Since the study of religion by its nature involves cross-cultural encounters, the Religion Department strongly encourages majors to study abroad. Study away can also provide excellent opportunities for language study. About half of our majors spend some portion of their Amherst career abroad. Religion majors in recent years have studied in Greece, India, Sri Lanka, Peru, Beirut, Cairo, Jerusalem, and Scotland. Interested students should talk with their advisors and with the Office of Global Education about how to plan to study abroad.
One Five College Program that students should be aware of is the Tibetan Studies in India interterm program, run by Smith College. Every year, several Amherst students participate in this opportunity.