Study Abroad

London School of Economics and Political Science

London, England

Students are guaranteed housing so long as the housing application is submitted before the deadline (end of May) in one of LSE's or the University of London's accommodations. 

Economics majors interested in taking econometrics at LSE need to be aware that their econometrics course Ec220 has a statistics pre-requisite.  Please see the LSE website for details and for other course pre-requisites.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/generalCourse/home.aspx
Research option: No
Term offered: full-year
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Economics, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Philosophy, Political Science, Social Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

One of Australia's leading research universities located in the heart of Melbourne.  Strong departments include, but are not limited to, the visual and performing arts, sciences, and Australian studies.

Students may study at the University of Melbourne through direct enrollment or either Arcadia or IFSA-Butler program providers.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/inbound/index.html
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students, Dorm with program students, Dorm with international students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Music, Neuroscience, Physics, Sociology, Theater and Dance, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program 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 URL: http://www.fieldstudies.org/tci
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Apartment with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

School for Field Studies Australia: Tropical Rainforest Studies

Yungaburra, Australia

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

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.fieldstudies.org/australia
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Dorm with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geology, Sociology, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

IES Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Whether you participate in the European Society & Culture Program or the Music Program, you must take at least one course in the German language.  Students must receive credit through the University of Rochester, the school of record for IES.  No Amherst credit will be given for internships, though you are welcome to take them in addition to a regular course load.  Students are strongly encouraged to live in residence halls with Austrian and other international students.

The German department will not give credit for courses in the major; please consult with your major adviser if you are a German major. 

Language pre-requisites:

None required, but advanced courses and direct enrollment at Universität Wien requires at least four college-level semesters of German or the equivalent.


Language(s) of instruction available: English, German
Program URL: https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/Programs/Austria/Vienna/vienna.html
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Apartment with program students, Dorm with international students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): European Studies, German, Music, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

University of St. Andrews

St. Andrews, Scotland

Students may apply directly to the University of St. Andrews or through either program provider Arcadia or IFSA-Butler.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/incomingstudents/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with local students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, English, European Studies, French, German, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome

Rome, Italy

In partnership with Duke University, ICCS is one of the longest-standing programs in Rome.  The program focuses on ancient history, archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, Italian language, and ancient art.

Language pre-requisites:

None


Language(s) of instruction available: English, Greek, Italian, Latin
Program URL: http://studyabroad.duke.edu/home/Programs/Semester/ICCS_Rome
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Dorm with program students
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Art and the History of Art, Classics
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

Advanced Classics Program at Hellenic Education & Research Center

Athens, Greece

The program only accepts students with previous coursework in Classics.

Language(s) of instruction available: English, Greek, Latin
Program URL: http://www.herc.gr/
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Apartment with program students
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Classics
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

SIT Ghana: Social Transformation and Cultural Expression

Accra, Ghana
Language(s) of instruction available: English
Program URL: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_ghr.cfm
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Requires petition: Yes
Major(s): Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Black Studies, Economics, English, Fine Arts, 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

IFSA-Butler Argentine Universities Program

Buenos Aires or Mendoza, Argentina

Spanish majors may receive credit in the major, see the department website for more information.  Amherst does not award credit for internships, therefore students interested in participating in an internship must take it in addition to a full course load. 

Language pre-requisites:

5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent required.

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.ifsa-butler.org/argentine-universities-program.html
Research option: Yes
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/439297

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