Study Abroad

CIEE Stellenbosch: University Arts & Sciences (petition)

Stellenbosch, South Africa

CIEE Stellenbosch: University Arts & Sciences (petition)

This program focuses on South Africa in transition.   You must receive credit from Spelman College, the school of record for CIEE programs.  Students are strongly encouraged to live in residence halls with other African students.

Amherst expects students to take at least one language course while on the program.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Academic specialties: Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Black Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Geology, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theater and Dance, Women's and Gender Studies, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Amherst approved: No
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Housing: Apartment with international students, Dorm with local students

CIEE Dakar (petition)

Dakar, Senegal

CIEE Dakar (petition)

Study language and culture or development studies with CIEE in Dakar, Senegal! If students successfully petition this program, they must receive credit through Spelman College, the school of record for CIEE. From the CIEE website:

Get ready to practice your French while delving deep into French/Francophone studies, African studies, international relations, or development studies in Dakar, Senegal. While studying abroad in this political and economic capital with CIEE, you’ll visit many cultural and historical attractions such as major markets, the the Dakar Grand Mosque, Dakar Cathedral, Goree Island, the IFAN Museum of West African culture, and Hann Park, which houses the Senegal Zoo.

Language(s) of instruction available: English, French
Language pre-requisites: The "Development Studies" track requires 5+ semesters of French (or the equivalent) and the "Language and Culture" track requires 2 semesters of college-level French (or equivalent).
Academic specialties: Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Black Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, French, History, Political Science, Social Sciences, Humanities
Terms of study: Semester, Full year
Amherst approved: No
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: Study center-based program
Housing: Homestay

Smith in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

Smith in Geneva

Students must take a full course load during the semester.  Students may only receive credit for track B, University Studies in French.  Students with less than four semesters of French must petition the faculty Committee on International Education to attend the program and take courses in English. We encourage students to participate in the internship program, it is an excellent way to be immersed in Swiss life.  However, no credit is awarded for the internship (and therefore Track A is not approved). Concurrent with Amherst policy, no credit is awarded for orientation courses even if required by the program. The aplication is due in the spring semester for both the fall and spring options; please consult with Smith website for further details.

Language(s) of instruction available: English, French
Language pre-requisites:

Full year: 4 semesters of college-level French or the equivalent (fewer courses offered in English at the university)

Spring semester: 2+ semesters of college-level French or the equivalent.  Students with advanced French may take advanced courses; see website for details.


Academic specialties: Art and the History of Art, Classics, Economics, English, European Studies, French, German, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Philosophy, Political Science, Russian, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies
Terms of study: Semester, Full year
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: University-based program
Housing: Apartment with international students
"This program has a lot of great opportunities. The fact that it is in Geneva an international city makes it a great place to leave from and explore the rest of Europe. I would only recommend this program to those people ho were truly interested in improving their French language skills, and were ready to some real work abroad, because this program is filled with a lot of things to do. "
-Theo Agbi '15

Burren College of Art (petition)

Ballyvaughn, Ireland

Burren College of Art (petition)

Through IFSA-Butler, students can experience life in an artist community in the beautiful small town of Ballyvaughan, Ireland. There is a close community with the town and students have their own studio space, open to them anytime during the day. For students looking for inspiration in the landscape in a town with a traditional in the visual and literary arts, this is an excellent choice. 

Language(s) of instruction available: English only
Prerequisites: Previous coursework in the studio arts is not required, but a personal statement that highlights an interest in the arts and this particular community is essential.
Academic specialties: Art and the History of Art, Fine Arts, Visual Arts
Terms of study: Semester, Full year
Amherst approved: No
Program type: University-based program
Housing: Dorm with program students

CET Prague Film Studies (petition)

Prague, Czech Republic

CET Prague Film Studies (petition)
Language(s) of instruction available: English only
Academic specialties: Film and Media Studies
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: No
Program type: Study center-based program, Field-based/research program
Housing: Dorm with local students, Dorm with program students

SIT Perú: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Cuzco, Peru

SIT Perú: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Explore and examine how indigenous peoples in Peru are adapting and innovating to ensure the preservation of their cultural values and to shape their own future in the face of globalization and rapid change.

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

Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Language pre-requisites: 4 semesters Spanish or the equivalent
Academic specialties: Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Sociology
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: Field-based/research program
Housing: Homestay

IFSA-Butler Perú

Lima, Peru

IFSA-Butler Perú

Students take core courses and courses alongside Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú students.

Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Language pre-requisites: 5 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent
Academic specialties: Anthropology, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish, Social Sciences, Humanities
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: University-based program, Field-based/research program
Housing: Homestay

SIT Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

Quito, Ecuador

SIT Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

Explore tropical ecosystems, conduct biological fieldwork, and study conservation efforts in Ecuador, one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. Spanish majors must consult with the department for credit in the major.

Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Language pre-requisites:

4 recent semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent required.  Previous college-level coursework and/or significant preparation in environmental studies, ecology, biology, or related fields, as assessed by SIT.

If you need a language assessment/recommendation form as part of the application, contact the Spanish Department.
Academic specialties: Biology, Environmental Studies, Geology, Political Science, Psychology, Spanish, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: Field-based/research program
Housing: Homestay, Apartment with international students

SIT Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development

Valparaiso, Chile

SIT Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development

Explore Chile's recent political and social history and discover how Chileans are working to reconcile with the past and create a more equitable and culturally inclusive society.

Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Language pre-requisites: 3 semesters Spanish
Academic specialties: Anthropology, Sociology, Spanish
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: Field-based/research program
Housing: Homestay

Spanish Studies Abroad Havana Integrated Studies

Havana, Cuba

Spanish Studies Abroad Havana Integrated Studies

* Students must meet with one of the advisers in the Study Abroad Office before applying to a program in Cuba.

Students directly enroll at the Universidad de Havana. Only the Integrated Studies program for advanced language students is approved. Students must petition the track that is not direct enroll at Havana.

Spanish majors must consult with the department about credit in the major.

Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Language pre-requisites: Second year Spanish for Spanish Studies Program and 4+ semesters for Integrated Studies Program.
Academic specialties: Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Biology, Black Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Film and Media Studies, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Women's and Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Terms of study: Semester, Full year
Amherst approved: No
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297
Program type: University-based program
Housing: Homestay

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