Study Abroad

Office Hours

Summer:

Monday - Friday
8:30am-4:30pm
Converse 106

Fall Semester:

Monday-Thursday: 2-7pm
Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

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Boston University Madrid University Studies Program

Madrid, Spain

This spring-only program offers students direct enrollment at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).  Amherst does not award credit for internships, therefore students interested in participating in the internship program must take it in addition to a full course load.  Spanish majors must consult with the department for credit in the major.

Language pre-requisites:

6 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent required.

If you need a language assessment/recommendation form as part of the application, contact the Spanish Department.
Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Program link: http://www.bu.edu/abroad/programs/madrid-university-studies-program/
Types of housing: Homestay
Term offered: semester - spring only
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, English, European Studies, History, Political Science, Spanish, Women's and Gender Studies
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: University-based program

Middlebury School in Spain: Córdoba

Córdoba, Spain

The Universidad de Córdoba is the host institution and the following departments are particularly strong: art history, psychology, history, religion, biology, and philology. 

Students who wish to conduct research abroad may submit a proposal to Middlebury to receive a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Aided students interested in Mellon funded research during the semester should consult with the financial aid office. Spanish majors may receive credit in the major, see the department website for more information.

Language pre-requisites:

Completion of 2nd year Spanish, plus one content course taught in Spanish, or the equivalent, required.

If you need a language assessment/recommendation form as part of the application, contact the Spanish Department.
Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Program link: http://www.middlebury.edu/sa/spain
Types of housing: Apartment with local students
Amherst approved: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Architecture Studies, Art and the History of Art, Biology, Black Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, Geology, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Women's and Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Terms of study: Semester, Full year
Program type: University-based program, Study center-based program

SEA Semester

Various, United States

This program is an interdisciplinary study of the ocean with a focus on marine science, maritime culture, and environmental studies.  Students spend 5-7 weeks ashore in Woods Hole, MA, and 5-7 weeks on a sailing research vessel at sea, with several shore excursions during international port calls from the Mediterranean to New Zealand.  (Boston University issues the transcript.)

Please note: some SEA programs offer and/or require a core course on Leadership. As this is not considered a liberal arts course at Amherst, we do not transfer credit for this course. SEA Semester will require you take this course but, in order to fulfill Amherst's requirements, students will need to select a course schedule that meets our minimum of 15 semester credits. For example, for The Global Ocean program, students may choose the following course scheme:

  • Enroll in all three core courses (and receive 8 Amherst credits), 
  • Choose one elective (3 Amherst credits), and
  • Choose either Practical Oceanographic Research course (4 Amherst credits, 200 level) or Directed Oceanographic Research (4 Amherst credits, 300 level)

Please be in touch with SEA Semester and the Director of Education Abroad if you have questions.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://www.sea.edu/
Types of housing: Dorm with program students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Biology, Environmental Studies, History, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

EuroScholars (petition)

Various ,

EuroScholars is a study abroad program that offers a research experience at one of 9 internationally renowned European research universities. Students take one or two courses alongside local students at the university and the remaining credit is a research project under the direct supervision of professors and other academic staff on a specific academic research project. Projects vary from year to year therefore, students must consult the EuroScholars website for details on what program is available in any given semester.

Language pre-requisites: None
Language(s) of instruction available: English, French, German
Program link: http://euroscholars.eu/
Types of housing: Dorm with local students, Dorm with international students
Amherst approved: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Architecture Studies, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, French, Geology, German, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Terms of study: Semester
Program type: University-based program

Other domestic study options

Various, United States

Students may study at any degree-granting, four year institution in the U.S. with approval of the student's academic adviser and the Registrar. Some institutions accept visiting students, others do not. Visit a school's admissions website or office of continuing education to learn if a visiting student program exists.

Domestic study students must complete all the necessary steps for educational leave (e.g. Intent to Study Abroad or Away, Educational Leave for Domestic Study). See "Academic Policies & Deadlines" for links to these essential forms.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Architecture Studies, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Black Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, Fine Arts, French, Geology, German, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Theater and Dance, Women's and Gender Studies, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Middlebury School in China

Beijing, Hangzhou, Kunming, China

Middlebury has three locations in China: Beijing, Hangzhou, or Kunming.

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 pre-requisites: Completion of 2nd year Chinese, a fifth semester is preferred
Language(s) of instruction available: Chinese, English
Program link: http://www.middlebury.edu/sa/china
Types of housing: Dorm with local students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Asian Languages and Civilization, English, Film and Media Studies, History, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Humanities
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Hamilton College Junior Year in Spain

Madrid, Spain

The semester option is available, but preference is given to full-year applicants.  Amherst does not award credit for internships, therefore students interested in participating in the internship program must take it in addition to a full course load.  Spanish majors may receive credit in the major, see the department website for more information.

Language pre-requisites:

Students must have at least one course above the intermediate level in Spanish.

If you need a language assessment/recommendation form as part of the application, contact the Spanish Department.
Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Program link: http://www.hamilton.edu/spain
Types of housing: Homestay
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Arcadia in Toledo

Toledo, Spain

The host university is the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset.  Spanish majors may receive credit in the major, see the department website for more information.

Language pre-requisites:

4+ semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent are required.

If you need a language assessment/recommendation form as part of the application, contact Victoria Maillo in the Spanish Department, vmaillo[at]amherst.edu.
Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Program link: http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/default.aspx?id=6893
Types of housing: Homestay, Dorm with local students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Economics, English, European Studies, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Spanish
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China

Students must apply as a "visiting student" since Amherst is not an exchange partner. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early, for visa and housing purposes.

Students are expected to take Chinese language as one of their program courses. 

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 pre-requisites: None
Language(s) of instruction available: Chinese, English
Program link: http://www.als.hku.hk/admission/exchange/
Types of housing: Dorm with local students, Dorm with international students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Black Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, Fine Arts, French, Geology, German, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Women's and Gender Studies, Visual Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

International Chinese Language Program (petition)

Taipei, Taiwan

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 pre-requisites: Any level of Chinese is suitable for this program.
Language(s) of instruction available: Chinese, English
Program link: http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/taiwan/taipei/intensive-chinese-language-culture/
Types of housing: Apartment with international students, Dorm with local students
Term offered: full-year
Amherst approved: No
Major(s): Asian Languages and Civilization, English, Film and Media Studies, History
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

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Summer:

Monday - Friday
8:30am-4:30pm
Converse 106

Fall Semester:

Monday-Thursday: 2-7pm
Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

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