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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

DATE

ISO Rhythm Nations Saturday, March 4, 2017
ISP Leader Application Deadline

Friday, March 10, 2017

by 5:00 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.

 

 

Announcements

PARTICIPATE IN A SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK STUDY

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.



APPLY TO BE AN ISP LEADER!

The ISSO is currently accepting 2017 ISP Leader applications! Don't miss this great opportunity to guide the incoming international students on their first days at Smith! All returning international students are welcome to send their resume, personal statement, and application form to interstu@smith.edu by Friday, March 10, at 5 pm.


**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



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.


NEW OPT FEE INCREASES APPROVED!

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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