Study Abroad

Middlebury School in China

Beijing, Hangzhou, Kunming, China

Middlebury School in 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(s) of instruction available: Chinese, English
Language pre-requisites: Completion of 2nd year Chinese, a fifth semester is preferred; in Hangzhou, students may have only one year of Chinese
Academic specialties: Asian Languages and Civilization, English, Film and Media Studies, History, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Humanities
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: University-based program, Study center-based program
Housing: Dorm with local students

IES Vienna

Vienna, Austria

IES Vienna

Whether you participate in the European Society & Culture Program or the Music Program, you must take at least one course in the German language.  Students must receive credit through the University of Rochester, the school of record for IES.  No Amherst credit will be given for internships, though you are welcome to take them in addition to a regular course load.  Students are strongly encouraged to live in residence halls with Austrian and other international students.

The German department will not give credit for courses in the major; please consult with your major adviser if you are a German major. 

Language(s) of instruction available: English, German
Language pre-requisites:

None required, but advanced courses and direct enrollment at Universität Wien requires at least four college-level semesters of German or the equivalent.


Academic specialties: European Studies, German, Music, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: University-based program, Study center-based program
Housing: Homestay, Apartment with international students, Dorm with international students

International Chinese Language Program (petition)

Taipei, Taiwan

International Chinese Language Program (petition)

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(s) of instruction available: Chinese, English
Language pre-requisites: Any level of Chinese is suitable for this program.
Academic specialties: Asian Languages and Civilization, English, Film and Media Studies, History
Term offered: full-year
Amherst approved: No
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Housing: Apartment with international students, Dorm with local students

Amherst-Doshisha Fall Exchange Program

Kyoto, Japan

Amherst-Doshisha Fall Exchange Program

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.

Students will be expected to arrive to Kyoto on Wednesday September 7 or Thursday September 8 and the semester will run through mid-January 2017. (Final dates to be confirmed. Exact end date to be determined once Amherst's academic calendar is set.) The last day of exams approximately a week before the Amherst spring semester begins and 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.  

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
Academic specialties: 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
Term offered: semester - fall only
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: University-based program
Housing: Dorm with local students

Cornell in Rome

Rome, Italy

Cornell in Rome

The only tracks approved for Amherst College credit are:

and the two architecture for non-BARCH students tracks, .  Students have the option to choose courses in art history, architecture history, Italian, drawing, Italian cinema, and photography.  Students attending the spring semester may be able to choose courses from urban studies so long as they fall within the liberal arts.

Students are expected to take an Italian class as one of their courses on the program.

Language(s) of instruction available: English, Italian
Language pre-requisites:

No language study is required, but Amherst expects students to take an Italian course as part of their studies on the program.


Academic specialties: Anthropology, Architecture Studies, Art and the History of Art, Economics, European Studies, Fine Arts, History, Visual Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: Study center-based program
Housing: Apartment with international students

Middlebury School in Spain: Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Middlebury School in Spain: Madrid

All courses are taught at Sede Prim, the undergraduate and graduate school for Middlebury in Madrid.  Spanish majors may receive credit in the major, see the department website for more information.

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.

Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
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.
Academic specialties: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Housing: Homestay, Apartment with local students, Dorm with local students

Middlebury School in Spain: Logroño

Logroño, Spain

Middlebury School in Spain: Logroño

The host institution is the Universidad de la Rioja, with particular strength in these subjects:  Spanish philology, literature, humanities, and natural sciences.  Spanish majors may receive credit in the major, see the department website for more information.

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.

Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
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.
Academic specialties: Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Housing: Apartment with local students, Dorm with local students

Middlebury School in Spain: Córdoba

Córdoba, Spain

Middlebury School in Spain: Córdoba

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(s) of instruction available: Spanish
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.
Academic specialties: 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
Terms of study: Semester, Full year
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: University-based program, Study center-based program
Housing: Apartment with local students

IES Granada: Advanced Language Program

Granada, Spain

IES Granada: Advanced Language Program

Spanish majors will receive credit in the major, see the department website for more information.  You must receive credit from the University of Rochester, the school of record.

Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Language pre-requisites:

4+ 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.
Academic specialties: Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Housing: Homestay, Dorm with local students
"The biggest personal growth I experienced while abroad was learning to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. When studying abroad you are thrown into a different culture and expected to give up many customs and habits that you're accustomed to in the U.S. This takes patience and humility, and requires the ability to laugh at yourself every once in a while (especially when trying to communicate in a foreign language."
-Kathryn Warshaw '16

Sweet Briar Junior Year in Spain: Seville

Seville, Spain

Sweet Briar Junior Year in Spain: Seville

Students in the High Intermediate program may not take classes at the University of Seville.  Students in the Advanced program are encouraged to take at least one course at the University.  Amherst students must take at least five courses during the semester.  Amherst credit is NOT awarded for the orientation "course."   Spanish majors must consult with the department for credit in the major.

Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Language pre-requisites:

3+ semesters of Spanish or the equivalent for the High Intermediate Program and 5+ semesters or the equivalent for the Advanced Program.

If you need a language assessment/recommendation form as part of the application, contact the Spanish Department.
Academic specialties: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Housing: Homestay
"I feel that I have become so much more independent since studying abroad. Being on your own in another country, another language, is such a unique experience that cannot be duplicated. It forces you to prioritize what you communicate and reconsider the image of yourself that you present to the outside world. You are always forced to think and problem solve in another language, which I really loved. I believe that I gained an entirely new perspective from living in another country. "
-Vanessa Woodard '16

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