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International Students & Scholars

The Office for International Students and Scholars enhances and supports the educational, cultural and social dimension of international education at Smith College. We promote a diverse learning environment, support essential services and programs and assist international students in meeting their educational and career goals.



International Student Pre-Orientation (ISP) for new incoming international students

August 25th - August 31st

Open Office Hours

Have a Question? Need something signed? Want to know more about something? Please email interstu@smith.edu with your question or to make an appointment.

ISSO open office hours, held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2-4pm will resume in the Fall.


2016-2017 Academic Year Student Worker Positions Posted!

There are a number of opportunities for rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors to work in the Lewis Global Studies Center next year. You can apply to work as an International Students and Scholars Office assistant or intern, a Lewis Global Studies Center office assistant, or as a study abroad peer advisor/ office assistant. If you're eager to share your international experience with other Smithies we strongly encourage you to apply by July 31st in JobX!

Breaking news for opt stem extensions!

As of May 10th the OPT STEM extension has been extended to 24 months for all new applicants! See our OPT section of the website for more information.

  • STEM extensions now require a new form, I-983, which must be completed by all applicants in collaboration with their employers.
  • If you are currently on a 17 month STEM extension, and have at least 150 calendar days remaining on your EAD, you are able to apply for an additional seven month extension until August 8, 2016.

Currently using OPT?

Make sure you update the ISSO of any changes in your address and employment!


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