International Students

Andover Harvard Theological Library

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

Rick Santos
I remember a guest speaker in one of my classes at Harvard Divinity School saying that an HDS education is powerful because it’s not just about academics; it’s also about learning to be engaged in the world. I often recall these words when I’m on the ground helping people in countries vastly different from the United States. Every time I serve others, my HDS education serves me.
—Rick Santos, MTS '92; HDS Leadership Council member; president and CEO of IMA World Health