The Office for International Study provides learning opportunities through study abroad experiences so students may acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills that will prepare them for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.
Smith College, through the Office for International Study, is a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Institute for International Education (IIE), the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and the Forum on Education Abroad. The office adheres to the NAFSA Statement of Ethical Principles.
Goals of Study Abroad
- To promote study abroad opportunities that are in keeping with the educational aims of the college.
- To provide program options that offer outstanding academic content, instruction, language learning and cultural immersion opportunities in the host countries.
- To ensure other first-rate study abroad opportunities that accommodate a range of disciplines and include diverse regions of the world.
- To integrate study abroad into the student's four-year plan of study to the fullest extent possible.