About the Office
International Students Preorientation
Travelling to Smith
Life at Smith
Student Employment & Training
International Student Handbook
News & Events
Submit a Question
For Faculty & Scholars
Lews Global Studies Center
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.


Submit your photos by october 2, 2015!

The Lewis Global Studies Cenetr "Global Encounters Photo Contest and Exhibit" provides a venue for Smith students to share their global experiences with Smith community.

All Smith students are encouraged to submit a photo depicting a global encounter that they experienced abroad or within the United States. We encourage all photos of cultular encountersm not just those that happen while of a semester or year abroad.

Submission deadline: Friday, October 2, 2015.

For more information, go to: http://www.smith.edu/world/exhibit.php

Submit to global impressions!

Global Impressions publishes short reflective essays (500-700 words) by members of the Smith College community that address what it means to be a global citizen today.

For the next issue of Global Impressions, we welcome you to submit a reflection on a taste of your own and how it developed, changed, or was refined due to an experience abroad.

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, October 2, 2015.

Questions may be addressed to globalimpressions@smith.edu.

For submissions, please use online submission form on: http://sophia.smith.edu/blog/impressions/submit/

Let's shape the newsletter together!

Do you have information you want to share with fellow international students? Any announcements, event that you would like people to know about? In case you do, feel free to contact ISSO and submit material to be included in the Newsletter. It os envisioned as a common space for all international students, so let's shape it together.

Your material and ideas can be submitted via email to interstu@smith.edu.

Smith by smithies

Smith By Smithies is a blog powered by current Smith students touching upon all aspects of life at Smith. Among other things, you can see how student rooms look like, learn about clubs and extracurriculars or explore Smith traditions.

It is an aggregate blog for all official bloggers, edited by Vanessa Pius '17. To read the blog got to:

Social security number

Got a job and no SSN?

Step 1: Download an Employment Evidence Form and have your supervisor fill it out.

Step 2: Come into ISSO with your form, and we will write you a letter and give you more information.

For additional information, visit the Social Security website.


Did not receive your tax return yet? Don't panic! You can go to www.irs.gov/Refunds to track your refund and get information about any steps that you have to take. Additionally, you can try calling IRS or using Help function of Glacier Tax Prep (GTP) to find out what is causing the delay.

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.