Study Abroad

UMass Baden-Württemberg Program

Baden-Württemberg (option to study in 9 cities within the state of B-W), Germany

The UMass exchange program in Germany offers direct enrollment into one of nine universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg: Freiburg, Heidelberg, Hohenheim, Karlsruhe, Konstanz, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Tübingen, and Ulm.  Students can study in a wide variety of subject areas within the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. 

German majors must consult with the department for credit in the major.

Language pre-requisites:

One college-level semester of German or the equivalent is required.


Language(s) of instruction available: English, German
Program URL: http://www.ipo.umass.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10157&Type=O&sType=O
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, French, Geology, German, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Theater and Dance, Women's and Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

SIT Mongolia: Nomadic Culture and Globalization

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_mfr.cfm
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Asian Languages and Civilization, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

SIT Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change

Bedulu, Indonesia
Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_abr.cfm
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Fine Arts, Religion, Theater and Dance, Women's and Gender Studies, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

SIT Cameroon: Social Pluralism and Development

Yaoundé, Cameroon
Language pre-requisites:

3 recent semesters of college-level French or equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in French, as assessed by SIT.


Language(s) of instruction available: English, French
Program URL: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_cmr.cfm
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Black Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, French, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theater and Dance, Women's and Gender Studies, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Frontiers Abroad New Zealand Earth Systems

Christchurch, New Zealand

Students participate in a five weeks field research in the earth sciences prior to the start of the semester at the University of Canterbury.  This is an excellent opportunity to combine field experience with a traditional study abroad experience at a foreign university.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.frontiersabroad.com/page.php?page_name=earth_systems
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students, Dorm with international students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geology, Physics, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Frontiers Abroad New Zealand Earth Systems

Auckland, New Zealand

Students participate in a five weeks field research in the earth sciences prior to the start of the semester at the University of Auckland.  This is an excellent opportunity to combine field experience with a traditional study abroad experience at a foreign university.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.frontiersabroad.com/page.php?page_name=earth_systems
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students, Dorm with international students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geology, Physics, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

IFSA-Butler in Egypt: Political Economy of the Middle East Program

Cairo, Egypt
Language(s) of instruction available: Arabic, English
Program URL: http://www.ifsa-butler.org/egypt-university-programs/political-economy-of-the-middle-east.html
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Apartment with program students
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Asian Languages and Civilization, Economics, Political Science
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

Students can enroll directly at the University of Edinburgh, or apply through either program provider Arcadia or IFSA-Butler.  A wide variety of courses are offered across all disciplines. 

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/visiting-exchange/study-abroad
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Apartment with program students, Dorm with local students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

IES Nantes

Nantes, France

Students must receive credit from the University of Rochester, the school of record for IES.

Language pre-requisites:

4 semesters of college-level French or the equivalent required


Language(s) of instruction available: French
Program URL: https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/Programs/France/Nantes/nantes.html
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Art and the History of Art, Computer Science, Economics, English, European Studies, Fine Arts, French, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Visual Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

University of Otago

Dunedin, New Zealand

The University of Otago has strong science and visual and performing art departments, but there are many others to choose from.

Students may study at the University of Otago through direct enrollment, or through either provider Arcadia or IFSA-Butler.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.otago.ac.nz/international/studyabroad/index.html
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Art and the History of Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Geology, Neuroscience, Physics, Theater and Dance, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

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