The Phoebe and John D. Lewis Global Studies Center serves as a home base for international students, scholars, activists and visiting professors. Housing the Office for International Study and the Office for International Students and Scholars, the center provides a setting where international and domestic students and faculty educate each other about their languages and cultures. The Lewis Global Studies Center works with the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS); the Jandon Center for Community Engagement; the Poetry Center; and the Wurtele Center for Leadership.
About the Center
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A Window to the World: Global Courses at Smith
Long recognized as a leader in international education, Smith is a world college for the world’s women. Since the early 1900s, the college has had an international emphasis in its curriculum and was a pioneer in the field of study abroad when it established its Smith in Paris Program in 1925. Thirteen different languages are currently taught at Smith. Additionally, 33 departments across the curriculum offer more than 200 courses that have been designated by faculty as relating to global issues, with many more that examine different cultures within the United States. Each year, hundreds of Smith students study abroad, while the Smith campus welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 70 countries.
For more detailed information on course offerings, search the Smith College Course Catalog.
Visiting Scholars Program
Smith College’s Visiting Scholars Program serves to enrich campus intellectual activities, nurture the college’s commitment to cultural diversity and further its goal of being a world college.