Stranger in strange land no more: Interview with an AMS Student

Gaia Cozzi AMS’14 is a student in the American Studies Diploma Program, a one year program offered to international students to study in the United States at Smith College. Hailing from the University of Florence in Italy, Gaia is a graduate student here to further her education and make the most of her time living [...]

IS Day attracts Smith community’s attention

On Monday, the International Students’ Organization and the Office of International Students and Scholars hosted its 68th annual International Students’ (IS) Day. Many Smithies, faculty, and staff members of the Smith community attended.

Smith students made food from their home countries. More than 2,000 tickets were sold prior to the event and the line to [...]

Profile: Ria Deshpande ’16 of India

Ria Deshpande ’16 came to Smith from Pune, India.

Ria Deshpande ’16, a prospective biology and computer science double major, always wanted to come to the United States to study. Ria is a first generation college student; before arriving at Smith, she knew she wanted to come to a small liberal arts college, preferably [...]

Smith College’s Korean Dance Club as popular as ever

Members of SmiKPOP pose for a photo.

From surprise flash mobs to guest performances, SmiKPOP has taken over the Five-College area with its hot dance moves and dynamic groove. SmiKPOP, short for Smith K-pop, is a Smith College Dance Club dedicated to dancing Korean hip pop. The club was founded in the fall of [...]

Chinese Moon Festival comes to Smith

Smith’s CISCO members delight with Qipao show at Chinese Moon Festival.

Every year Smith’s Chinese Inter-regional Student Cultural Organization (CISCO), holds a celebration for the Chinese Moon Festival in the Campus Center.

Offering free bubble tea and mooncakes, this year’s event (held on Saturday, September 21) was both entertaining and enriching! Smith students prepared [...]

Chinese Moon Festival Celebration at Smith on Saturday

This Saturday, September 21, Smith will celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival with a celebration at the Campus Center Carroll Room.

The Chinese Moon Festival is a mid-autumn harvest festival celebrating the harvest and the moon. The event at Smith will feature delicious moon cakes, great performances, games, and opportunities to learn about the culture and [...]

Summer program instructs international women

This week a group of young women came to Smith as part of the Smith College American College Immersion Program (ACIP). ACIP helps international students—for whom English is not a first language—succeed in an American college or university.

Smith College has partnered with the International Language Institute of Massachusetts in Northampton to bring English language [...]

Smith students to spend summer in Belize

Left to right: Alyssa Stenek '13, Sarah Alper '15, Kiara Gomez '14, Sarah Tucker '13, Dena Greenstreet '15, and Kayla Clark '14.

This summer, nearly 100 students living on an island off the coast of Belize will learn about the coral reef there through Smith College’s Coral Reef Ed-Ventures Program, now in its 14th [...]

Popularity in Korean Studies continues to rise at Smith

From traditional Korean fan dance in colorful Hanboks to Psy’s popular Korean pop culture song “Gangnam Style,” Smith College is in the midst of a growing cultural frenzy. Over the past few years, the interest in Korean culture at Smith College has increased tremendously. Many faculty members in the East Asian Studies departments have noticed [...]

International student gives Ivy Day speech

Shuyao Kong '13 addressed alumnae this weekend at Ivy Day.

Shuyao Kong ’13, an international student from China, delivered the student speech at Smith College’s Ivy Day celebration on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Shuyao, who graduated cum laude this weekend, embodies Smith’s mission to educate women for the world. In addition to her travels [...]