What's New

January 4, 2019

The current partial U.S. government shutdown has the following impacts:

• U.S. consular functions are operating, but if the shutdown is prolonged, visa processing could be limited.
• U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS ...

December 6, 2018

As you get ready to leave for winter break please check to make sure that the traavel signature on your Form I-20 or DS-2019 will be less than 12 months old at the time of your reentry to the U.S. If you need an updated travel signature, please stop by the HIO to obtain one before you leave campus. For more ...

October 3, 2018

Each year the U.S. Department of State announces the countries eligible to apply for the Diversity Visa (green card) lottery. Information about this year's lottery (DV 2020) can be found here. For DV–2020, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China ( ...

Personal Stories

I have met amazing people that make feel like at home. It is surprising to meet new people of different nationalities, backgrounds, and cultures that share similar experiences and ambitions than mine. That helps me to get along easily with them.

Eduardo Peláez - Peru - Graduate School of Design

My best experience at Harvard has been the First-Year International Program, a four day preorientation program for international students. I participated in it when I matriculated, and have had the privilege of been involved in organizing it. Each year it has been  a fantastic way to connect with the international community.

Esme Trahair - United Kingdom - Harvard College

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year