The Office for International Students and Scholars serves the needs of all international faculty regularly employed at Smith College and visiting faculty who are here for a semester or shorter under our Visiting Scholars Program. The office will issue J-1 exchange visa applications as well as advise faculty on immigration issues, travel and employment under different visa categories. The office works closely with an immigration law firm in Northampton to process work visas as well as initiate applications for permanent residency.
International faculty are encouraged to contact this office as soon as they have received a new appointment, are coming to lecture or will be conducting research. Please contact Hrayr Tamzarian, associate dean for international students & scholars, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 585-4944.