International Students

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The HDS Office of Student Life recognizes the challenges international students experience when becoming acquainted with a new country, culture, and lifestyle, as well as the adjustments associated with a new academic environment. The Office of Student Life seeks to make these transitions as smooth as possible. All international students are encouraged to connect with the Office of Student Life at studentlife@hds.harvard.edu.

It is also extremely important that all international students register with the Harvard University International Office. Visit the Harvard University International Office website for useful advice and information. The HDS liaison in the International Office is:

Joseph Chen
Advisor to International Students and Scholars
Harvard International Office
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Smith Center Room 864
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617.496.2815
Fax: 617.495.4088
Email: joseph_chen@harvard.edu

HDS Facts

HDS shield
Harvard alumnus Pierre de Chaignon la Rose designed the Harvard graduate school shields for the occasion of the 1936 Tercentenary of Harvard College. For the HDS shield, he used the Hollis family coat of arms (a blue chevron containing three wood-pigeons with three sprigs of holly interspersed in the white background), beneath the University motto, Veritas.