What's New

June 16, 2015

The Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with overseas passport and visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. The Department of State is working to address these technical issues. The HIO is aware of this issue and is sympathetic to any inconveniences caused by it. We are hoping that the Department of State will resolve this issue and the system will be fully functional soon. ...

February 22, 2015

If you are an F-1 student and plan to work in the U.S. after graduation or just for the summer, it is time to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). ...

February 21, 2015

Congratulations on your admission to Harvard University! Your next step is to secure a U.S. student visa. Please watch this informational video on what you need to do in order to obtain your U.S. student visa. For specific questions, please contact an HIO advisor assigned to your school. ...

Personal Stories

Boston, as a city of immigrants, shares the same values and outlook as my Greek birthplace. Strolling along the Charles River or enjoying the sea breeze at the Boston harbor transports me back home.

Eurydice GeorganteliGreeceGSAS

It is always interesting when you realize how 'international' Boston is.

Danstan BagendaUgandaSchool of Public Health

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year