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There is an electric feeling of possibility on the Harvard Kennedy School campus.

Energy and activity, forward momentum, and enthusiastic exchange.

Students painting at a local schoolOur students are at the heart of it.

They are remarkable for their diversity of background, experience, and thought—enriched by their differences and connected by a commitment to transform ideas into solutions to public problems.

As a Harvard Kennedy School student, you will be welcomed into a vibrant community representing countries and territories from around the world and every corner of the United States to form an intellectually curious and globally-minded cohort.

Getting involved in the active life of the school is one of the surest ways to feel at home here. As a student at HKS, you can participate in more than 80 student-run organizations, ranging from the Student Public Service Collaborative to the Rowing Club. You can be part of student-led conferences, contribute to any of our student publications, or commit to serving the HKS community through the Kennedy School Student Government.

Explore the options and craft your HKS experience.

Our students represent diverse nationalities. See which countries our current degree program students hail from outside the United States.