Wednesday marks the beginning of the International Students’ Preorientation (ISP) program at Smith College.
The week-long program allows incoming international students an opportunity to get to know one another and the Smith campus. During ISP, students can attend a variety of workshops and recreational activities. The week covers a good mix of practical workshops and fun activities.
Students will learn about academic and course requirements from staff and faculty, but will also be brought to a local bank if they want to open U.S. bank accounts and to the mall if they wish to purchase items for their new rooms. The orientation includes tours of campus, the libraries, and the Smith Museum of Art, as well as a time for written reflection. Students will also have the opportunity to watch movies and go bowling in between sessions about visas, residential living, and financial aid.
Thanks to the generosity of Smith donors, ISP is free for all students. All meals, workshops, field trips and other expenses are funded by the Office for International Students and Scholars.