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Study Abroad


The world is your classroom. Acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills to be prepared for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. Since 1925, Smith College has been a pioneer in the field of study abroad, demonstrating that active engagement in the world enhances a liberal arts education. 


Where Will You Go?

Spend a semester or academic year on one of Smith’s own programs in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg or Paris, or choose from Smith’s consortium and approved programs in places such as Spain, Japan, India, Mexico and the Middle East. Travel to locations around the globe with faculty-led programs during January interterm or work at an internship for the summer.

Find the Program for You Applying & Funding

Important Updates

This is a curated list of important and timely updates. Please refer to the full listing of news and events for study abroad for a comprehensive listing of announcements.

  • Gilman Scholarships open in mid-August for applicants whose in-person programs or credit-bearing internships start between December 1, 2023 to October 31, 2024. US citizens who receive the Pell Grant must apply by October 5 to be considered for up to $8,000 in funding. This cycle encompasses programs during the following terms, so email your essays to for review by the Study Abroad Coordinator:
    • Interterm 2024
    • Spring 2024
    • Summer 2024
    • Fall 2024
    • Academic Year 2024-2025

About Us

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. Schedule an appointment.


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. Schedule an appointment.


Drop-in advising hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30–4 p.m. Students may make appointments at 413-585-7598. Questions can also be addressed to peer advisers via email.

Peer Advisers Fall 2023

Denielle Amparado

Denielle is a senior double major in Government and Quantitative Economics. She’s just returned to Smith after two years away—the first completing her JYA with the Smith in Geneva program, and the second spending her gap year at home in the Philippines and in Peru. In Geneva, Denielle took classes at Unige and the Graduate Institute of Geneva, focusing on International Law, Development Economics, Migration Studies, and French and Swiss Literature. She was also able to complete internships in migrant- and indigenous-rights centered organizations, volunteer as an English teacher with the Migration Initiative, and travel around France, Italy, and Spain. Denielle loved her time away, and now she's happy to be back and eager to help any and all Smithies work through their worries and design their own study abroad experiences.

Denielle Amparado

Lucie Brock


Lucie is a senior double majoring in Computer Science and Philosophy. They are back at Smith after spending last Spring in England at Lady Margaret Hall, a college in Oxford University. While abroad, Lucie took tutorials about Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics, and AI Ethics. Lucie had an incredible experience with the tutorial system and would love to tell you all about it. During their spring break, Lucie travelled across Europe to Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Vienna.

Lucie is thrilled to be working with the LGSC this semester, and looks forward to seeing you at their peer advising hours!

Lucie Brock

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 and 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.

Contact Office for International Study

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

Phone: 413-585-7598 Email:

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

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