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Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies to celebrate 50th anniversary

The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS) in Rome, affectionately known as the “Centro,” was founded in 1965 by Professor Brooks Otis of Stanford University, a distinguished scholar of Latin literature. Over 3000 students have attended the Centro since its inception, many of them Smithies.

This summer, ICCS will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a […]

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 […]

European alumnae challenged to “Stand and Be Counted”


Smith College recently challenged European alumnae to raise their percentage of participation in making gifts to the college. The Europe: Stand and Be Counted challenge aims to double European alumnae participation from last year’s 15% to 30% by March 23.

To reach the goal, 145 more Smithies in Europe need to give. Many alumnae […]

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 […]

International Photo Contest showcases Smithies’ travels

See "La feria, Cordoba" by Zahraa Al-Janabi '13 and other student photos by visiting our Facebook album.

Smith’s annual International Photo Contest showcases photographs submitted by students who studied abroad during the past academic year or summer. This year, the contest drew a record number of submissions from Smithies who traveled to 25 […]

Prizes available for students studying Italian

Students studying Italian at Smith are eligible for two prizes honoring their work. Entries for either prize are due in early May.

The Michele Cantarella Memorial “Dante Prize” was established in 1988 and is awarded to a Smith College senior for the best essay on any aspect of The Divine Comedy.

The Anacleta C. Vezzetti […]

Smith Travel explores the world in 2012

The Smith Travel program has released its preliminary 2012 trip schedule. Alumnae are invited to participate in one of nearly 30 trips that are scheduled to visit everywhere from Buenos Aires to Vietnam.

Smith Travel trips not only expose travelers to diverse locations, they also explore a wide-range of interests. In January 2012, alumnae travelers […]

International Student Day a hit

On November 7, I.S. Day 2011 featured dozens of international dishes prepared by students. Students, faculty, and staff sampled the food and supported the International Student Organization.

Yesterday, the International Students Organization and the Office of International Students and Scholars hosted International Student Day 2011 and its annual international food festival.

The festival […]

Apply now to participate in Smith’s Florence JYA program

The 2010-2011 JYA Florence students visit Selinunte.

Do you love Italian language and literature? Then attend the presentation for the Junior Year Abroad in Florence, Italy tomorrow, November 2, from 5-6 p.m. in Hatfield 104.

Smith’s Junior Year Abroad program in Florence has the distinction of being the oldest American program in Italy. […]

Alumna in Italy wins International Cous Cous Fest

Smith alumna Alice Delcourt ’99 was the winner of the Fourteenth Annual International Cous Cous Fest, an international festival of cultural integration held in Sicily.

Delcourt’s recipe featured smoked mackerel on a bed of fruit and herb couscous. A jury made up of journalists, international chefs, and culinary experts awarded Delcourt the overall award for […]