Study Abroad

IES Argentina: Latin American Societies & Cultures (petition)

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Spanish majors will not receive credit in the major on this program.   Amherst does not award credit for internships, therefore students interested in participating in the internship program must take it in addition to a full course load.  Students must receive credit from the University of Rochester, the school of record for IES.

Language pre-requisites:

All language levels.  Students take a placement exam once in country to establish which level is appropriate.

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 link: https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/Programs/Argentina/BuenosAires/BuenosAires_SocietiesAndCultures/buenosAires.html
Types of housing: Homestay, Dorm with international students
Amherst approved: No
Major(s): Anthropology, English, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish, Social Sciences, Humanities
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Terms of study: Semester, Full year
Program type: University-based program, Study center-based program

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv, Israel

The program requires you take Ulpan, an intensive Hebrew course prior to the start of the term.  Amherst does not award credit for summer or orientation courses.  Therefore, you must take a full course load during the semester.  Amherst expects students to take a language course, either Arabic or Hebrew, during the semester.

Language(s) of instruction available: Arabic, English, Hebrew
Program link: https://international.tau.ac.il/
Types of housing: Dorm with international students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Religion, Sociology
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

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 link: https://yestermorrow.org/programs/semester-program/
Types of housing: Apartment with international students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Architecture Studies, Art and the History of Art, Environmental Studies
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program

Mystic, CT and various U.S. Ports, United States

The Williams-Mystic program is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on study of the world’s oceans and coastlines through courses in history, literature and marine science and policy. Students from all majors can apply. While this is part of the 12 College Exchange program, students can and should apply directly to the program.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://mystic.williams.edu/
Types of housing: Apartment with international students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Biology, English, Environmental Studies, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Semester in Environmental Science

Woods Hole, MA, United States

This fall-semester only program allows students to immerse themselves in a scientific environment through study with researchers at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.  The semester is "an intensive field and laboratory-based introduction to ecosystem science and the biogeochemistry of coastal forests, freshwater ponds and estuaries."  (Brown University issues the transcript.)

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/SES/
Types of housing: Dorm with program students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Biology, Environmental Studies, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

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 international port calls from the Mediterranean to New Zealand.  (Boston University issues the transcript.)

Please note: The Global Ocean program with in SEA Semester's offerings offers a core course (required) on Leadership. As this is not considered a liberal arts course at Amherst, we do not transfer credit for this course. You must take this course for SEA Semester and, in order to fulfill Amherst's requirement of a minimum of 15 semester credits in the semester, students will follow the following scheme:

  • Enroll in all three core courses (and receive 8 credits, 
  • Choose one elective (3 credits), and
  • Choose either Practical Oceanographic Research course (4 credits, 200 level) or Directed Oceanographic Research (4 credits, 300 level)

 

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://www.sea.edu/
Types of housing: Dorm with program students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Biology, Environmental Studies, History, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Dartmouth Dual Degree Engineering Program

Hanover, NH, United States

Through the Twelve College Exchange, a student may spend junior year at Dartmouth College studying engineering.  After graduating from Amherst, the student would have the option to return to Dartmouth for an additional year to earn a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree from Dartmouth College.  Further information is available from Professor William A. Loinaz.  See also Dartmouth's Engineering website.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/academics/undergraduate/dual/
Types of housing: Dorm with local students
Term offered: full-year
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Biophysics, Physics
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

O’Neill National Theater Institute

Waterford, CT, United States

The NTI semester is a rigorous program that exposes students to a wide variety of styles and techniques for theater training. The coursework has five primary disciplines: Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Design, and Movement & Voice.

NTI is part of the 12 College Exchange Program, but students can apply directly to NTI.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://www.theoneill.org/national-theater-institute
Types of housing: Dorm with program students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Theater and Dance, Performing Arts
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Other options

Various, United States

Students may study at any degree-granting, four year institution in the U.S. with approval of the student's academic adviser and the Registrar. Some institutions accept visiting students, others do not. Visit a school's admissions website or office of continuing education to learn if a visiting student program exists.

Domestic study students must complete all the necessary steps for educational leave (e.g. Intent to Study Abroad or Away, Educational Leave for Domestic Study). See "Academic Policies & Deadlines" for links to these essential forms.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Architecture Studies, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Black Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, Fine Arts, French, Geology, German, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Theater and Dance, Women's and Gender Studies, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

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
Types of housing: Dorm with local students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

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