Study Abroad

Associated Colleges of the Midwest: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities

San Jose, Costa Rica

No credit is awarded for the Community Engagement course, but we have arranged with ACM for Amherst students to take an independent study in its place.

As an affiliate institution of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest for the Costa Rica program, Amherst students receive a 5% discount.  See "About Us" for more information on affiliation.

Amherst prefers and encourages students to take as many courses as possible in Spanish if they are able.

Language pre-requisites:

Second-year level college coursework in Spanish, taken in the year prior to the start of the program, is recommended.  A student is expected to have a level of Spanish proficiency appropriate for his/her proposed research project.

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: English, Spanish
Program URL: http://www.acm.edu/programs/4/fieldresearch/index.html
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Term offered: semester - spring only
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Biology, Black Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Geology, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Theater and Dance, Women's and Gender Studies, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Associated Colleges of the Midwest: Community Engagement in Public Health, Education, and the Environment

San Jose, Costa Rica

No credit is awarded for the Community Engagement course, but we have arranged with ACM for Amherst students to take an independent study in its place.

Students with advanced Spanish (5 semesters or more at the college-level) may enroll in the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR)

As an affiliate institution of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest for the Costa Rica program, Amherst students receive a 5% discount.  See "About Us" for more information on affiliation.

Amherst prefers and encourages students to take as many courses as possible in Spanish if they are able.

Language pre-requisites:

Second-year level college coursework in Spanish, taken in the year prior to the start of the program, is recommended.

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: English, Spanish
Program URL: http://www.acm.edu/programs/3/slacs/index.html?utm_source=%2fslacs&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=redirect
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Term offered: semester - fall only
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Black Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish, Women's and Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Columbia University

Kyoto, Japan

We strongly encourage students to live with host families.

Language pre-requisites: 4 semesters of college-level Japanese or the equivalent required.
Language(s) of instruction available: English, Japanese
Program URL: http://ogp.columbia.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Parent_ID=2EE21ECC-BCDE-E7F3-5C38793579099621&Link_ID=8EA88E6B-BCDE-E7F3-59FD24E4AB20AB88&Program_ID=10320&Type=O
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Apartment with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Asian Languages and Civilization, Social Sciences, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

American Councils 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 American Councils School of Record, Bryn Mawr College.

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

Language pre-requisites:

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


Language(s) of instruction available: English, 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/mm/439297

Bard-Smolny

St. Petersburg, Russia
Language pre-requisites:

4 semesters of college-level Russian or the equivalent.


Language(s) of instruction available: English, Russian
Program URL: http://smolny.bard.edu/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Dorm with local students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Art and the History of Art, English, European Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Russian
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

American University of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

Students must complete a special waiver, in addition to the Confirmation to Study Abroad and Waiver of Liability, to take educational leave and study in Lebanon. See the Director of Education Abroad for details and be sure to familiarize yourself with the U.S. State Department's travel warning for Lebanon

Language pre-requisites: None required
Language(s) of instruction available: Arabic, English, French
Program URL: http://www.aub.edu.lb/oip/intlstds/Pages/index.aspx
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students, Dorm with international students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Architecture Studies, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

School of Oriental and African Studies

London, England

SOAS, part of the University of London, offers courses in the humanities, social sciences, languages, and the arts related to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.  Students may choose to apply directly to SOAS, or through either program provider Arcadia or IFSA-Butler.

Language pre-requisites:

None required, although advanced language classes will have pre-requisities.  See the SOAS course catalog for details.


Language(s) of instruction available: Arabic, Chinese, English, Hebrew, Japanese
Program URL: https://www.soas.ac.uk/studyabroad/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students
Term offered: two spring semesters
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Black Studies, Economics, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Music, Political Science, Religion, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Hamilton College Junior Year in France

Paris, France

Preference is given to full year applicants, but spring semester applicants are considered.  Students take courses taught specifically for Hamilton program students, but may also enroll at one of several universities Hamilton partners with in Paris.

Language pre-requisites:

Students should have at least one semester of French above the intermediate level.


Language(s) of instruction available: French
Program URL: http://www.hamilton.edu/france
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Requires petition: No
Major(s): European Studies, French, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

American Junior Year at Heidelberg University

Heidelberg, Germany

German majors must consult the department for credit in the major.

Language pre-requisites:

2 years of college-level German or the equivalent required


Language(s) of instruction available: German
Program URL: http://www.heidelberg.edu/ajy
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students, Dorm with international students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Economics, English, European Studies, German, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

University College London School of Slavic and East European Studies

London, England

The School of Slavic and East European Studies is one of the leading specialist institutions based at University College London, University of London.   Students apply through the University College London study abroad office. 

Language pre-requisites:

None


Language(s) of instruction available: English, Russian
Program URL: http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students, Dorm with international students
Term offered: full-year
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Economics, English, History, Political Science, Russian
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

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