After completing the the American Studies Diploma Program, many graduates have continued their studies and research, started teaching, begun careers in journalism, or found work either in international commerce or with nongovernmental agencies, either at home or abroad.
Colleges and universities in many countries—China, Germany, India, Italy, The Netherlands, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, as well as the United States—count our alumni among their ranks; one of our graduates has even become a tenured professor at Smith College. Also among our former students are two university presidents; a Fulbright program director; several distinguished print journalists; radio and television anchors; as well as editors, publishers, civil servants and diplomats.
At the program's 50th reunion, which was held in Northampton in spring 2012, more than 50 former students were in attendance. They told of stories of their time in Northampton and the way that year had helped shape the path their lives had taken. There's really no telling where a year at Smith may lead!