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International Students & Scholars

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.



For all international students and scholars - past and present - you will need to submit paperwork for taxes. We are still waiting on one tax document to be issued from our Controllers Office. As soon as we have that, we'll be in touch with details about filing. In the meantime, please be patient and hold onto your tax documents, like your W-2s and health insurance information.

OPT Information Sessions

Wednesday, February 25th (*NEW time to accommodate afternoon classes!)

4:20pm - 5:20pm, Lewis Global Studies Center lounge

Thursday, March 5th

6:00pm - 7:00pm, Lewis Global Studies Center lounge

Bring your passport & I-20!

After you have attended an information session, please contact our office to make an hour-long OPT appointment with Dean Caitlin.

Bring all your forms and application materials with you to your meeting with the Dean.

Check out our News & Events page!

We have edited parts of our website, so there are new upcoming events on our News & Events page. Check back to get details!

Read Our Tumblr

We have a Tumblr established last year for current students. Updated about twice a week during the school year, the Tumblr is managed by our office student staff and is a good place to find tips about events, as well as news from the office. Check out the Smith International Tumblr.