With the approval of the departments concerned and of the Dean of Students, a student may arrange to take an academic leave from Amherst College to spend a semester or a year at another institution and to receive transfer credit for work satisfactorily completed there. Amherst College does not as an institution have any sustained commitments to particular exchange or overseas programs beyond the Associated Kyoto Program, which makes possible an undergraduate year in Kyoto, Japan. A student interested in the available opportunities should be encouraged to consult the information and files available in the Office of the Dean of Students or the Office of Career Counseling. A wide variety of exchange programs and foreign study programs is available. Arrangements must, however, be made on an individual basis.