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March 25, 2019

The HIO is pleased to announce an informational session entitled Green Cards, Entrepreneurship, and Work Visas: What Do I Need to Know?  Join local immigration attorney Richard Costa speaking about topics such as H-1Bs, TNs, O-1s, entrepreneurship, green cards and much more during this session sponsored by the HMS Office for Postdoctoral Affairs and the HIO. Q &A to follow.  The session will be held on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Armenise Amphitheater at HMS. ...

March 18, 2019

If you plan to work in the U.S. after graduation or take a paid internship in the U.S. this summe , it is time to apply for OPT. You do not need a job offer to apply for OPT.  Click here to start the process of applying for OPT.

There are three steps in an OPT application:

1. Completing forms and putting an application packet together
2. Submitting the packet to the HIO to obtain OPT ...

March 7, 2019

As an international student, researcher, or faculty member at Harvard, it is important that you are aware of your U.S. income tax obligations.  If you were present in the U.S. during any part of 2018 , there is at least one tax form (IRS Form 8843) you must file with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you were not in the U.S. at all during 2018, you do not need to complete any tax forms this year.  Please review our ...

Personal Stories

I feel like there is a lot to learn and imbibe from people due to the vast diversity in the background, culture and personalities and also because the international folklore is quite large.  Hence, every other person I meet on campus has an amazing story to tell and an interesting background to share.

Sukanya Punthambaker - India - Harvard Medical School

Harvard is truly a transforming place. Since coming to Harvard, I have experienced tremendous growth and maturity in my academic, professional, and social life.

Frank Blibo - Ghana - GSAS

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year