Study Abroad

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

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday
Converse 106

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