Study away can be an engaging and exciting time, but it is not without challenges. It is important to carefully consider your personal needs and to plan accordingly in order to enjoy a successful semester or year away from Amherst. A few of the most common challenges and concerns that study away students encounter are related to the following: health, wellness, and safety; cultural immersion and adaptation; and diversity and social identities.
This page provides a number of resources for you to review, as well as a few suggestions for making the most of your study away experience. Your program will be your primary point of contact during your time off-campus, but please also remember that Amherst College is still a resource for you, as well. Refer to the Study Away Handbook in Moodle for more information about Amherst resources available to you.
If you have any doubts about available resources or require more information about a particular situation, please do not hesitate to contact your program or the Office of Global Education for assistance.