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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.




IS Week 2020!

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the International Students Organization, we are continuing the tradition of IS Day this year as IS Week. International students and alumni are sharing delicious recipes from their cultures. We are joined virtually all around the world and excited to share our stories and recipes to offer a taste of home. Check out these delicious dishes and participate in our IS Week Challenge from November 9–16. Let’s get cooking, all over the world!
IS WEEK 2020

Important Updates

ISP Leader Application now available for ISP 2021!

Submit your application to by March 28th!  

Need a new I-20 or a Travel Signature?

Complete this Google Form, and we'll get in touch with you to arrange how best to get your new document to you!

New Study Abroad Policy for International Students Unable to Return to Campus

International students, along with U.S. residents or citizens residing outside the U.S., may be granted exceptions to study abroad locally at universities or programs in their home countries and to apply for transfer of the credits to Smith. Please visit the News and Events page of the Office for International Study website for more details.

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.

Cultural Organizations at Smith


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 when it’s convenient for you!