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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.

Announcements

ISP 2015 Leader Bios now posted!

Head over to the International Student Pre-Orientation page to learn more about this year's wonderful leaders!

Dean caitlin out of office: July 11-28

Dean Caitlin Szymkowicz will be out of the office for two weeks in July, from July 11th to July 28th. During that time period, we will not be able to issue or sign any immigration documents. If you are submitting paperwork for a new I-20, it must arrive by Wendesday, July 8th in order to leave time for processing before her departure. If you are a current student and need your I-20 signed, please stop by before she leaves. Any documents received during the time period she is out will not be processed until she arrives back in the office. Please plan accordingly!

During that time, our office will still be open for general questions. Please call the main line at +1.413.585.4905 to speak with a staff member.

visa delays in U.s. consulates - now cleared!

We know that many of you are eager and anxious to get your US visas. We have been monitoring the situation with US Consulates worldwide. As of June 30, all US Consulate are back up and running. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the US Department of State's website: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/news/technological-systems-issue.html. We will continue to watch the situation and hope that it doesn't disturb travel plans. Please email interstu@smith.edu if you think that your visa will not be issued in time to arrive for ISP.

Nepal Earthquake relief

Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of our students affected by the tragic earthquake that occurred on April 25th in Nepal. We are saddened by the devastation that it has brought, and we hope the Smith community can band together to support those students during this time of deep grieving.

If you wish to donate to the aid efforts currently underway in Nepal, please find below a list of organizations suggested to us by Smith's Nepali community.

Oxfam

Red Cross

Save the Children

Global Giving

American Nepal Medical Foundation

UNICEF

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Nepal Orphans Home is another organization doing wonderful humanitarian work in the Kathmandu area. Two Smith Alumnae serve on its Board of Directors and several Smith students have volunteered there.

Information about their operations can be found at www.nepalorphanshome.org where the donate page features their Earthquake Relief Fund. Updates will be posted periodically to their Facebook page as well.

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In response to the April earthquake in Nepal the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has provided an online mapping platform that allows volunteers to help map the infrastructure of the areas in Nepal effected by the earthquake.

Mapping road networks and structures is critically important to help responders navigate the area to provide assistance to those in need. The online mapping platform can be accessed by any web browser and requires no previous experience to contribute.

Visit their website for more details: www.smith.edu/gis

Write to SAL@smith.edu with any questions or comments.


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.