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Office for International Study

Lewis Global Studies Center
Wright Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-7598
Fax: 413-585-4982

For emergencies, call Campus Police at 413-585-2490 and ask to have a study abroad staff member contacted.

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Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Associate Dean for International Study

Dean Johnson oversees the Office for International Study, including management of the Smith Programs Abroad (Florence, Geneva, Hamburg, Paris, and the Global FLEX programs). She advises and prepares students for their experiences abroad.


Angelo Pisano

Study Abroad Coordinator

Angelo is ready for your questions and wants to hear your story. He is responsible for programming events, student advising, tuition and stipend payments, and can help answer questions about funding study abroad programs.

Drop-in advising hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Students may also make appointments with us using the link below or at 413-585-7598.

Questions can also be addressed to peer advisers by email.

Meet the Spring 2023 Peer Advisers


Natalie Dionne ’23

Natalie is a senior double major in Government and Quantitative Economics. This past fall semester, Natalie began the Joint BA/MA program in partnership with the Graduate Institute of Geneva. Beginning her Masters in International Relations and Political Science, she focused her studies on International Political Economics, taking courses on International Organizations and Social Choice Theory. During her time abroad, Natalie traveled to 13 neighboring cities, getting to see various landmarks and try wonderful food, even getting to explore Northern Africa for the first time. Deciding to study abroad, especially for a year and half, was initially a very worrisome decision. But after having the best semester, she is eager to go back and even more thankful she made the decision to go. Natalie would love to share her experience and help any and all Smithies work through their studying abroad worries.


Phoebe John ’23

Phoebe is a senior majoring in Africana Studies. She’s just returned to Smith after completing her junior year abroad in London at SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies. At SOAS, Phoebe studied a wide breadth of topics such as English Literature of Southeast Asia, Global Hip Hop, K-pop, and Contemporary African Literature. She gained the unique combination of Zoom teaching and faculty strikes, shaping her academic experience and providing her with the tools to navigate changing conditions. During her time abroad, Phoebe traveled to places like Spain, Germany, France and Italy, visiting landmarks, eating fantastic food and learning about the local culture. After spending a year studying abroad, Phoebe is eager to aid in preparing future study abroad students!


Aryanna Williams ’23

Aryanna is a senior majoring in Architecture and Urbanism. In the fall, she studied abroad in Denmark at DIS Copenhagen. While abroad, she took architecture studio and urban planning classes that furthered her interest in the field. Her classes took her on field studies to various museums, castles, and architectural marvels in Scandinavia. When she wasn’t studying, she traveled to Germany, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Greece, exploring the countries’ architecture, food and culture. Now back on campus, she’s excited to help prospective Smithies plan and prepare for the study abroad experience!

Our Goals

  • To promote study abroad opportunities that are in keeping with the educational aims of the college.
  • To provide program options that offer outstanding academic content, instruction, language learning and cultural immersion opportunities in the host countries.
  • To ensure first-rate study abroad opportunities that accommodate a range of disciplines and include diverse regions of the world.
  • To integrate study abroad into a student's four-year plan of study to the fullest extent possible.

We are a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Institute for International Education (IIE), the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and the Forum on Education Abroad.

Standards & Ethics in Study Abroad

Smith College adheres to the Forum on Education Abroad's Standards of Good Practice (PDF) and Code of Ethics (PDF) for Education Abroad in providing study abroad opportunities to Smith students.