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Smith boasts strong Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Program

Smith’s Spanish department faculty, in March 2014.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Smith College includes the innovative Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Program. A discussion with the program’s leaders, Professors Marguerite Harrison and Malcolm McNee, and professor emeritus Charles Cutler provided insight into the history of the program and its inner workings.


Monday: Info session on Smith summer exchange in Korea

On Monday, February 17, the Lewis Global Studies Center will host a Smith/Ewha Summer Exchange in Korea Scholarship Info Session at 4 p.m. Students are invite to attend to learn about study abroad opportunities in Korea this summer with the Smith/Ewha Summer Exchange scholarship.

Each year, Smith College selects six students to attend Ewha Womans […]

Language immersion: Smithie travels to Middle East

Eleana Thompson ’16 at the Treasury Building in Petra, Jordan.

Eleana Thompson ’16, a self-designed Middle Eastern studies major and psychology minor, spent one month this summer in Amman, Jordan for AMIDEAST’s Intensive Arabic Program. The program’s objectives are to increase students’ Arabic proficiency through rigorous training consisting of class five hours a […]

Study abroad info sessions scheduled

On Tuesday, April 16, the Global Studies Center will host info sessions for Smith’s study abroad programs in Paris and Geneva. Any student interested in studying abroad in 2014-15 should attend the session, which begins at 4 p.m. Smith’s long-established Junior Year Abroad programs in Geneva and Paris attract about 30 students each year. Students […]

Intensive summer language study grants available now

The Offices of the Provost, President, and Dean of the College are offering funding to support intensive summer language study by Smith students. The program, which is in its third year, enables students to attend highly-regarded language programs in the U.S. and abroad.

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply for funding. Grants […]

Info session scheduled for summer program in Seoul

On Monday, February 25, the Global Studies Center in Wright Hall will host an information session about the summer program at Ewha University in Seoul, South Korea.

Each year, Smith selects six students to attend Ewha International Summer School, tuition free. Applicants with a strong interest in studying the Korean language and culture, one year […]

Classics majors have diverse study abroad options

Classics majors at Smith College are in the unusual position of being required to study two unrelated foreign languages (Latin and Ancient Greek). Because of this, the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures encourages students to explore English-language study abroad options, with some programs offering an opportunity take Modern Greek or Italian language classes in […]

Five College Japanese Speech Contest to be held this month

On Saturday, March 31, Smith College will host the Second Five College Japanese Speech Contest. The contest, which begins at 1 p.m., will be followed by a reception.

Japanese language students from Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire, and UMass Amherst will compete on four different levels: First Year, Second Year, Third Year, Fourth Year+. There […]

Anita Volz Wien ’62 starts Global Scholars Fund

New funds will provide merit-based awards for students studying and interning in non-English speaking countries.

Yesterday, news of the new Anita Volz Wien ’62 Global Scholars Fund was announced. The fund will provide merit-based awards of up to $15,000 for students who are U.S. citizens to study and intern in non-English speaking countries. […]