10.08 Harvard International Office

The Harvard International Office (HIO) (http://www.hio.harvard.edu/) provides programs and services for international students and scholars at Harvard as well as their families. The HIO is part of the University’s Central Administration and offers services to international students and scholars at Harvard College, the graduate and professional schools, as well as the numerous research centers and affiliated teaching hospitals, to minimize the difficulties they may experience both upon arrival and later during their stay at Harvard. 

Mission:  HIO provides information on a wide range of topics, including immigration issues (work permits, travel), financial questions, social and cultural differences, and resources at Harvard and in the community. International students are given the opportunity to participate in Harvard's International Student Host Program, which connects them with Americans living in the Cambridge and Boston areas.

The office also acts as a liaison between Harvard and various public and private agencies in matters affecting the University's international students and scholars. All newly admitted international students are required to check in with the International Office before registering in their schools and should bring their passports and visa documents or other evidence of their immigration status. All international students are encouraged to visit the office in order to take advantage of its programs and services.

Harvard International Office
1350 Massachusetts Avenue

Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 864

Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617-495-2789
Fax number: 617-495-4088
Website: www.hio.harvard.edu

Regular Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (except for holidays). HBS and Longwood Medical Area (LMA) Office Hours: Some HIO advisors hold office hours at certain schools. For off-site office hour schedules, please go to http://www.hio.harvard.edu/office-hours.