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 Voices

Maytal Saltiel
I was a little worried that I might be the only Jewish student at HDS, but I was quickly welcomed into a pluralistic community of diverse intellectual and spiritual interests. The Jewish Student Association has served as a homebase for my spiritual growth, meeting for text study, conversations on controversial topics, and to celebrate together. This grounding has allowed me to explore other religious traditions and further inform my own spiritual practice.
—Maytal Saltiel, MDiv '12
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