Study Abroad

Study Abroad Approved Program List

globe.jpgUnless 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
Ecuador Flag SIT Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages Quito Ecuador Spanish
Requires petition
semester
China Flag Alliance for Global Education in Xi'an Xi'an China Chinese, English
no
semester
Uruguay Flag Middlebury School in Uruguay: Montevideo Montevideo Uruguay Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag IES Salamanca Salamanca Spain Spanish
no
semester
Sweden Flag CIEE Uppsala: Arts & Sciences Uppsala Sweden English
Requires petition
semester
Ecuador Flag Universidad San Francisco de Quito Quito Ecuador Spanish
no
semester
Ghana Flag SIT Ghana: Social Transformation and Cultural Expression Accra Ghana English
Requires petition
semester
India Flag SIT India: National Identity and the Arts New Delhi India English
Requires petition
semester
Germany Flag American Junior Year at Heidelberg University Heidelberg Germany German
no
semester
Ghana Flag NYU Accra Accra Ghana English
Requires petition
semester
Austria Flag IES Vienna Vienna Austria English, German
no
semester
Greece Flag College Year in Athens Athens Greece English, Greek
no
semester
England Flag University College London London England English
no
semester
  Brown in Germany Berlin German German
no
semester
India Flag Brown in India Delhi India English
Requires petition
semester
Indonesia Flag SIT Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change Bedulu Indonesia English
Requires petition
semester
Lebanon Flag American University of Beirut Beirut Lebanon Arabic, English, French
no
semester
France Flag NYU Paris Paris France English, French
no
semester
Argentina Flag IFSA-Butler Argentine Universities Program Buenos Aires or Mendoza Argentina Spanish
no
semester
China Flag Columbia in Beijing at Tsinghua University, China Beijing China Chinese
no
semester
Hungary Flag Budapest Semester in Mathematics Budapest Hungary English
no
semester
Kenya Flag SIT Kenya: Urbanization, Health and Human Rights Nairobi Kenya English
Requires petition
semester
Egypt Flag American University of Cairo Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
no
semester
South Africa Flag Organization of Tropical Studies: African Ecology and Conservation Various South Africa English
no
semester
Peru Flag IFSA-Butler at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Lima Peru Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Italy Flag Cornell in Rome - Liberal Studies Rome Italy English, Italian
no
semester
The Netherlands Flag Center for European Studies at Maastrict University Maastrict The Netherlands English
no
semester
Madagascar Flag SIT Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management Fort Dauphin Madagascar French
no
semester
Costa Rica Flag Organization of Tropical Studies: Global Health Various Costa Rica English
no
semester
Chile Flag IFSA-Butler Chilean Universities Program, Santiago Santiago Chile Spanish
no
semester

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