Study Abroad

Syracuse University in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

Students take a core course in Political Science called "Contemporary Issues in Turkey" as well as the pre-semester traveling seminar called "Istanbul: Crossroad of Civilizations, Past and Present." The remaining courses are taken at the host university, Bahçesehir University, located directly on the Bosphorous River.

Students are expected to take Turkish as one of their courses.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://suabroad.syr.edu/destinations/istanbul/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with program students, Dorm with international students
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, Fine Arts, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies, Visual Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities

Yestermorrow Design/Build Studio

Waitsfield, Vermont , United States

The Yestermorrow-UMass Semester in Sustainable Design/Build offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary, whole-systems thinking while developing fundamental technical skills in architecture and construction. (Yestermorrow website)

Students will receive a transcript from UMass.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: https://yestermorrow.org/programs/semester-program/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Apartment with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Architecture Studies, Art and the History of Art, Environmental Studies

CET Osaka

Osaka, Japan

Students take Japanese language classes with the program and all other elective courses, in English, at Osaka Gakuin University, the host university.

Students must receive a transcript the school of record. Ask CET for details. 

Language(s) of instruction available: English, Japanese
Program URL: http://cetacademicprograms.com/programs/japan/japanese-language-osaka-japan/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Apartment with local students
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Economics, Environmental Studies, Film and Media Studies, History, Psychology, Religion, Sociology
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/70274

CET Prague: Jewish Studies

Prague, Czech Republic

Unique program focusing on Jewish studies in the Czech Republic and the region. Students also participate in a traveling seminar as part of the academic work.

Students must receive a transcript the school of record. Ask CET for details. 

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://cetacademicprograms.com/programs/czech-republic/jewish-studies-in-prague/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Apartment with local students
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Art and the History of Art, English, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, History, Religion, Social Sciences, Humanities

ACTR Russia

Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, Russia

Students may only participate in the Russian Language and Area Studies Program and the Contemporary Russia Program for Amherst credit in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or Vladimir.  Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Transcripts must be from the ACTR School of Record, Bryn Mawr College.

Full year students have the opportunity to conduct a significant research project for credit.

Language(s) of instruction available: Russian
Program URL: http://www.acrussiaabroad.org/
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Dorm with local students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Social Sciences, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/evaluations

University of Bristol

Bristol, England

Students may study for the semester or full year.  Please note that the fall semester has January exams but that Bristol has a policy for alternative assessment. Students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences will likely have papers due in January. Students in the sciences will likely need to have their exams proctored at Amherst on the Bristol exam date. It is important that fall-only students check with their professors at Bristol for the type and date of assessment and leave ample time (at least one month) if you need to take an exam at Amherst.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/study/study-abroad/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Geology, History, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theater and Dance, Women's and Gender Studies, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/evaluations

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 port calls at island nations.  (Boston University issues the transcript.)

Please note: The Global Ocean program with in SEA Semester's offerings offers a core course (required) on Leadership. This is not credit at Amherst but students are requried to take it. In order to fulfill the college's requirement of a minimum of 15 semester credits in the semester, students must enroll in all three core courses (and receive 8 credits), an elective (3 credits), and the Practical Oceanographic Research course (4 credits). This scheme totals the minimum 15 semester credits that we require.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.sea.edu/
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Dorm with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Biology, Environmental Studies, History, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences

CIEE St. Petersburg: Russian Language

St. Petersburg, Russia

Students will only receive Amherst credit for the Russian Language program.  You must receive credit from Spelman College, the school of record for CIEE programs.

Language(s) of instruction available: Russian
Program URL: http://www.ciee.org/study/programOverview.aspx?pID=73#1rightForYou
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Russian
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/evaluations

Duke in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia

Students are strongly encouraged to live in host families, although housing with other program students is an option.

Language(s) of instruction available: Russian
Program URL: http://globaled.duke.edu/Programs/Semester/Duke_in_St_Petersburg
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Apartment with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): History, Russian
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/evaluations

Emory Tibetan Studies Program

Dharamsala, India

We expect students to take at least one language course while on the program.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://abroad.emory.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=1092
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Dorm with local students
Term offered: semester - spring only
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Asian Languages and Civilization, Philosophy, Religion
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/evaluations

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