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International Students & Scholars

Group photo of International Students and Scholars staff at Smith College

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) advises and assists students through the complexities of U.S. immigration and visa and travel regulations, both prior to their arrival and throughout their stay at Smith. We assess the needs of international students and professors and facilitate their smooth transition to life at Smith and within the United States. Our office conducts programs and workshops on various topics throughout the year, and we act as a liaison and an advocate with governmental agencies and various college offices.

News & Announcements

International Student Resource Website from ISP: 

Trying to remember something that may have been covered during ISP? Check out our Resources Website for important information on getting healthcare, maintaining visa status, and more!

OPT Updates:

If you need to update your OPT information with us, please visit our Graduated Students section.

Cultural Organizations at Smith

Featured Upcoming Events

Featured Event

CPT Q & A Session

  • ISSO, Wright Hall, 4:15-5:15pm
  • Question and answer session for any international students looking to receive Curricular Practical Training (CPT) from the ISSO.  CPT is required to complete a paid internship or job in the US during summer break, or to complete a US-based Praxis. CPT is strongly recommended for any unpaid internship in the US. We will review the requirements of CPT, as well as how to apply.


International Students and Scholars

125 Wright Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA USA

Phone: 413-585-4905 or 413-585-2697
Fax: 413-585-4982

Open office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 2:30–4 p.m.