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Marjorie Smith

Associate Dean of International Student Admission

Marjorie Smith

I often say that I have the best job at DU, if not in the entire world. I have the distinct pleasure of working with a stellar staff (Laurie, Jill and Alea) and together we have 67 years of experience working in DU's Office of International Student Admission.

I earned my bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan sometime in the last millennium. After that I earned my teaching certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at UM and promptly left to teach English in Japan for a year. I have a deep respect and love for all things Japanese.

I began my career in international education here at DU 29 years ago and have never looked back. I meet fascinating people every day, I get to travel to interesting places, I work with a wonderful admission staff, and nothing ever stays the same. Global education systems are always in flux, student mobility trends change constantly (sometimes on a dime), and adjustments in immigration law also keep my staff and me on our toes. It seems that no two years are the same around here. Plus, I get to spread the word about DU to anyone willing to listen. That's an easy job!

Among all the places I have visited, India has been my favorite. The sights, the food, the fabrics, and the historical, spiritual and social milieu of India are, in my experience, beyond compare. I hope someday to visit Bali, Ireland and Scotland. Fingers crossed.

My Territories

I work with all international students graduating from non US-style and non Canadian-style high schools.  Additionally, I assist all international transfer students.