Anita Volz Wien ’62 Global Scholars Fund

Planning to study abroad in a non-English-speaking country? Want to enrich your experience with an intercultural internship of your own choosing? The Anita Volz Wien ’62 Global Scholars Fund is a merit-based award to encourage Smith students who are U.S. citizens to study abroad in non-English speaking countries.

The award offers $10,000 per academic year, [...]

German spring celebration on Monday

Germany in the spring.

The Department of German Studies will hold their annual spring celebration, Maifrier, next Monday, April 30, in Hatfield Hall 107, from 4:30-6 p.m. Refreshments will be available and departmental awards will be announced.

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