International Offices and Resources at Harvard

Harvard’s International Strategy, Statistics, and Community

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs promotes, coordinates, and oversees Harvard international activities at the University level.

Harvard Worldwide is an informational portal that offers a glimpse at Harvard University’s strong connections to students, faculty, and other colleges and universities around the world, and to its enormous number of worldwide academic activities.

The Harvard International Office offers services for international students and scholars across the university. The HIO provides assistance with immigration issues (work permits, travel), financial questions, and social/cultural differences.

Funding Your Time Abroad

The Office of Career Services provides summer funding opportunities for Harvard undergraduates. OCS funding is available for both summer study abroad and non-credit summers abroad.

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships is Harvard's the primary source of information about undergraduate research and prestigious scholarships in Cambridge and beyond.

The Committee on General Scholarships administers special financial aid, scholarship, and fellowship programs that support across the university. This funding includes a number of traveling fellowships, as well as scholarships based on residency and ancestry.

Choose Your Study Abroad Experience

The Office of International Education works with undergraduate students who are interested in participating in a non-Harvard term time or summer for-credit study abroad experience. The OIE works with students during the program research and application processes, the credit-transfer process, and upon their return to campus to ensure a smooth transition back to life at Harvard.

Harvard Summer School provides for-credit summer study abroad programs taught by Harvard faculty and administered by Harvard staff. 

Know Before You Go

Global Support Services provides tools and guidance that enable faculty, students, and staff to study, work, and research overseas. A key component of their work is risk mitigation: GSS maintains the travel risk ratings list for Harvard, the Harvard Travel Registry, and provides 24/7 medical and security support through the Harvard Travel Assist program.