Harvard International Office
Holyoke Center Room 864, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge (617-495-2789)
The Harvard International Office (HIO) staff advises foreign nationals on immigration matters, social and cultural differences, financial matters, and traveling and personal concerns. The office provides programs designed to help new students and their families adjust quickly to life in the U.S. and to minimize the difficulties they may experience throughout their stay. Services provided by the HIO include orientation programs and discussion groups and activities for accompanying spouses. The Friends of International Students Program provides students from abroad with the opportunity to get to know an American family who will welcome them and ease their transition to the American way of life; contact Zarrin Foster at 617-496-2816 for more information. This office also maintains a web site (http://www.hio.harvard.edu/) which is updated regularly.
All newly admitted international students must visit the HIO before registering for classes. They should bring their passports and entry permits or other evidence of their immigration status.
The HIO is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The MASCO shuttle bus stops in front of Holyoke Center, the building in which HIO is located.
|An HIO representative holds regular office hours in the HSPH Career Services Office (Kresge G-18). Dates, hours, and location are advertised in advance on the HIO web site, www.hio.harvard.edu.|