Study Abroad

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]
Language(s) of instruction available: English, Spanish
Program URL:
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:

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday
Converse 106

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