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Thanks to an expanding program in Arabic studies at Smith and the Five Colleges, learning the dominant language of the Middle East is more than memorizing a new alphabet and studying verb tenses.

 
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Visiting Student Program

The Visiting Student Program (VSP) is for women currently enrolled in American colleges or universities. Students may apply to spend a semester or a year at Smith during their sophomore, junior or senior years. Students are required to submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation from faculty members at their home institutions, an adviser's or dean's reference and an official college transcript. VSP students may apply for transfer, with the approval of their home institutions, after one semester at Smith.

International Visiting Program

The International Visiting Program (IVP) is for women currently enrolled in colleges or universities outside the United States or who are in the final year of studies leading to university entrance in their home countries. Accepted applicants must submit examination results (Baccalaureate, GCSE or Arbitur, for example) before enrolling. Applicants should submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation from teachers at their home institutions, an adviser's or dean's reference and official transcripts. If a transcript is not available, students should submit a list of the courses they have completed and those they are currently taking.

Evidence of fluency in English (TOEFL score, for example) is required for applicants whose first language is not English. IVP students may apply for transfer, with the approval of their home institutions if applicable, after one semester at Smith.

Visiting Student Program for the Study of Women and Gender

This program is for women who wish to spend half or all of their junior year taking advantage of the rich curricular offerings of Smith's Program for the Study of Women and Gender. Applications are welcome from students with at least sophomore standing and a strong academic record that includes two or more women and gender studies courses. To apply, submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation from faculty members at your home institution, an adviser's or dean's reference and an official college transcript. Students in the women and gender studies program may take courses in any department or program at Smith in addition to the many women and gender studies offerings and may apply for transfer, with the approval of their home institution, after one semester at Smith.

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Junior Year Visiting Program for the Study of Mathematics

This program is for women planning to major in mathematics who wish to study for a semester or year at a women's college. Juniors at Smith have the opportunity to work on research with faculty members, and many math majors have written and presented papers with faculty at scholarly conferences. Applications are welcome from students with at least sophomore standing and a strong record in mathematics. To apply, submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation from faculty members at your home institution, an adviser's or dean's reference, and an official college transcript. Students in this program make take courses in any department or program at Smith in addition to mathematics.

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