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February 11, 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 ...

February 5, 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 ...

January 31, 2019

Starting March 1, 2019, interviews for H visas will be conducted only at the U.S. Embassy Beijing, U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou, and U.S. Consulate General Shanghai.  H visa interviews will no longer be conducted at U.S. Consulate General Chengdu or U.S. Consulate General Shenyang. These changes were made due to the volume and complexity of H visa cases and to ensure that the proper resources and expertise are put in place to efficiently process them. This change also applies to L visa applications, which does not affect Harvard employees. For more ...

Personal Stories

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

I was lucky enough to attend a reception at the beautiful Harvard Museum of Natural History. The galleries had been outfitted with food and drink and music and many students from countries all over the world were mingling. I was so surprised! I had never seen a party with food and music hosted in a museum.

Zhongchi Li - China - Harvard Medical School

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year