Academics & Research
- Majors and some minors in Greek, Latin, classics, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese-Brazilian studies are offered by the departments of Classical Languages and Literature, French Studies, German Studies, Italian Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature and Spanish and Portuguese.
- Beginning, intermediate, and advanced language classes in ancient Greek, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
- Other European languages—Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Modern Greek, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak and Ukrainian—are available at the beginning and intermediate levels through the Five College Supervised Independent Language Program sponsored by Five College Center for the Study of World Languages. Elementary Yiddish is offered through the National Yiddish Book Center during January Interterm.
- In addition to the departments that specialize in the language and culture of a European nation, perspectives on Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Eurasia are included in a range of disciplines and programs such as ancient studies, anthropology, art history, comparative literature, dance, economics, English language and literature, film studies, government, history, Jewish studies, landscape studies, medieval studies, music, philosophy, religion, theatre, sociology and the Program in the Study of Women and Gender.
- Five College programs include the Five College Certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.
- Library link to news and research on Europe
Smith Consortial and Approved Study-Abroad Programs
- France: Smith College JYA Program in Paris.
- Germany: Smith College JYA Program in Hamburg. Study in German and English. Both spring semester and academic year options are available.
- Italy: Smith College JYA Program in Florence.
- Switzerland: Smith College JYA Program in Geneva. Study in French and English.
- Spain: Smith College consortial program, Programa de Estudios Hispanicos en Cordoba, Spain (PRESHCO). Both semester or academic year options available.
- To find the approved program in other European countries such as the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia or Scotland that best matches your academic needs, consult the Office for International Studies.
Fellowships & Funds
For Students in Smith JYA Programs in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg and Paris
- The Baer Fund sponsors a student wishing to undertake a full-time internship during the summer after her studies on the JYA program in Geneva. Apply to the director of the JYA program.
- The Blumberg Traveling Fellowship funds as many as five students on the Smith College JYA programs who design a project to be carried out during the summer after their academic year on the JYA program. Apply to the director of the JYA program.
- The Julia Mayrani Rees Simonds '95 France Internship Fund sponsors a student wishing to undertake an internship during the summer after her studies on the JYA program in Paris—or in Geneva, if there are no candidates from the Paris program. Apply to the director of the JYA program.
- The Wiehr Fund sponsors students studying in Hamburg. Apply to Director of JYA program.
For Students Traveling to Britain, Italy or France
- The MacHarg Fund for classics majors studying at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome. Apply for an International Experience Grant through the Office for International Study.
- The Weiden Fund sponsors internships or similar programs preferably in arts and humanitarian projects in Western Europe, especially Britain, Italy and France. Apply for an International Experience Grant through the Office for International Study.
For Students Majoring in Spanish
- The Vale Grant is administered annually for a student who is spending a semester or year in Spain and who is a major in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
- Spanish Department International Experience Grants are available to Spanish majors for study, research or internships during Interterm or the summer. Contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
- The ENS Fellowship allows a Smith graduate to spend one year post-graduation at the École Normale Supérieure, rue d'Ulm, France's most prestigious institution of higher learning.
Funds Available Worldwide (not region-specific):
- Calkins International Research Fund
- Class of 1983 Developing World Fund
- McCallum Fund
- Neville Fund
- Wilder Fund
These funds are administered by the Office for International Study through International Experience Grants (IEG). Grant proposals will be reviewed for eligibility from all funding sources available for IEGs.
For additional information about fellowships and funding sources for studying in Germany, Russia and other countries in Europe, see the Fellowships Program for Fellowships Sponsored by Smith. In particular see the DAAD Undergrad program, the Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship, the National Language Flagship Program for Russian, and the Boren Fellowship for Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, consult Funding for Study Abroad administered by the Office for International Study.