Smith College comprises a diverse, global community. Students come from across the United States and more than 60 countries and from various racial, ethnic, political, social, economic, religious and cultural backgrounds. Approximately 12 percent of the Smith student body is composed of students from outside the United States, with more than 300 international students this year. Additionally, 22 percent of Smith's permanent faculty are either foreign born or hold degrees from an international university, and each year Smith hosts a wide array of visiting scholars across many disciplines.
If you are a young woman looking for the best in American education, Smith College may be just the place for you. Although “college” may mean secondary school in some countries, colleges in the United States are smaller, more personal versions of universities. And as a women’s college, Smith gives female students all the encouragement, attention, resources and leadership roles. We offer superior preparation for graduate school and careers through small classes where women are taken seriously and inspired to excel as scholars, scientists and leaders.
Smith College's Visiting Scholars Program enriches campus intellectual activities, nurtures the college's commitment to cultural diversity and furthers its goal of being a world college. International visitors extend the range of global experiences the college can offer its community. We welcome scholars from around the world to become a part of Smith's intellectual life, constituting a vital part of the college's rich, diverse and vibrant academic environment.