Confirm Your Study Away Plans

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ongratulations on your acceptance to a study away program! Now that you’re in, it’s time to make it official at Amherst and prepare for your departure. There are a number of details to finalize as your time to study away approaches, including securing payment for your program and arranging for travel and healthcare needs. We’ve put together a list of pre-departure tasks to help you navigate the next steps in the process. Note that it's important to keep track of deadlines and complete all paperwork in order to study away and receive credit for the courses you take away from Amherst.

As the end of the current semester draws near, be sure to review all necessary information pertaining to academic credit, academic and housing accommodations, how you will need to monitor progress in your courses while on educational leave, and other considerations, such as what would happen if you had to leave your program early.

Visit our Policies page, as well as our Deadlines and Forms page, for more information and specific dates.

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Finances for Study Away

Be sure to review our Finances for Study Away page for important financial information you will need prior to your departure from Amherst. 

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Pre-departure and Next Steps

Carefully review the next steps to finalize your study away plans and be sure to visit Amherst College’s Moodle page for pre-departure, course, and other academic information.

Student Employment Opportunities for Study Away

Each semester, the Office of Global Education hires students who are studying away to research and write for our blog, Beyond the Bubble. If you are interested, please review the job descriptions below and contact geo[at] with any questions.

These can be great additions to your résumé! You may also wish to review our page about the career benefits of study away.