The Professional Communication Program for New International Scholars, a collaboration between the GSAS Office of Student Affairs and the the Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, introduces incoming international graduate students to life at Harvard and to the United States and helps them activate their English language skills in preparation for beginning their graduate programs. This intensive program provides opportunities to develop professional communication skills, to explore campus and classroom culture at Harvard, and to foster connections and build community across disciplines. During the program, international graduate students live free-of-charge in the GSAS residence halls, where they build close relationships with fellow program participants, create lasting friendships, and start to feel at home at Harvard.
There is no tuition charge. Students are responsible for living expenses only.

Students should discuss participating in the program with their graduate program or email for more information.

The PCP is aligned with the GSAS Oral English Language Requirement and is designed to feed directly into the Bok Center’s Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars.  

The PCP is generously supported by the Fan family: John Fan, PhD ’72, Stephanie Fan, and Melina Fan, PhD ’04. See photos from a celebration of the program at Loeb House.