International Visitors Program

Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, is an open campus that welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world every year. The Office of the University Marshal in particular hosts international individuals and delegations seeking substantive dialogue with members of the Harvard community on shared areas of interest. These individuals include, but are not limited to, government officials, university leaders, and professionals in various fields participating in fellowships or special programs sponsored by official entities such as local consulates or the U.S. State Department.  

Other types of visitors (such as large tour groups, families on college tours, and vacationing visitors to the greater Boston area) should contact the Harvard University Visitor Center or the Harvard College Admissions Office for more information about group tours.

If you, or an official non-profit delegation you represent, are interested in making arrangements for a substantive visit to Harvard University, your first contact should be the Marshal’s Office. Please provide the following information in writing: 

  • Specific objectives for the visit
  • Names and titles of all delegation members 
  • Proposed date and any schedule constraints
The Marshal’s Office staff will respond to your request in a timely manner after determining whether the request can be accommodated. We regret that we are unable to provide translation services, issue formal letters of invitation, or sign memorandums of understanding.