This is a running list of various resources Harvard and Boston has to offer! First of, 6 Things Every Extension Student Should Know: Dining; Parking; Studying; Academic Services; Getting Involved; and Important Dates and Information
Perks of a Harvard ID
- Free Museum entrance to Harvard Museums, as well as most museums around Boston (check out MFA, Isabella Gardner Museum, ICA or Museum of Science)
- Free shuttle service around campus
- Library access and privileges. You can get pretty much the same deal without an ID if you pay $100 at Library Services in Widener.
- Eligible for Gym Membership
- Free video and camera rental (DCE lab)
- Free printing (Computer lab)
"Hidden gems" of dining around Harvard square
The Harvard Faculty Club - open to anyone with a Harvard ID for brunch
L.A. Burdick's Fine Chocolates in Harvard Square
The Queens Head Pub - "hidden" Harvard pub in the basement of the Memorial Hall
Pain Points for International Students:
- Visa: unfortunately HES does not provide student visas. However, you can get one if you are taking 2 courses in Summer school
- Critical Reading and Writing test: lasts one hour, consists of the reading part (multiple choice for reading comprehension), and an essay. For best results, practice writing opinion essays in half hour or less.
Harvard Library - Environment at a Glance
The Science Center and Lamont Library is open 24/7 during regular academic year.
The Grossman Library is dedicated specifically for the Extension School.
The DCE Computer Lab is open for anyone taking courses at HES. Tips: you can print here for free! Plus, rent out a ton of great equipment, like video cameras, etc.
Monrow C. Gutman Library is conveniently located right down the block from 51 Brattle St. (HES administration).
SEM Program overview of degrees and certificates
Finance your studies
Career and Resource Center (CARC) - for career assistance, contact Linda Spencer, Assistance Director and Coordinator of Harvard Extension School Career Advising at (617) 496-8946 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the Office of Career Services on their website or in person at 54 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Internships - you can also do an internship, and count it towards your SEM credit requirements