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
Costa Rica Flag Associated Colleges of the Midwest: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities San Jose Costa Rica English, Spanish
no
semester - spring only
Chile Flag CIEE Santiago: Liberal Arts Santiago Chile Spanish
no
semester
Dominican Republic Flag CIEE Santiago: Liberal Arts Santiago Dominican Republic Spanish
no
semester
Chile Flag SIT Chile: Political Systems and Economic Development Santiago Chile Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Chile Flag IFSA-Butler Chilean Universities Program, Santiago Santiago Chile Spanish
no
semester
Brazil Flag CIEE São Paulo: Liberal Arts São Paulo Brazil Portuguese
no
semester
Korea Flag CIEE Seoul: Arts & Sciences Seoul Korea English
no
semester
Spain Flag Sweet Briar Junior Year in Spain: Seville Seville Spain Spanish
no
semester
China Flag CIEE Shanghai: Accelerated Chinese Studies and China in the Global Context at East China Normal University Shanghai China Chinese, English
no
semester
China Flag Alliance for Global Education in Shanghai Shanghai China Chinese, English
no
semester
Italy Flag Siena Art Institute Siena Italy English, Italian
Requires petition
semester
Italy Flag Siena School of Liberal Arts Siena Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Turks and Caicos Flag School for Field Studies Turks & Caicos: Marine Resource Management Studies South Caicos Turks and Caicos English
no
semester
Scotland Flag University of St. Andrews St. Andrews Scotland English
no
semester
Trinidad Flag Trinity-in-Trinidad St. Augustine Trinidad English
Requires petition
semester
Russia Flag Bard-Smolny St. Petersburg Russia English, Russian
no
semester
Russia Flag CIEE St. Petersburg: Russian Language St. Petersburg Russia Russian
no
semester
Russia Flag Duke in St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Russia Russian
no
semester
South Africa Flag CIEE Stellenbosch: University Arts & Sciences Stellenbosch South Africa English
Requires petition
semester
Sweden Flag The Swedish Program Stockholm Sweden English
no
semester
Tanzania Flag SIT Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management Stone Town, Zanzibar Tanzania English
Requires petition
semester
France Flag Syracuse University in Strasbourg Strasbourg France French
no
semester
England Flag Royal Holloway Surrey England English
no
two spring semesters
Australia Flag University of Sydney Sydney Australia English
no
semester
Taiwan Flag CIEE Taipei: Intensive Chinese Language and Culture Taipei Taiwan Chinese, English
Requires petition
semester
Israel Flag Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
semester
Japan Flag Temple in Tokyo Tokyo Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
Japan Flag CIEE Tokyo: Arts & Sciences Tokyo Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
Japan Flag International Christian University Tokyo Japan English, Japanese
no
full-year
Spain Flag Arcadia University in Toledo Toledo Spain Spanish
no
semester

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