Dartmouth Dual Degree Engineering Program

Hanover, NH, United States

Dartmouth Dual Degree Engineering Program

Introduction. The engineering exchange (or dual degree) program with Dartmouth is an arrangement under which eligible Amherst College students may attend Dartmouth College for a year to take engineering science courses (chosen to be eligible for credit at Amherst College), leading ultimately to both an A.B. from Amherst and a B.E. from Dartmouth in five years. A student spends the first two years at Amherst, followed by a junior year at Dartmouth for engineering science coursework. The student returns to Amherst for senior year and graduates from Amherst with an A.B. in an Amherst College major. The student then has the option to return to Dartmouth for an additional year to complete a B.E. degree. Applications to the program are due each year on February 1 of sophomore year to spend junior year at Dartmouth.

Requirements: Students must have completed the prerequisite courses to apply and must follow Amherst college policies regarding withdrawals and course load. Courses at Dartmouth must be pre-approved by the Amherst College Registrar, in consultation with the program advisor, Professor William Loinaz. Students must receive a minimum grade of “C” in the Dartmouth courses to receive Amherst College credit.

Prerequisite courses:

  1. Calculus through vector calculus (MATH 111, 121, and 211)
  2. Two semesters of introductory physics (PHYS 123 and 124 preferred, PHYS 116 and 117 accepted)
  3. One semester of introductory chemistry
  4. One semester of introductory computer science

Courses at Dartmouth:

Students spend three quarters at Dartmouth and typically take three courses each quarter (it is permitted to take only two courses in one of the three terms).  Students must take a minimum of 30 U.S. semester credits in total for the three terms. A typical schedule will include three common core engineering courses, 1-2 distributive core engineering courses, 1-2 gateway engineering courses, and 3 courses in the humanities or social sciences. The Amherst College Registrar may consult with the Dean of the Faculty or Amherst College departments to confirm whether a course could qualify for credit at Amherst based on a criterion that the course is consistent with the liberal arts. Final approval is at the discretion of the Registrar.


See also Dartmouth's Engineering website.

 

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Academic specialties: STEM
Terms of study: Full year
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: University-based program
Housing: Dorm with local students

Middlebury School in Brazil

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Middlebury School in Brazil

Amherst does not award credit for internships, therefore students interested in participating in an internship must take it in addition to a full course load.

Language(s) of instruction available: Portuguese
Language pre-requisites:

Completion of 2nd year Portuguese, or the equivalent, required.


Amherst approved: No
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Housing: Homestay

CIEE Taipei

Taipei, Taiwan

CIEE Taipei

CIEE has two programs in Taipei: Intensive Chinese Language+Culture and Communications, Business+Political Economy. At present, only the Communications, Business+Political Economy is pre-approved. (The language track is being reviewed by the Asian Languages and Civilizations department.) Please remember only liberal arts courses can be taken on this program.

You must receive credit from Tulane University, the school of record for CIEE.

Financial aid students studying abroad for the fall, spring, or full year in China or a Chinese-speaking country should consider applying for a Chia Fellowship. Chia Fellows are funded to spend the summer in a Chinese-speaking country on an approved internship, research, or other study abroad program.

Language(s) of instruction available: Chinese
Academic specialties: General university subjects
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: No
Program type: University-based program , Study center-based program
Housing: Homestay, Apartment with local students

CIEE Dakar

Dakar, Senegal

CIEE Dakar

Study language and culture or development studies with CIEE in Dakar, Senegal! If students successfully petition this program, they must receive credit through Tulane University, the school of record for CIEE. From the CIEE website:

Get ready to practice your French while delving deep into French/Francophone studies, African studies, international relations, or development studies in Dakar, Senegal. While studying abroad in this political and economic capital with CIEE, you’ll visit many cultural and historical attractions such as major markets, the the Dakar Grand Mosque, Dakar Cathedral, Goree Island, the IFAN Museum of West African culture, and Hann Park, which houses the Senegal Zoo.

Language(s) of instruction available: English, French
Language pre-requisites: No language requirement, but all students must take French and Wolof language courses.
Academic specialties: General university subjects
Terms of study: Semester, Full year
Amherst approved: No
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: Study center-based program
Housing: Homestay

University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

Svalbard, Norway

University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is the world's northernmost institution for higher education and undergraduates can take courses in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Language pre-requisites: None
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: No
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: Study center-based program
Housing: Apartment with international students

CET Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

CET Prague

The following tracks for CET Prague are approved: Jewish Studies, Central European Studies, Film Production, and Economics and Business.

Students must receive a transcript from CET's school of record, the University of Minnesota.

Language(s) of instruction available: English only
Academic specialties: Arts (visual, performing, film), General university subjects
Terms of study: Semester, Full year
Amherst approved: No
Program type: Study center-based program , Field-based/research program
Housing: Dorm with local students, Dorm with program students

Organization of Tropical Studies: Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet (not offered 2019-2020)

Various, Costa Rica

Organization of Tropical Studies: Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet (not offered 2019-2020)

Students applying to the Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet program must have completed the equivalent of one year (or two semesters) of college-level biology (or related coursework). Spanish language experience is not required.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Language pre-requisites: One year of college-level biology required.
Academic specialties: Environmental Studies, STEM
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: Field-based/research program
Housing: Dorm with program students

Hebrew University

Jerusalem, Israel

Hebrew University

The Rothberg International School based at Hebrew University offers many options for study abroad students. All students are required to take the Ulpan course held prior to the start of the semester. Ulpan is not creditable at Amherst since the College does not award credit for orientation courses. Students must take a full schedule of courses during the semester - including one Hebrew language class or a class taught in Hebrew.

Students interested in taking Arabic while at Hebrew University should confirm the levels available to visiting students for the semester in which they intend to study. Not all levels are available in each semester, especially at the third-year level of Arabic.

Students should consider the following programs at Hebrew U:

Dance Jerusalem at Hebrew University 

Students take courses at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and at the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The program is fall-only (with the semester ending in early January) or students may go for the full academic year. 

Jerusalem Honors Program

Students may receive credit for the independent research, but not the internship.

Language(s) of instruction available: Arabic, English, Hebrew
Terms of study: Semester, Full year
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: University-based program
Housing: Dorm with international students

Sarah Lawrence College in Havana

Havana, Cuba

Sarah Lawrence College in Havana

With U.S. regulations now relaxed, non-Sarah Lawrence students are able to apply for this program under the Sarah Lawrence College educational license to study in Cuba. 

Students take four courses: Spanish, two electives and a core seminar course. The core course is offered through Centro de Estudios Demográficos (CEDEM), a unique research center at the University of Havana. The course explores Cuban society through the lenses of gender, health, education and sustainable development.  One of the two elective courses can be at the University of Havana.

Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Language pre-requisites:

At least four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent.

If you need a language assessment/recommendation form as part of the application, contact the Spanish Department.
Academic specialties: Arts (visual, performing, film), General university subjects
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: University-based program , Study center-based program
Housing: Homestay, Apartment with international students

Amherst-The American University of Beirut Exchange Program

Beirut, Lebanon

Amherst-The American University of Beirut Exchange Program

Amherst College and the American University of Beirut share a long history. Dr. Daniel Bliss, Class of 1852, founded and served as the first president of AUB. The curriculum has a strong liberal arts foundation and students interested in political science, Middle Eastern studies, and many other fields will find specialists at AUB. Knowledge of Arabic not required to participate in the exchange. Students in the exchange pay their home school's tuition and accommodation fee. Financial aid for Amherst students is portable. Non-aided students can apply for funding from the Wahid Chammas Fund to include meals, airfare, etc. Contact jbehrens@amherst.edu with questions. More information about the exchange is also available on AUB's FAQs page for exchange students.

We invite students to submit an application if it is your first-choice program; we will assume that, if admitted, an offer will be accepted. To apply, please follow the instructions below. All materials should be submitted to the Director of the Global Education Office, AC 2295 by the deadline. The faculty Committee on Global Education will review and nominate students for the exchange.

  1. Complete the AUB Exchange Student Application. For this application, you will need to make a preliminary course selection (courses subject to change). (Please note: the application refers to an application fee, but it is waived for Amherst applicants. Do not send application materials directly to AUB, send them to AC 2295.) Deadline for Fall 2019: Friday, February 15, 2019.
  2. Write a personal statement, not to exceed three pages, that addresses the following questions:
    -  How does a semester with at AUB relate to your academic goals?
    -  How does it relate to your long-term plans?
    -  Do you have any academic coursework and/or personal experiences that will prepare you for a semester in Lebanon?
  3. Request an official transcript from the Registrar's website be sent to the Director of the Global Education Office, AC 2295.
  4. Submit your Intent to Study Away (if you haven't already).
  5. Request one faculty recommendation supporting your application to be delivered by the deadline to the Director of the Global Education Office, AC 2295 or jbehrens@amherst.edu.

Students must complete a special waiver, in addition to the Educational Leave and Waiver Form, to study in Lebanon. See the Director of the Global Education Office for details and be sure to familiarize yourself with the U.S. State Department's travel warning for Lebanon.

Language(s) of instruction available: Arabic, English
Language pre-requisites: None required. Nearly all courses are offered in English, though Arabic language courses are offered in Arabic.
Academic specialties: General university subjects, STEM
Terms of study: Semester, Full year
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: University-based program
Housing: Dorm with local students, Dorm with international students