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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

Winter Break

Check out what the ISSO has planned for Winter Break 2018!  

Don't forget: Receipts for grocery reimbursements are due MONDAY, JANUARY 21st to Sue Pouliot. 

 

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
Feb
12

OPT Information Session

  • ISSO, Wright Hall, 5-6 p.m.
  • Information session for students to learn about opportunities for paid and unpaid work in the United States. Attendance at an OPT information session is required for all applicants.
Mar
19

OPT Information Session

  • ISSO, Wright Hall, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
  • Information session for students to learn about opportunities for paid and unpaid work in the United States. Attendance at an OPT information session is required for all applicants.
Mar
27

OPT Information Session

  • ISSO, Wright Hall, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Information session for students to learn about opportunities for paid and unpaid work in the United States. Attendance at an OPT information session is required for all applicants.
Apr
11

CPT Q & A Session

  • ISSO, Wright Hall, 5-6 p.m.
  • 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.

Contact

International Students and Scholars

125 Wright Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA USA

Phone: 413-585-4905 or 413-585-2697
Fax: 413-585-4982
Email: interstu@smith.edu

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