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 Citysort icon Country Language(s) of instruction available Requires petition? Term offered
England Flag University of Oxford: New College Direct Enroll Oxford England English
no
full-year
Italy Flag Boston University Padua Language & Liberal Arts Program Padua Italy Italian
no
semester
France Flag Middlebury School in France: Paris Paris France French
no
semester
France Flag IES Paris: French Studies Program Paris France French
no
semester
France Flag NYU Paris Paris France English, French
no
semester
France Flag Center for University Programs Abroad Paris France French
no
semester
France Flag Smith in Paris Paris France French
no
full-year
France Flag APA Paris Paris France French
no
semester
France Flag Hamilton College Junior Year in France Paris France French
no
semester
France Flag Sweet Briar Junior Year in France: Paris Paris France French
no
semester
France Flag Vassar-Wesleyan in Paris Paris France French
no
semester
Australia Flag University of Western Australia Perth Australia English
no
semester
France Flag Middlebury School in France: Poitiers Poitiers France French
no
semester
Czech Republic Flag SIT Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change Prague Czech Republic English
Requires petition
semester
Czech Republic Flag CET Prague: Jewish Studies Prague Czech Republic English
Requires petition
semester
Czech Republic Flag CIEE Prague: Central European Studies Prague Czech Republic English
no
semester
Ecuador Flag GAIAS: Galapagos Institute for the Arts and Sciences Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal Island) Ecuador English, Spanish
no
semester
India Flag Alliance for Global Education in India: Development, Environment, Public Health Pune India English
Requires petition
semester
Ecuador Flag SIT Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation Quito Ecuador Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Ecuador Flag SIT Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages Quito Ecuador Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Ecuador Flag Universidad San Francisco de Quito Quito Ecuador Spanish
no
semester
Morocco Flag AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Rabat Rabat Morocco Arabic, English, French
no
semester
Brazil Flag SUNY New Paltz: Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil Portuguese
no
semester
Italy Flag IES Rome: Language & Area Studies Rome Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Italy Flag Cornell in Rome - Liberal Studies Rome Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Italy Flag Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome Rome Italy English, Greek, Italian, Latin
no
semester
Spain Flag IES Salamanca Salamanca Spain Spanish
no
semester
Thailand Flag SUNY Brockport Thailand: Mahidol University Salaya Thailand English
Requires petition
semester
Costa Rica Flag University of Kansas in Costa Rica San Jose Costa Rica Spanish
no
semester
Costa Rica Flag Associated Colleges of the Midwest: Community Engagement in Public Health, Education, and the Environment San Jose Costa Rica English, Spanish
no
semester - fall only

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