Study Abroad

University of Western Australia

Perth, Australia

A leading research university in Australia, the University of Western Australia has strong courses in the visual and performing arts, sciences, and geology.

Students may study through direct enrollment, or through either program provider Arcadia or IFSA-Butler.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/study-abroad-and-exchange
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, 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

University of East Anglia

Norwich, England

The University of East Anglia has a highly-regarded creative writing program.   Students can apply directly through the University of East Anglia, or with the IFSA-Butler program provider.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/study-abroad/incoming
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students, Dorm with international students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Art and the History of Art, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Music, Political Science, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Siena Art Institute

Siena, Italy

This program is affiliated with the Siena School of Liberal Arts, but is exclusively for studio art majors.

Language pre-requisites: none
Language(s) of instruction available: English, Italian
Program URL: http://www.sienaart.org/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Art and the History of Art, Fine Arts, Visual Arts
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

IFSA-Butler in Egypt: Middle Eastern Music, Helwan University

Cairo, Egypt
Language(s) of instruction available: Arabic, English
Program URL: http://www.ifsa-butler.org/egypt-university-programs/egyptian-music-islamic-art-and-architecture.html
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay, Apartment with program students
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Music, Performing Arts
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

School for Field Studies Panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Science majors must seek approval for credit in the major from the department.

Language pre-requisites: One college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies course and one college level Spanish course (or excellent achievement in at least three years in high school Spanish). 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 URL: http://www.fieldstudies.org/panama
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Apartment with program students
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Biology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Hebrew University

Jerusalem, Israel

The program is run by the Rothberg International School.  The required Ulpan course, held prior to the start of the semester, is not creditable at Amherst since the College does not award credit for orientation courses.  Students must take a full schedule of courses - including one Hebrew language class or a class taught in Hebrew - during the semester.

Language(s) of instruction available: Arabic, English, Hebrew
Program URL: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with international students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Biology, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Sociology, Social Sciences, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Sarah Lawrence in Catania

Catania, Italy
Language pre-requisites: 4 semesters of college-level Italian or the equivalent required
Language(s) of instruction available: Italian
Program URL: http://www.slc.edu/international-exchange/italy/catania/index.html
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Term offered: semester - spring only
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Art and the History of Art, English, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Theater and Dance, Performing Arts
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Sarah Lawrence in Florence

Florence, Italy
Language pre-requisites:

The fall semester and full year program are open to students of all language levels; the spring semester program is appropriate for students at the intermediate level in Italian.


Language(s) of instruction available: English, Italian
Program URL: http://www.slc.edu/undergraduate/international-exchange/italy/florence/index.html
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, English, European Studies, Fine Arts, History, Music, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Wells College in Dakar

Dakar, Senegal
Language pre-requisites:

The fall semester requires 2 semesters college-level French or the equivalent and the spring semester requires 5 semesters college-level French or the equivalent. 


Language(s) of instruction available: French
Program URL: http://www.wellsabroad.com/cities/dakar
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Term offered: semester - spring only
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Black Studies, English, Fine Arts, French, History, Philosophy, Political Science, 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

Sweet Briar Junior Year in Spain: Seville

Seville, Spain

Students in the High Intermediate program may not take classes at the University of Seville.  Students in the Advanced program are encouraged to take at least one course at the University.  Amherst students must take at least five courses during the semester.  Amherst credit is NOT awarded for the orientation "course."   Spanish majors must consult with the department for credit in the major.

Language pre-requisites:

3+ semesters of Spanish or the equivalent for the High Intermediate Program and 5+ semesters or the equivalent for the Advanced Program.

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: Spanish
Program URL: http://www.jys.sbc.edu/
Research option: No
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

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