Harvard International Office

Sharon Ladd, Director Mon.–Fri., 9 am–3 pm
864 Holyoke Center, 617-495-2789

The Harvard International Office (HIO) serves the international community at Harvard by providing programs and services for international students, scholars, and their families. These programs and services include orientation meetings and printed information to assist with adjustment to Harvard and living in the Boston/Cambridge area; advising and counseling on immigration regulations, social and cultural differences, financial matters, and personal concerns; referrals to other offices when appropriate; and the host family program for new graduate students. The HIO also purchases a software program, CINTAX, to assist non-residents with their tax obligations.

The HIO acts as a liaison between Harvard University and a variety of public and private agencies in matters affecting the University’s international students and scholars. The office supports the activities of the various international clubs whose members include graduate and undergraduate students.

All newly admitted international students must visit the HIO before they register in their individual schools. They should bring their passports and entry permits or other evidence of their immigration status. The HIO encourages all international students and scholars to take advantage of its programs and services. An adviser is always on duty to help with any problems or concerns.

All international students are urged to frequently consult the HIO Website at www.hio.harvard.edu. Important announcements about changes in immigration regulations will be posted on the Website as soon as the information is available.

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