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CIEE Seoul: Arts & Sciences

Seoul, Korea

Hosted by Yonsei University.  Students must receive credit from Spelman College, the school of record for CIEE.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://ciee.org/study/programOverview.aspx?pID=1736#1rightForYou
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Dorm with program students, Dorm with international students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/evaluations

Budapest Semester in Math Education

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME) is a semester-long program in Budapest, Hungary, designed for American and Canadian undergraduates and recent graduates interested in teaching middle school or high school mathematics. BSME was conceived by the founders of Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM), and the two programs share a common goal—to provide their participants with an opportunity to experience the mathematical and general culture of Hungary. BSME is specifically intended for students who are not only passionate about mathematics, but also the teaching of mathematics. (BSME website)

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://bsmeducation.com
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Apartment with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Mathematics
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Budapest Semester in Mathematics

Budapest, Hungary

We strongly encourage students to live with a host family, which offers a unique and immersive cultural experience.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.budapestsemesters.com
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Apartment with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Mathematics
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

CIEE Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

You must receive credit from Spelman College, the school of record for CIEE.

Language(s) of instruction available: English, Portuguese
Program URL: http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/portugal/lisbon/language-culture/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Dorm with local students
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, History, Music, Political Science, Sociology
URL for program evaluations: http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/portugal/lisbon/language-culture/

Organization of Tropical Studies: Global Health

Various, Costa Rica

The Organization of Tropical Studies is in partnership with Duke University.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=339&Itemid=467
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Dorm with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/evaluations

Amherst-Doshisha Fall Exchange Program

Kyoto, Japan

Doshisha University will guarantee scholarships for two Amherst students to spend the fall semester at Doshisha.  The scholarship grants the following:

  • Tuition and housing for the fall semester (includes the accommodation entrance fee)
  • 80,000 yen per month (for up to six months)

Students are responsible for airfare, meals, additional personal expenses.  Applicants may also apply for the "JASSO International Student Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan" (JASSO - Japan Student Services Organization). This scholarship grants 80,000 yen per month for up to six months as well as a one-time relocation allowance of 80,000 yen. If an Amherst College student receives the JASSO Scholarship, he/she is not eligible for the Doshisha Scholarship anymore, but will still receive tuition and accommodation free from Doshisha University.

Program dates are September 15, 2015 through January 15, 2016. All exchange students are expected to participate in orientation. (Exact end date to be determined once Amherst's academic calendar is set. Students will have at least one week prior to the start of Amherst's spring semester.)  The typical fall calendar at Doshisha runs through April; however, alternative assessments will be given to Amherst students in order for them to return in time for the start of Amherst's spring semester.  The last day of exams approximately a week before the Amherst spring semester begins. 

  2015 Doshisha Fall Exchange application.pdf

Complete applications are due to the Director of Education Abroad Friday, February 13, 2015 by 4:30pm in Converse 106.  Selected applicants will be interviewed by faculty in Asian Languages and Civilizations.

Hard copies of the Doshisha application forms are also available in the study abroad library in Converse 106 and in the Asian Languages and Civilizations department.

Useful Links:
Student Exchange Program (English version)
Student Exchange Program (Japanese version)

Student Life website (English)

Language(s) of instruction available: English, Japanese
Program URL: http://www.doshisha.ac.jp/english/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students
Term offered: semester - fall only
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Economics, English, Fine Arts, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, Social Sciences, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/evaluations

IES Nagoya

Nagoya, Japan

Hosted by Nanzan University.  Students must receive credit from the University of Rochester, the school of record for IES.

Language(s) of instruction available: English, Japanese
Program URL: https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/Programs/Japan/Nagoya/nagoya.html
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Dorm with local students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Economics, English, Fine Arts, History, Political Science, Visual Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/evaluations

King's College London

London, England

King's is part of the University of London.  Students may choose to enroll directly to King's College, or apply through either program provider Arcadia or IFSA-Butler.

Please note that King's has two tracks specifically designed for pre-health students. Only one is approved by Amherst. The Health & Society program is not approved because Amherst does not approve practical courses, one of which is offered on this particular track. We approve the Global Health & Social Medicine track.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/abroad/atkings/index.aspx
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students, Dorm with international students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Classics, English, European Studies, History, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/evaluations

12 College Exchange Program

Various, United States

Amherst students have an opportunity to study at another liberal arts institution that is part of the 12 College Exchange. The following institutions participate in the program:

Students interested in the 12 College Exchange Program are not permitted to apply directly to the host institution.  Rather, you must inform the 12 College Exchange Coordinator, Dean Janna Behrens, of your interest in applying to a particular school and she will guide you through the process. The deadline to notify Dean Behrens of your interest in the 12 College Exchange program is March 1, 2015.  

Students are admitted based on their application and on the availability of the host institution's ability to receive an exchange student.  The 12 College Exchange program is not to be used as an avenue for full transfer to the receiving institution.  Please note that concurrent with Amherst policy, if you transfer away from Amherst you are not allowed to transfer back to the College.

Tuition and fees are paid to the host colleges.  Students on financial aid can apply their package to one of the colleges above as part of this exchange.  An Amherst student who participates in the exchange program is expected to abide by the host institution's rules and regulations.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences

GAIAS: Galapagos Institute for the Arts and Sciences

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal Island), Ecuador

Through the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, students can participate in this research-based program at the Galapagos Islands focusing on environmental conservation.

Language(s) of instruction available: English, Spanish
Program URL: http://www.usfq.edu.ec/galapagos/international_program/Paginas/default.aspx
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Dorm with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Biology, Environmental Studies
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/70274

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New Office & Office Hours!

We've moved to 106 Converse!
Monday 3pm-8pm
Tuesday 1:30pm-4:30pm
Wednesday 1:30pm -8pm
Thursday 3pm-8pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

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