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With faculty of varied international backgrounds and interests, courses on distinct cultures of the world and many languages spoken on campus, Smith is a world college. The study of other countries and cultures and the complex interactions among them is featured throughout the curriculum, indeed throughout the college.

Smith offers more than 400 courses addressing international issues, more than 150 courses in foreign languages and civilizations, and many more courses that study different cultures in and outside of the United States. Additionally, many first-year seminars and presidential seminars incorporate a global perspective as do other courses throughout the curriculum.

For a full list of academic programs at Smith College, see Academic Programs.

Area Studies

African studies, East Asian studies, Global South Development Studies, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Middle East Studies, South Asia Studies

Intercultural Studies

Ancient Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Comparative Literature, Global Financial Institutions, Government, History, Landscape Studies, Medieval Studies, Religion, Study of Women and Gender, Translation studies, Urban Studies

Language and Culture Studies

Afro-American Studies, American Studies, Buddhist Studies, Classical Languages and Literatures, East Asian Languages and Literature, French Studies, German Studies, Italian Language and Literature, Jewish Studies, Russian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese


Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

See also the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages.