Study Abroad

Study Abroad Approved Program List

globeUnless it is absolutely impossible, try to study abroad for a year instead of one semestre. The experience is profoundly richer, and your relationship with the people and the place, deeper. One year is shorter than I initially thought, especially because I enjoyed it so much.

Lauren Delapenha 14, Buenos Aires

This page is the gateway to view the list of study abroad programs and foreign universities which the faculty Committee on International Education has approved - or is encouraging students to petition - for Amherst College transfer credit.  When browsing programs, you may wish to read evaluations written by Amherst students who have participated with these programs; they are grouped by country.

Programs approved for credit must have a strong academic curriculum and be run by an experienced administrative staff in the host country.  Programs must also offer substantial opportunities for immersion because, we believe, the most growth - personal, academic, linguistic - comes from as much direct contact with the host culture as possible. Therefore, we have selected programs for the approved list that reflect our expectations, which are below:

  • The curriculum is appropriate for the liberal arts.
  • The majority of the semester or year is spent in one country.
  • The program offers substantial opportunities for immersion.  For example, the majority of faculty are drawn from local institutions and organizations.  Living arrangements are with host families, dorms with local students, or dorms with other international students.  Living with other Americans is strongly discouraged, but possible if there is a compelling reason.  Extra-curricular activities at the host university or in the community must be available for program participants.
  • If the program is in a country where there is at least one non-English language spoken, students are expected to take one language course (at a minimum).
  • Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the policies for academic credit and information about transcripts from study abroad.
  • Please note: no credit is awarded for orientation courses/programs.

Students interested in programs that do not meet these expectations may petition the Committee on International Education. 

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Programs List Searchable Database

Search and sort programs:
Program Title City Country Language(s) of instruction available Requires petition? Term offeredsort icon
Turkey Flag Boğaziçi University Istanbul Turkey English
no
semester
France Flag Middlebury School in France: Poitiers Poitiers France French
no
semester
Germany Flag IES Berlin: Language & Area Studies Berlin Germany German
no
semester
France Flag Wellesley-in-Aix Aix-en-Provence France French
no
semester
Chile Flag CIEE Santiago: Liberal Arts Santiago Chile Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag Syracuse University Madrid Madrid Spain English, Spanish
no
semester
Italy Flag Siena School of Liberal Arts Siena Italy English, Italian
no
semester
United States Flag 12 College Exchange Program Various United States English
no
semester
Jordan Flag Middlebury School in Jordan: Amman Amman Jordan Arabic
no
semester
India Flag IES Delhi Delhi India English
no
semester
Dominican Republic Flag CIEE Santiago: Liberal Arts Santiago Dominican Republic Spanish
no
semester
Israel Flag Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
semester
Bolivia Flag SIT Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change Cochabamba Bolivia Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Russia Flag ACTR Russia Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir Russia Russian
no
semester
Russia Flag Middlebury School in Russia: Irkutsk Irkutsk Russia Russian
no
semester
Spain Flag IES Granada: Advanced Language Program Granada Spain Spanish
no
semester
United States Flag Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program Mystic, CT and various U.S. Ports United States English
no
semester
Brazil Flag CIEE São Paulo: Liberal Arts São Paulo Brazil Portuguese
no
semester
Japan Flag Temple in Tokyo Tokyo Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
Namibia Flag Augsburg College: Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind Windhoek Namibia English
Requires petition
semester
Brazil Flag SIT Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development Fortaleza Brazil English, Portuguese
Requires petition
semester
Greece Flag Advanced Classics Program at Hellenic Education & Research Center Athens Greece English, Greek, Latin
Requires petition
semester
Russia Flag Middlebury School in Russia: Moscow Moscow Russia Russian
no
semester
Spain Flag IES Granada: Intermediate Language Program Granada Spain English, Spanish
no
semester
United States Flag Yestermorrow Design/Build Studio Waitsfield, Vermont United States English
no
semester
Korea Flag CIEE Seoul: Arts & Sciences Seoul Korea English
no
semester
Sweden Flag The Swedish Program Stockholm Sweden English
no
semester
Russia Flag Bard-Smolny St. Petersburg Russia English, Russian
no
semester
Cameroon Flag SIT Cameroon: Social Pluralism and Development Yaoundé Cameroon English, French
Requires petition
semester
England Flag Advanced Studies in Bath Bath England English
Requires petition
semester

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