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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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Rebecca Hovey

Rebecca Hovey

Dean for International Study

Dean Hovey is responsible for overall operations and programming, including program evaluation and student advising. She serves on the Committee for Study Abroad and is responsible for Smith’s Junior Year Abroad programs. She also serves as director of the Lewis Global Studies Center.


Susan Pouliot

Susan Pouliot

Budget & Enrollment Coordinator

Contact Sue if you have any questions relating to tuition or stipend payments, or general information about the costs of study abroad.

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Assistant Dean for International Study

Dean Johnson oversees applications and participation in study abroad programs, including student advising, approval for study abroad and transfer of academic credit earned through study abroad.

Drop-in advising hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Students may also make appointments with a staff member at 413-585-7598.

Questions can also be addressed to peer advisers by email.

Meet the 2020–21 Peer Adviser


Headshot of Sydney Abraham ’21

Sydney Abraham ’21

Sydney is a senior studying environmental science and policy with a minor in Jewish studies. During her junior year, she spent a semester at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in southern Israel, where she met incredible activists from all over the world, ate lots of hummus, and fell in love with the desert. While abroad, Sydney worked to make her program a safer place for other LGBTQ+ students. Additionally, she spent the previous summer conducting climate research in rural Morocco. Sydney is glad to have both feet on the ground for a little while, and she’s excited to be able to help students plan their own international experiences.

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.