Reason #8 You Should Visit
The Pioneer spirit
Smith is a global college. While you are here, you will tailor your education to who you are as an individual and who you are becoming as a leader. When you graduate, you will leave Smith with the personal and intellectual capacities to transform your community and change the world.
From your first days on campus, you will engage with international and intercultural issues. You’ll forge cross-cultural friendships while you live and study with 2,500 women from all over the world. You’ll design a program of in-class and out-of-class global leadership experiences. And you'll choose from courses in East Asian languages and cultures, Latin American and Latino/a studies, South Asian studies, Middle East studies, African studies, “New Europe” studies and more.
If you want broader horizons, you can find a study away experience that piques your interest. Close to half of Smith’s students spend time abroad before they graduate. You can travel to locations around the globe with faculty-led programs during January interterm or work at an internship for the summer. Or spend a semester or academic year on one of Smith’s programs in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg and Paris. You can also choose from Smith’s consortial and approved programs in places like Spain, Japan, India, Mexico, the Middle East and South Pacific.
The college encourages students from all academic disciplines, including the sciences and engineering, to become informed global citizens and to engage with communities beyond Smith.
The Global Encounters Photo Contest and Exhibit provides a venue for Smith students to share their global experiences with the Smith community. From Nepal to Croatia to Cuba, these photos offer a unique view of the world.
Learn about Smith’s Study Abroad program from Janie Vanpée ’72, Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’69 Faculty Director of the Lewis Global Studies Center.