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

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Program Title City Country Language(s) of instruction available Requires petition?sort icon Term offered
Scotland Flag University of St. Andrews St. Andrews Scotland English
no
semester
France Flag NYU Paris Paris France English, French
no
semester
Tanzania Flag School for Field Studies Tanzania: Wildlife Management Studies Manyara Tanzania
no
semester
China Flag Columbia in Beijing at Tsinghua University, China Beijing China Chinese
no
semester
Israel Flag Hebrew University: Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program Jerusalem Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
semester - spring only
Egypt Flag American University of Cairo Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
no
semester
France Flag Sweet Briar Junior Year in France: Paris Paris France French
no
semester
China Flag Associated Colleges in China (Hamilton College) at Minzu University of China Beijing China Chinese, English
no
semester
New Zealand Flag University of Auckland Auckland New Zealand English
no
semester
Hungary Flag Budapest Semester in Mathematics Budapest Hungary English
no
semester
Australia Flag University of Sydney Sydney Australia English
no
semester
South Africa Flag Organization of Tropical Studies: African Ecology and Conservation Various South Africa English
no
semester
India Flag CIEE Hyderabad: Arts & Sciences Hyderabad India English
no
semester
Turks and Caicos Flag School for Field Studies Turks & Caicos: Marine Resource Management Studies South Caicos Turks and Caicos English
no
semester
Italy Flag Cornell in Rome - Liberal Studies Rome Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Madagascar Flag SIT Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management Fort Dauphin Madagascar French
no
semester
Argentina Flag IES Argentina: Advanced Spanish Program Buenos Aires Argentina Spanish
no
semester
Japan Flag Amherst-Doshisha Fall Exchange Program Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
semester - fall only
Spain Flag Sweet Briar Junior Year in Spain: Seville Seville Spain Spanish
no
semester
Chile Flag IFSA-Butler Chilean Universities Program, Santiago Santiago Chile Spanish
no
semester
England Flag University of Bristol Bristol England English
no
semester
The Netherlands Flag Center for European Studies at Maastrict University Maastrict The Netherlands English
no
semester
Australia Flag University of Western Australia Perth Australia English
no
semester
Costa Rica Flag Organization of Tropical Studies: Global Health Various Costa Rica English
no
semester
Thailand Flag CIEE Khon Kaen: Development and Globalization Khon Kaen Thailand English
no
semester
England Flag School of Oriental and African Studies London England Arabic, Chinese, English, Hebrew, Japanese
no
two spring semesters
England Flag Courtauld Institute of Art London England English
no
two spring semesters
Argentina Flag IES Argentina: Latin American Societies & Cultures Buenos Aires Argentina English, Spanish
no
semester
Germany Flag Amherst-Göttingen Exchange Program Göttingen Germany German
no
semester
Italy Flag Syracuse University in Florence (Fine Arts and Architecture Studies credit only) Florence Italy English, Italian
no
semester

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