What's New

August 4, 2016

The staff of the HIO looks forward to welcoming you to Harvard.  We hope that by now you have obtained your visa and are making your final arrangements to move to the Boston area. 

Here are some suggestions to help you with your arrival in the U.S. and Harvard:
• You must carry your visa document (Form I-20 or ...

August 4, 2016

From August 15 to August 31, 2016, we will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.  HIO and most University offices will be closed on Monday, September 5 for the national Labor Day holiday.  Our standard office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. ...

August 3, 2016

The HIO is located in the Smith Campus Center which is currently undergoing extensive construction and renovation.  The entrance to the Smith Campus Center is located on Massachusetts Avenue and will be marked to indicate where you should enter the building.  Have your passport available to check in with the building security personnel before you head up to HIO on the 8th floor.  If you have the option of registering at your school or using the HIO Student Portal, it may be more convenient than coming to the HIO office. ...

Personal Stories

...it has been really easy to make friends and I’ve met great people during my time here.

Raphael SchroeterSwitzerlandGSAS2014

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 PunthambakerIndiaHarvard Medical School

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year