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"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."

—Nelson Mandela

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Smithies! We hope your time abroad was a rewarding and wonderful experience!

The reentry process can be challenging and will affect each of you differently. Follow the links to the right to find information that will be useful for returning students.

Please be sure to click on the links to the right to read about ways to utlize your study abroad expereince. 


Then, one of the keys to success in navigating your return is to reestablish a routine and make concrete plans about how you are going to spend your time. The Reentry Action Plan is a place to start:

Transcripts / Credit Questions

Transcripts and grade reports from your program/university abroad must be sent directly to the Office for International Study. Keep in mind that it may take a little time for your grades to appear on your academic record in Banner and on your transcript. If you have questions about transcripts or credits, please contact Assistant Dean Lisa Johnson.

Program Evaluations

Smith Programs Abroad

Students who studied abroad in Florence, Hamburg, Geneva or Paris should not complete the program evaluations below. You will be asked to submit a separate program evaluation; additional information will be provided via e-mail.

All study abroad students who participated on a Smith Consortium Program or a Smith-Approved program are required to submit an evaluation of their study abroad program to Smith at the conclusion of the program.

Please note: Transcripts will not be forwarded to the Registrar's Office for posting until an evaluation is received by the Office for International Study.

Students should complete the program evaluation below that corresponds to the term studied abroad (fall, spring or academic year).

Students who studied abroad on two different programs during the academic year should complete a program evaluation for each term and program (fall and spring).


Want to help with orientations?

Interested in talking to students who are getting ready to study abroad where you went? Predeparture orientations are held in December and April. If you are interested, contact the Office for International Study or e-mail studyabroad@smith.edu.

Contact Us

If you have more questions, feel free to stop by the Office for International Study.