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SAVE THE DATES!

ISP 2016 will take place from August 25th-31st, 2016!

Please plan to arrive during the day on Thursday, August 25th, as official programming will begin that evening.

We realize that you're anxiously awaiting a schedule of events! At the ISSO we're working hard on putting the final touches on your schedule. Until the time that we have that finalized schedule, here's a copy of last year's ISP schedule to give you an idea of what to expect:

ISP Schedule 2015

In the meantime, please use the link to the right to register for the program as soon as possible. This helps us coordinate arrivals to the college!

What Happens During ISP?

During ISP, a variety of workshops and recreational activities will be offered. Four days of workshops explaining academic and course requirements will be conducted by faculty and staff from various departments and by members of the International Students Organization (ISO). ISO students have attended the program themselves and can now help others adjust to the academic, cultural and social life at Smith. Several workshops will be devoted to the complicated issues of immigration laws, travel and work restrictions, the US banking system and tax regulations. In addition, students will have ample opportunity to meet with officials from Financial Aid, Health Services, Student Housing and other offices. Of course, we have also scheduled shopping trips, picnics, films, and other recreational activities such as receptions and special dinners to further introduce entering students to Smith, Northampton and the surrounding Five College area.

How Much Does ISP Cost?

It's free! The college covers the entire cost of ISP. Students pay no additional fees. Participants will stay in their own permanent houses. All meals, workshops, field trips and other expenses are funded by the Smith College International Students Office.