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International Students & Scholars

Group photo of International Students and Scholars 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.

Important Updates

Apply to be an ISP Leader!

The 2022 ISP Leader Application is now live. Applications are due to by Sunday March 13th at 11:59pm.

Need a new I-20 or a Travel Signature?

If you are traveling internationally over Winter Break or J-Term, you need to have a travel signature on your I-20 that is less than 6 months old. The ISSO is offering drop-in hours to get your I-20 signed on the following dates. 

Friday December 10, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday December 14, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Bring your I-20 and get it signed while you wait. If you need a signature and can't make those dates, you can either drop off your I-20 in the mailbox outside Claire's office (Wright Hall 123) and she will email you when it is ready for pickup, or you can complete this Google Form, and we’ll get in touch with you to arrange how best to get your new document to you!

Visa and Immigration Issues

For details on Suspension of Routine U.S. Visa Services Worldwide; Continuity of F-1 Status during COVID-19; COVID-19 Travel Bans; Other Travel Restrictions; Public Charge Rule Change; and Unlawful Presence Memo Update, please visit the ISSO News & Announcements page.

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International Students and Scholars

125 Wright Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA USA

Phone: 413-585-7598
Fax: 413-585-4982

Open office hours: Schedule a meeting with Dean Caitlin or with Claire Seely when it’s convenient for you!