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The Office for International Students & Scholars holds seminars and workshops during the year. The office also advises the International Students Organization, and helps showcase their events. Please check periodically to see when the next event or workshop is scheduled.

Screening of "under construction" by smith alum rubaiyat hossain

Notable Bangladeshi film-maker and Smith alum Rubaiyat Hossain is returning to Smith at EKTA's invitation to screen her latest movie "Under Construction". The screenign will take place on October 9, 2015 at McConnell 103 from 7 - 9 pm.

Students will be engaging in a conversation about the movie with Ms. Hossain once the movie has been screened.

Synopsis of the movie:

"Roya, a modern, middle-class, Muslim woman struggles to find herself in the sprawl of Urban Bangladesh. After being replaced by a younger actor for the character of 'Nandini'-the epitome of Bengali womanhood, the central character of Rabindranath Tagore's political play 'Red Oleanders'; she delves into a psychological journey and battles to reconstruct 'Nandini', reclaiming her identity and sexuality in the process. As she sets the play in a modern day ready-made garment factories in Dhaka; her journey to establish her individualily as a middle class woman is juxtaposed with the journey of her teenage housemaid Moyna, who later joins the industrial workforce."


Global salon: 'The arab spring and its regional implications, an israeli perspective'

Lewis Global Studies Center is inviting you to join this unique oportunity and engage in constructive conversation on Arab Spring on October 14, at 12pm, in Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright Hall.

Dr. David Govrin is a diplomat in Israel's foreign service. His postings have included the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Israel's permanent mission to the United Nations, and director of policy planning for the Department of Islamic Affairs. He is currently director of the Jordanian and North Africa Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem. Dr. Govrin will be focusing on Israel's shifting strategic and political relationships in light of the Arab Spring. Pizza lunch will be provided for the first 25 people.


contemporaty film screening series 'a girl walks home alone at night', iranian movie


The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Introduced by Janie Vanpee, Professor of French and Comparative Literature.


When: October 14, 2015 at 7 pm

Where: Lewis Global Studies Center, Wrhight Hall



Asian teahouse - event and audition process

The members of Asian Students' Association (ASA) and Korean American Students of Smith (KASS) are inviting you to their annual Asian Teahouse, which is on October 24th at 7:30 - 9:30 pm in Sweeney Concert Hall. This is a yearly event in which participant and attendees celebrate various Asian cultures that exist within Smith community and beyond. All acts and performances are welcome, whether it is singing, dancing, and everything in between.

There will be an audition process in order to take a part in this year's Asian Teahouse. The audition dates are Friday, October 16 and Satudray, October 17. To sign up for audition, email kass@smith.edu ASAP. Should you decide to audition, a sign-up sheet for audition times will be sent out within the next few days. Dates and times will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. List of approved performances will be posted by October 18 or 19.

Dress rehearsal is on Saturday, October 24 at 4:30 pm.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact kass@smith.edu. ASA and KASS hope you will join them for a wonderful night of entertainment!


OPT Info session

Are you planning to work in US after graduation? In order to make it happen you will need a work authorization.

Join us on Thursday, October 28, 2015 and learn all you need to know about OPT (Optional Practical Training) for students on F-1 visa. Bring your questions or any concerns that you might have and we will try our best to address them.

If you want to read more about OPT prior to coming to info session, you can visit: http://www.uscis.gov/eir/visa-guide/f-1-opt-optional-practical-training/f-1-optional-practical-training-opt

Internship search for international students

In this introductory session you will learn how to find internships and how to prepare effective applications for U.S.-based employers. In addition, Caitlin Szymkowicz, Associate Dean for International Students, will be available to answer questions regarding work authorization and internship.

Thursday, October 29, 12:00-12:50pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room


Drop-In group for international students

Schacht Center for Helath and Wellness started a drop-in group as a support for international students. They are inviting you to stop by and share stories with students who understand.

Drop-in group will meet every Thursday from 4:10 - 5 pm, starting from October 1, 2015.

For additional information call:

Smith College Counseling Services at 413-585-2840 or e-mail counselingservices@smith.edu