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May 8, 2019

As you get ready to leave campus and the U.S. for the summer, please come to the HIO to get a new travel signature on your Form I-20 or DS-2019. The HIO travel signature must be less than 12 months old at the time of your reentry to the U.S. You may come to the HIO with your I-20 or DS-2019 and your passport during our office hours and get a travel signature. No appointment is needed. For information on required documents for reentry to the U.S. click here.

May 8, 2019

As you get ready to transition to Harvard, we hope that you find the New Student Guide and New Scholar Guide helpful. We look forward to meeting you in the fall.

May 8, 2019

If you plan to work off-campus in the U.S. this summer, you must apply for U.S. work permission. If you have an F-1 visa click here for instructions to apply for pre-completion or post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).  If you are a J-1 student click here for instructions to apply for pre-completion or post-completion Academic Training (AT).

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

I met an incredible and very diverse group of people, from all over the world who taught me so many things at so many levels.  So I think in that sense, coming to Harvard makes you a truly global citizen

Mariano Gomez Luque - Argentina - Graduate School of Design

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year