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ISP 2017 will take place from August 24th-30th, 2017!

Please plan to arrive during the day on Thursday, August 24th, as official programming will begin that evening.  Our Registration Table will open at 10am.

Please register for ISP 2017 using the link on the right!


The 2017 ISP schedule will be uploaded soon. In the meantime, get an idea of what ISP will be like by looking at last year's International Student Pre-Orientation program:

ISP 2016 Schedule


What Happens During ISP?

During ISP, a variety of workshops and recreational activities will be offered. Four days of workshops explaining academic and course requirements will be conducted by faculty and staff from various departments and by members of the International Students Organization (ISO). ISO students have attended the program themselves and can now help others adjust to the academic, cultural and social life at Smith. Several workshops will be devoted to the complicated issues of immigration laws, travel and work restrictions, the US banking system and tax regulations. In addition, students will have ample opportunity to meet with officials from Financial Aid, Health Services, Student Housing and other offices. Of course, we have also scheduled shopping trips, picnics, films, and other recreational activities such as receptions and special dinners to further introduce entering students to Smith, Northampton and the surrounding Five College area.

How Much Does ISP Cost?

It's free! The college covers the entire cost of ISP. Students pay no additional fees. Participants will stay in their own permanent houses. All meals, workshops, field trips and other expenses are funded by the Smith College International Students Office.