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International Students and Scholars

125 Wright Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA USA

Phone: 413-585-7598
Fax: 413-585-4982
Email: interstu@smith.edu

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

 
 
A group of international students sit by fountain, Smith College

The ISSO regularly holds information sessions and programming throughout the year. Please check out our Facebook page and subscribe to our eNewsletter to follow our events and receive updates throughout the year.


International Student Preorientation (ISP)

International Student Preorientation happens each year in the week before all-student orientation at Smith. See our ISP section for more information.

Would you like to be an ISP Leader?

Each year ISSO hires about 15 returning students to act as ISP Leaders. We look for energetic, involved Smithies who will help us to execute programming and welcome our new students to campus. If you're interested in this role, please contact ISSO for more information. Applications will be available soon, and will be due in early March.


International Students Organization Day (IS Day)

ISSO collaborates with the International Students Organization (ISO) each year to put on our international food festival! This is a wonderful chance for our international student community to share favorite recipes from home with the campus.


Winter Break Programming

During Smith's Winter Recess, international students may sign up to stay on campus while the college is officially closed.  Each year during this time, ISSO plans a few fun activities to encourage students to get out of their rooms and have fun!


International Events Calendar

Featured Upcoming Events

Featured Event
Sep
25

OPT Information Session

  • ISSO, Wright Hall, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
  • This information session is an opportunity for international students who use an F-1 visa to attend Smith to learn about post-graduation work authorization available through the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. Students preparing to graduate who wish to apply for OPT will be required to attend an OPT info session prior to applying. 
Oct
10

OPT Information Session

  • ISSO, Wright Hall, 5-6 p.m.
  • This information session is an opportunity for international students who use an F-1 visa to attend Smith to learn about post-graduation work authorization available through the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. Students preparing to graduate who wish to apply for OPT will be required to attend an OPT info session prior to applying. 
Nov
13

OPT Info Session for Faculty and Staff

  • ISSO, Wright Hall, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • This information session is an opportunity for staff and faculty to learn about the requirements and opportunities available to international students through Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. OPT is for international students using an F-1 visa who wish to work in the U.S., usually post-graduation. 

Nov
14

CPT Q & A Session

  • ISSO, Wright Hall, 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • This information session is for international students on an F-1 visa who wish to apply for work authorization using the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) program in order to pursue work in the U.S. over winter or summer breaks.