Study Abroad

Organization of Tropical Studies: Tropical Biology

Various, Costa Rica

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

Language pre-requisites:

One year of college-level biology required. 


Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=300&Itemid=451
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Dorm with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Organization of Tropical Studies: Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health

Various, Costa Rica

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

Language pre-requisites:

1 semester of college-level Spanish or the equivalent and one semester of biology are required.  Students should have a strong interest in public health and biology, as well as an "avid curiosity for new cultures."


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: Dorm with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

ISLE

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Amherst College is a member of the ISLE Consortium. Please see the Director of Education Abroad for application details or Prof. Maria Heim in Religion with course-specific questions.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.bowdoin.edu/isle/
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Environmental Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Women's and Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

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/mm/439297

Queen Mary University of London

London, England

Residential campus in the heart of London that is part of the University of London.  Students may enroll directly to Queen Mary or apply through either program provider Arcadia or IFSA-Butler.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/international-students/index.html
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): English, European Studies, History, Theater and Dance
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

University College London for Neuroscience Majors

London, England

Neuroscience majors at Amherst College have the opportunity to study at the University College London, the oldest and largest institution within the University of London system, which is located in the heart of the city. Neuroscience faculty at Amherst and their colleagues at UCL have pre-selected courses that are appropriate for credit in the Amherst neuroscience major.  Final approval is required by the student’s neuroscience faculty adviser.  Concurrent with Amherst study abroad policy, students must receive a C or better in liberal arts courses not previously taken to receive transfer credit.

UCL is on the trimester system. Amherst students may study for the full academic year or the two spring terms. Students studying at UCL for the full year students may expect to receive eight Amherst credits; spring students would receive four Amherst credits.  Interested students should consult with their neuroscience academic adviser about the different course selection options (see page 2 for sample course pairings).

Program Requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Consultation with Amherst Neuroscience adviser

Please see the application attachment below (which requires two academic references, a personal statement, and an official transcript you can obtain from the registrar's office).

The application, included in the attachment above, is comprised of the UCL "Admission as an Affiliate Student" application, two academic references, a personal statement, and an official transcript.  (Please see the link for more information.)


Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students/study-abroad/overseas-students-at-ucl/undergraduate-affiliate-jya/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students, Dorm with international students
Term offered: two spring semesters
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Neuroscience
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

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

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