The Office for International Students & Scholars holds seminars and workshops during the year. The office also advises the International Students Organization, and helps showcase their events. Please check periodically to see when the next event or workshop is scheduled.
February 20, 2013
OPT/CPT Workshop for non-graduating students
We will be holding a workshop on the topic of Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) on Wednesday , February 20 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in Seelye 106.
If you are considering remaining in the United States this summer to work in the U.S. outside Smith College in an internship under the OPT/CPT program, please attend this workshop!
We will answer questions like: "Do I need a job to apply?"; "What dates should I request for OPT?"; and "What is the difference between OPT and CPT?" "Do I need to have declared a major before I apply", "how much does it cost to apply"?, "I am a first-year, can I work outside Smith College this summer?"
February 13, 2013
OPT Workshop for Seniors
We will be holding a workshop on the topic of Optional Practical Training (OPT) on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Seelye Room 101. If you are considering remaining in the United States to work for one year or more under the OPT program after graduation, please attend this workshop! We want to make the application process for OPT as easy as possible for you, or at least give you all the information so you can make the right decision.
We will answer questions like: "Do I need a job to apply?"; "What dates should I request for OPT?"; and "How do I qualify for a STEM extension?" as well as simple things like "Why can't I just get those passport pictures at CVS?"
November 5, 2012
International Students Day Food Festival
The annual I.S. Day food fair will be held Monday November 5, from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Carroll Room.
International students are busy preparing dishes from many countries for the campus community. Join us in sampling mouth-watering international cuisine. Mingle with the Smith international community and be part of this wonderful tradition. Food tickets to purchase the various dishes will be sold at the door.
Sponsored by the International Students Organization (ISO) and the Office for International Students and Scholars.