Study Abroad

Program Updates & News

  • Fall 2021:
    The OIE is tentatively planning for Fall 2021 Study Abroad, although it recognizes that students currently are not permitted to travel internationally under the University Travel Guidance. Whether Fall 2021 Study Abroad will go forward depends on a number of factors, including, for example: whether changes are made to the University Travel Guidance to allow for undergraduate international travel; the public health situation at the time; and any travel restrictions that may be imposed by Harvard or by government authorities. The OIE continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation world-wide as it considers the resumption of study abroad programs for Harvard students. If study abroad is permitted, students also should note that individual study abroad programs may be adjusted with regard to start date, content, and other program logistics in order to meet health and safety considerations on site. 

    For the list of eligible programs, please click here.
    For information on applying to fall 2021 study abroad, please click here

    The OIE will be accepting applications through May 1

  • Summer 2021:
    Access the list of virtual study abroad programs, and instructions for applying. The deadline to apply for credit + funding was March 2, 2021; the deadline to apply credit only (no funding) is May 1, 2021.

  • Spring 2021:
    Study Abroad Cancelled. Access the full statement regarding spring study abroad cancellation (October 1, 2020). Please reach out to the OIE at with any questions.


Welcome to the Office of International Education
The Office of International Education (OIE) works with undergraduate students who are planning for a significant academic year, term, or summer international experience. We work with students to research and plan for their time abroad, provide support during their international experience, and ensure that their re-entry process goes smoothly. We are guided by the academic standards of Harvard College, and work in close collaboration with various academic departments, area centers, and other advising offices on campus.

To learn more about how Harvard is engaged with the rest of the world, please visit Harvard Worldwide, a website maintained by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs.


OIE Hours: Monday - Friday: 9a.m. - 5p.m. ET

To request a virtual appointment, please email or and suggest times that would work for your local time zone. 

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