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Smith CollegeSince its founding in 1871 in Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College has provided a quality education to women of high ability and promise. Smith develops within its students the capacity to lead and change the world. For more than 130 years, Smith women have thrived in fields that women have not typically entered; they have broken new ground and set new standards. The college offers a curriculum based in the humanities, arts and sciences, but with an emphasis on globalism, practical learning and leadership skills. Smith College’s website>>

Community Based Learning

Smith CBLCommunity-based learning is a teaching methodology and philosophy of reciprocal learning designed to put theory into practice by combining the elements of academic study with interactive community placements or research. Smith has offered Community-Based Learning classes in Sociology, Psychology, Theatre, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Education. Community-based learning methodology has also been incorporated in special studies, honors theses, and Smith Scholar projects in philosophy and sociology. Learn more about Community-Based Learning courses at Smith>>

Office of Educational Outreach

Smith Educational outreachSmith’s Educational Outreach program partners with schools and communities, both locally and internationally. These partnerships connect K-12 students and educators to Smith College faculty and undergraduates in long-term, collaborative relationships. Smith offers programs for children and their families, as well as for educators. Some of these programs focus on science and engineering education. Others work to create opportunities for girls and young women. Still others utilize Smith’s museum, gardens, and other campus resources. Learn more>>