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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

ISP 2022 Schedule is up!

If you're curious what we'll be up to from August 25 - 30, check out the International Student Pre-Orientation (ISP) site. Our schedule for ISP 2022 is now available!

Need a new I-20 or a Travel Signature?

If you are traveling internationally, you need to have a travel signature on your I-20 that is less than 12 months old when you return to the U.S.

Bring your I-20 to the ISSO and get it signed while you wait if you are still on campus. If you are off-campus, you can complete this Google Form, and we’ll email your new I-20 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!