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

David Woessner
I was drawn to HDS by the rigorous academics and the variety of the field education opportunities. I didn’t foresee how the shared spiritual dynamic among students, faculty, and staff would impact my life. This isn’t just a place to study. It’s a place to grow alongside others. 
—David Woessner, MDiv candidate
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