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The Office for International Students and Scholars enhances and supports the educational, cultural and social dimension of international education at Smith College. We promote a diverse learning environment, support essential services and programs and assist international students in meeting their educational and career goals.



CPT Q&A Session

Tuesday, April 11

5:00-6:00 PM

OPT Info Session

Wednesday, April 12

4:15-5:15 PM

Open Office Hours

Have a Question? Need something signed? Want to know more about something? Please email interstu@smith.edu with your question or to make an appointment.

ISSO open office hours are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30-4pm.





Mun Ying Kennis Cheng, a student at the Smith School of Social Work, is seeking international students to participate in a study on the level of the relationship between religion/spirituality and acculturative stress among internationla students in the United States. This study has been approved by the Instututional Review Board, and is open to any international student on a J-1 or F-1 visa who is over 18 years of age, and is currently enrolled in a college/university in Western Massachusetts.

Please click here to access the survey. For questions or to inquire about the results of the study, please email kcheng@smith.edu.

**Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a new hotline to report incidents of bias-motivated threats, harassment, and violence.  If you experience or hear of anything of this nature on campus or off, please report here:

http://www.mass.gov/ago/news- and-updates/press-releases/ 2016/2016-11-14-hotline-to- report-bias-motivated-threats- harassment-violence.html


Want to help someone learn your native language? The Five College Center for the Study of World Languages hires native speakers of less-commonly-studied langauges to be conversation partners with the Five College Mentored and Supervised Language Programs. This is paid work (2-4 hours per week). It counts as on-campus employment for Smith international students, but does not count toward campus work-study earnings limits. No experience is necessary, they train you! Visit https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fclang/jobs for more information and application instructions. Contact fclang@fivecolleges.edu or call 413-542-5264 with questions. Interviewing now for Spring 2017 positions and for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Starting on December 23, 2016, OPT will cost $410, rather than $380. Seniors, please plan accordingly! J-grads, even more reason to apply before you graduate!

Visit the isso library!

Read a book, take a book, and leave a book at the new ISSO library at the Lewis Global Studies Center! We have a variety of books from different genres and subject matter for you to use and take. Donating books in return is also encouraged! Browse our selection by clicking below:



Currently using OPT?

Make sure you update the ISSO of any changes in your address and employment!


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