Smith College was a pioneer in the field of study abroad when it established its Paris Junior Year Abroad program in 1925. Created with the bold vision that active engagement in the world enhances the liberal arts curriculum, Smith's Junior Year Abroad programs have continued to hold to the premise that this engagement is best achieved through language proficiency, cultural immersion and the comprehension of different academic standards and perspectives.
Smith's four undergraduate programs abroad—in Paris, Florence, Hamburg and Geneva—continue their pioneering legacy in adaptive and innovative ways that challenge students to broaden their understanding of the world through international study.
A unique joint program between Smith and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva enables a small number of students to complete their bachelor of arts and master's degrees in five years.
Florence is a historic city of uncommon beauty and importance in European history, arts and humanities. While gaining an appreciation of medieval and renaissance Florence, experience contemporary life in Italy.
Home to the United Nations, Geneva is a cosmopolitan city located on the beautiful Lac Léman. Study at the University of Geneva and its affiliated institutes. International internship opportunities are available with human rights, security, global health and development organizations.
Located near the North Sea, Hamburg is known as both gateway to the world and one of Europe's most sustainable cities. Study in German at the Universität Hamburg, including a special spring semester environmental studies option.
Paris is an intellectually stimulating hub of humanities, science, art and more. Choose courses from Parisian universities in addition to courses offered at Smith's center in Montparnasse.
Through this unique program, a small number of students can complete an undergraduate degree from Smith and a master's from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva in five years.