Academics & Research
- Majors and minors in American Studies and in Afro-American Studies are offered by the Program in American Studies and the Department of Afro-American Studies.
- Faculty from a wide range of disciplines -- anthropology, art history, dance, economics, education, English, film studies, history, government, landscape studies, Latin American and Latino/a studies, music, religion, sociology and theatre -- teach and do research with a focus on North America (the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean).
- Diploma in American Studies Program, a unique one-year program open only to international students of advanced undergraduate or graduate standing, and designed primarily, although not exclusively, for those who are teaching or who plan to teach some aspect of American culture and institutions.
- chatter, an online review, sponsored by the American Studies Diploma Program, which publishes writing about the U.S. from outside the U.S.
- Five College programs include the Five College Certificate in Native American Indian Studies, the Five College Certificate in Latin American Studies (FCLAS), and the Center for Crossroads in the Study of the Americas (CISA), which holds an annual student research symposium every spring.
- Opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research or internships under the auspices of the Faculty-Led Educational Experiences Abroad (FLEXA) in Nicaragua, Belize and the Bahamas.
- Library link to news and research on North America
Smith Approved Study Abroad Programs
Programs for Studying Off-Campus in the U.S.
- Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington Program
- The Smith Program at the Smithsonian Institute
- Salt Program for Documentary Studies in Maine
- Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program
- Twelve College Exchange for studying at Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Connecticut College, Connecticut College - NTI, Dartmouth College, Mount Holyoke College, Trinity College, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Wesleyan College, Wheaton College, or Williams-Mystic Seaport Program. Complete and submit a Twelve College Exchange Application to the Class Deans Office.
Fellowships & Funds
- Fox-Boorstein International Internship Fellowship supports Smith students working at summer internships in governmental or non-government/profit or non-profit international organizations. Administered by the Department of Government.
- Leanna Brown '56 Fellowship, intended to support Smith students working at summer internships in state or local government or in organizations (government or non-government) focused on issues of particular concern to women. Administered by the Department of Government.
- SEA Semester 5-College Scholarship Award provides one merit-based scholarship per SEA semester program. Open to students from Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst College, Hampshire College and UMass-Amherst.
- For additional fellowships and funds to study in North America, see the Fellowships Program for Fellowships Sponsored by Smith. In particular see the Killam Fellowship for study in a Canadian university and the Beckam Scholars program for the study of science.
Student Groups & Organizations