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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

ISP 2019 Schedule 

Our schedule for this year's International Student Pre-Orientation is ready for you to see! Please note that minor details may change in the next couple of weeks. We will provide you an up-to-date hard copy upon arrival. Navigate to our ISP page to view!

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.

Unlawful Presence Memo Update

As of May 3, the US District Cour for the Middle District of North Carolina issued an injunction for the USCIS unlawful presence memo of August 8, 2018. This injunction prevents the memo from being acted upon for the time being. Read more about the injunction and its effects on NAFSA's update site.

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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.