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 their 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

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Anna Fett
The Office of Career Services provided me with multiple and accessible resources. The Career Connections newsletter was my go-to weekly read, and I attended almost every event offered. Through 1-on-1 consultations with Career Services’ staff, I learned how to take advantage of HIRED, our online job database, and how to navigate the job search process, including interview preparation, résumés, and cover letters.
—Anna Fett, MDiv '14
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