What's New

October 1, 2015

The U.S. government has redesigned the Form I-20. The HIO is in the process of printing and distributing new I-20s for all continuing students (new students should have received a new I-20 when they registered with the HIO). Forms I-20 will be distributed in October as follows:

HBS MBA                                 HBS Spangler Box/Course Distribution Box (already distributed)
HBS DBA                        ...

October 1, 2015

The HIO is pleased to announce an informational session for students and scholars.

When: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where: Amenise Amphitheater in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA)

This session is intended to help our students and scholars learn what happens after Harvard visa sponsorship ends.  Join local attorney, Elizabeth Goss, speaking about topics such as H-1Bs, TNs, O-1s, entrepreneurship, ...

September 18, 2015

You must plan for international travel by first reviewing your immigration documents . In general, most international students and scholars at Harvard will need the following in order to return to the U.S.:

  • Valid passport
  • Valid U.S. visa in passport (except for Canadian citizens)
  • Valid immigration document (Form
  • ...

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 I make new friends almost every day here at Harvard. One of the things I love most about Harvard is the people I’ve met here.

Richard SalibaLebanonCollege2015

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year