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Harvard’s worldwide activities take many forms. Below are brief descriptions of the various academic activities for which users can search on this site.
Harvard’s Course Catalog contains course descriptions for all courses taught at the University. At this site, users can search the course catalog for courses on a particular country or region, for courses taught at a particular school, or for courses whose titles or descriptions include a keyword of their choosing.
Centers, Initiatives, Institutes and Programs
Harvard’s many research centers, also referred to as initiatives, institutes, or programs, conduct and promote interdisciplinary research by faculty and students. Many of these centers focus on the study of a particular country or region (e.g. the Committee on African Studies) and others on issues that transcend geographic boundaries (e.g. Center for the Environment).
Degree and Certificate Programs
Harvard’s schools offer a variety of degree and certificate programs for students who complete coursework on a particular country or region of the world.
Harvard schools, research centers, and individual faculty members offer a variety of training programs for government officials, business leaders, other professionals, and students from around the world.
Harvard faculty members conduct research on every region of the world, on nearly every country, and on topics that cross oceans and continents. Users of this site can find faculty members with research interests in a particular country or region, or on a particular topic.
Faculty Research Projects
Harvard faculty members conduct research around the world, and on issues of global importance. Users of this site can find information on selected faculty research projects that take place outside the United States or that focus on a particular country or region.
Grants and Fellowships
Harvard offers its students and faculty numerous grants and fellowships to support their travel, research, and other work outside the United States.
A handful of Harvard schools and research centers have opened offices outside the United States to support international research, travel, and other work by Harvard students and faculty.
Internships allow Harvard students to gain valuable work experience in businesses and nonprofit organizations. Many Harvard centers and other organizations offer internships for students outside the United States.
Harvard has hundreds of student organizations, many of them aimed at international students, at students interested in studying, working, or volunteering outside the United States, or at examining international issues.
Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
Harvard students have a variety of opportunities to study and take courses for credit outside the United States.
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