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

HDS Voices

Julia
Growing up in a family with limited financial means, I was the first person to attend college. Of all my academic experiences, my HDS experience was the single most influential, developmental phase in my life; it led me to my career as an educator. But my story would not have been possible without financial aid from HDS, as it meant that my family’s financial situation did not determine my destiny.
Julia Whitcavitch-Devoy, MTS ’94; member of HDS Alumni/ae and Leadership Councils; Professor in Developmental Psychology, Boston College