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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.

Open Office Hours

Have a Question? Need something signed? Want to know more about something?

Come to our ISSO open office hours, held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2-4pm on a first-come, first-served basis. If you cannot make it during those hours, feel free to contact the office to make an appointment.

OPT Info session

Are you planning to work in US after graduation? In order to make it happen you will need a work authorization.

Join us on Thursday, October 8, 2015 and learn all you need to know about OPT (Optional Practical Training) for students on F-1 visa. Bring your questions or any concerns that you might have and we will try our best to address them.

In case you cannot make it to the first one, the second info session will be happening on Wenesday, October 28, 2015.

If you want to read more about OPT prior to coming to info session, you can visit: http://www.uscis.gov/eir/visa-guide/f-1-opt-optional-practical-training/f-1-optional-practical-training-opt

Drop-In group for international students

Schacht Center for Helath and Wellness started a drop-in group as a support for international students. They are inviting you to stop by and share stories with students who understand.

Drop-in group will meet every Thursday from 4:10 - 5 pm, starting from October 1, 2015.

For additional information call:

Smith College Counseling Services at 413-585-2840 or e-mail counselingservices@smith.edu


Internship search for international students

Thursday, October 29, 12:00-12:50pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room

In this introductory session you will learn how to find internships and how to prepare effective applications for U.S.-based employers. In addition, Caitlin Szymkowicz, Associate Dean for International Students, will be available to answer questions regarding work authorization and internship.