Study Abroad

Office Hours

Summer:

Monday - Friday
8:30am-4:30pm
Converse 106

Fall Semester:

Monday-Thursday: 2-7pm
Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

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Syracuse University in Poland (petition)

Wroclaw, Poland

SU Abroad's program in Wroclaw, Poland, The Culture and Politics of Reconciliation, is a fall-only program in Central Europe that allows students to take courses and complete an individual research project. There is a two-week, required signature seminar prior to the start of the regular semester whereby students travel with their faculty to urban and rural spaces of Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, and Lithuania.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://suabroad.syr.edu/destinations/wroclaw/
Types of housing: Homestay
Term offered: semester - fall only
Amherst approved: No
Major(s): Anthropology, European Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology
Terms of study: Other (fall-only)
Program type: Study center-based program

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv, Israel

The program requires you take Ulpan, an intensive Hebrew course prior to the start of the term.  Amherst does not award credit for summer or orientation courses.  Therefore, you must take a full course load during the semester.  Amherst expects students to take a language course, either Arabic or Hebrew, during the semester.

Language(s) of instruction available: Arabic, English, Hebrew
Program link: https://international.tau.ac.il/
Types of housing: Dorm with international students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Religion, Sociology
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Yestermorrow Design/Build Studio

Waitsfield, Vermont , United States

The Yestermorrow-UMass Semester in Sustainable Design/Build offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary, whole-systems thinking while developing fundamental technical skills in architecture and construction. (Yestermorrow website)

Students will receive a transcript from UMass.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: https://yestermorrow.org/programs/semester-program/
Types of housing: Apartment with international students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Architecture Studies, Art and the History of Art, Environmental Studies
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program

Mystic, CT and various U.S. Ports, United States

The Williams-Mystic program is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on study of the world’s oceans and coastlines through courses in history, literature and marine science and policy. Students from all majors can apply. While this is part of the 12 College Exchange program, students can and should apply directly to the program.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://mystic.williams.edu/
Types of housing: Apartment with international students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Biology, English, Environmental Studies, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Semester in Environmental Science

Woods Hole, MA, United States

This fall-semester only program allows students to immerse themselves in a scientific environment through study with researchers at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.  The semester is "an intensive field and laboratory-based introduction to ecosystem science and the biogeochemistry of coastal forests, freshwater ponds and estuaries."  (Brown University issues the transcript.)

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/SES/
Types of housing: Dorm with program students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Biology, Environmental Studies, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Dartmouth Dual Degree Engineering Program

Hanover, NH, United States

Through the Twelve College Exchange, a student may spend junior year at Dartmouth College studying engineering.  After graduating from Amherst, the student would have the option to return to Dartmouth for an additional year to earn a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree from Dartmouth College.  Further information is available from Professor William A. Loinaz.  See also Dartmouth's Engineering website.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/academics/undergraduate/dual/
Types of housing: Dorm with local students
Term offered: full-year
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Biophysics, Physics
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

O’Neill National Theater Institute

Waterford, CT, United States

The NTI semester is a rigorous program that exposes students to a wide variety of styles and techniques for theater training. The coursework has five primary disciplines: Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Design, and Movement & Voice.

NTI is part of the 12 College Exchange Program, but students can apply directly to NTI.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://www.theoneill.org/national-theater-institute
Types of housing: Dorm with program students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Theater and Dance, Performing Arts
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

12 College Exchange Program

Various, United States

Amherst students have an opportunity to study at another liberal arts institution that is part of the 12 College Exchange. The following institutions participate in the program:

Students interested in the 12 College Exchange Program are not permitted to apply directly to the host institution.  Rather, you must inform the 12 College Exchange Coordinator, Dean Janna Behrens, of your interest in applying to a particular school and she will guide you through the process. The deadline to notify Dean Behrens of your interest in the 12 College Exchange program is March 1, 2015.  

Students are admitted based on their application and on the availability of the host institution's ability to receive an exchange student.  The 12 College Exchange program is not to be used as an avenue for full transfer to the receiving institution.  Please note that concurrent with Amherst policy, if you transfer away from Amherst you are not allowed to transfer back to the College.

Tuition and fees are paid to the host colleges.  Students on financial aid can apply their package to one of the colleges above as part of this exchange.  An Amherst student who participates in the exchange program is expected to abide by the host institution's rules and regulations.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Types of housing: Dorm with local students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

School for Field Studies Turks & Caicos: Marine Resource Management Studies

South Caicos, Turks and Caicos

Science majors must seek approval from the department.

It is not necessary to use SCUBA to participate in this program, and many students choose to snorkel instead. However, if a student wishes to use SCUBA, she/he must be certified before arrival.  Divers and snorkelers must bring their own SCUBA and snorkeling equipment. Weights and tanks are provided on-site at no cost.

Language pre-requisites:

One semester of college-level ecology or biology required.


Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://www.fieldstudies.org/tci
Types of housing: Apartment with international students
Amherst approved: Yes
Major(s): Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

SIT Viet Nam: Culture, Social Change, and Development (petition)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program link: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_vnr.cfm
Types of housing: Homestay
Amherst approved: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Asian Languages and Civilization, Economics, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, Social Sciences, Humanities
Student evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

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Office Hours

Summer:

Monday - Friday
8:30am-4:30pm
Converse 106

Fall Semester:

Monday-Thursday: 2-7pm
Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

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