Amherst-Sponsored Opportunities Abroad

Amherst Exchanges

Amherst has a number of exchange opportunities for faculty members at one of our institutional partners abroad. There are currently two short-term and two long-term options:

Short-term 

The Amherst-Doshisha Faculty Exchange, in partnership with Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and the Amherst-Ashoka Faculty Exchange, in partnership with Ashoka University in Delhi, India, offers faculty members an opportunity to give two or three public lectures at these partner universities. Please see the Dean of Faculty's website for more information and for instructions on how to apply.

Long-term

Amherst has a semester exchange program with Yale-NUS College in Singapore, a semester or yearlong exchange program with Underwood International College at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea (UIC Yonsei), and a spring semester exchange program with Doshisha University. The Dean of Faculty's website has more information and instructions on how to apply.

Unique among models for faculty exchange, Amherst's longterm exchanges count as teaching semesters and faculty do not participate while on sabbatical. In addition to information sheets created specifically for Yale-NUS Faculty Exchange and UIC Yonsei Faculty Exchange, we have tried to address general questions in these FAQs.

FAQs for Long-Term Faculty Exchanges

Non-Amherst Sponsored Opportunities

Opportunities with Study Abroad Programs and Universities

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For faculty interested in using their non-teaching time (i.e., summer break, sabbatical) to teach with a study abroad program overseas, there are several options. For example:

  • University of St Andrews Global Fellowship is aimed at established and emerging leaders in a range of academic fields. Global Fellows will normally give a research seminar, postgraduate lecture, undergraduate training activity or similar during their visit. 

  • IES Abroad offers research grants at many of their sites around the world. Some of these opportunities are in exchange for lectures or courses taught to their program students in the semester or summer.
  • Advanced Studies in England has summer teaching opportunities at their program in Bath in exchange for housing, a small stipend, and airfare. Please contact ASE for more information (J.Hope@asebath.org).
  • The Siena Art Institute has a visiting artist and resident program each summer. Visit their website for details. 
  • Budapest Semesters in Mathematics have a Director’s Mathematician in Residence Program whereby a select few faculty members can spend a few weeks in the summer in Budapest connecting with Hungarian mathematicians, learning about the program, etc.
  • DIS - Study in Scandinavia accepts applications for visiting faculty. Visiting faculty typically teach only one course and have ample time to conduct research and explore Copenhagen.
  • The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) has a fellowship to fund scholars to teach at Ashoka University in Delhi, India. As a member of AIIS, Amherst faculty may apply for this fellowship. From the AIIS website: 
    "[I]n addition to support for full time research, faculty have an opportunity to teach for three-and-a half months (if offering an undergraduate class), or for six weeks (if offering a mini-course for Ashoka’s Young India Fellows post-graduate program). Ashoka University is seeking senior scholars to augment its permanent faculty in a range of fields. The teaching commitment entails traveling to the University two days a week for class meetings and office hours, with the option of residing on or near the campus. It will be augmented by a period of funded research, which may be taken before or after the University course."