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 Countrysort icon Language(s) of instruction available Requires petition? Term offered
Spain Flag Boston University Madrid Advanced Language Program (Level II) Madrid Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag Middlebury School in Spain: Logroño Logroño Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag Boston University Madrid University Studies Program (Level III) Madrid Spain Spanish
no
semester - spring only
Spain Flag Middlebury School in Spain: Madrid Madrid Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag UMass Oviedo Oviedo Spain Spanish
Requires petition
semester - spring only
Spain Flag IES Salamanca Salamanca Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag CIEE Alcalá de Henares: Liberal Arts Alcalá de Henares Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag API Cádiz Cádiz Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain Madrid Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag Arcadia University in Toledo Toledo Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag Sweet Briar Junior Year in Spain: Seville Seville Spain Spanish
no
semester
Sri Lanka Flag ISLE Kandy Sri Lanka English
no
semester
Sweden Flag The Swedish Program Stockholm Sweden English
no
semester
Sweden Flag CIEE Uppsala: Arts & Sciences Uppsala Sweden English
Requires petition
semester
Botswana Flag Pitzer in Botswana Gaborone Botswana English
Requires petition
semester
Botswana Flag CIEE Botswana: Arts & Sciences Gaborone Botswana English
Requires petition
semester
Switzerland Flag Smith in Geneva Geneva Switzerland English, French
no
semester
Taiwan Flag CIEE Taipei: Intensive Chinese Language and Culture Taipei Taiwan Chinese, English
Requires petition
semester
Tanzania Flag SIT Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management Stone Town, Zanzibar Tanzania English
Requires petition
semester
Tanzania Flag SIT Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology Arusha Tanzania English
Requires petition
semester
Tanzania Flag Asscoiated Colleges of the Midwest in Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins Dar es Salaam Tanzania English
Requires petition
semester - fall only
Tanzania Flag School for Field Studies Tanzania: Wildlife Management Studies Manyara Tanzania
no
semester
Thailand Flag SUNY Brockport Thailand: Mahidol University Salaya Thailand English
Requires petition
semester
Thailand Flag CIEE Khon Kaen: Development and Globalization Khon Kaen Thailand English
no
semester
The Netherlands Flag Center for European Studies at Maastrict University Maastrict The Netherlands English
no
semester
The Netherlands Flag CIEE Amsterdam: Social Sciences Amsterdam The Netherlands English
no
semester
Trinidad Flag Trinity-in-Trinidad St. Augustine Trinidad English
Requires petition
semester
Turkey Flag Boğaziçi University Istanbul Turkey English
no
semester
Turkey Flag Syracuse University in Istanbul Istanbul Turkey English
Requires petition
semester
Turks and Caicos Flag School for Field Studies Turks & Caicos: Marine Resource Management Studies South Caicos Turks and Caicos English
no
semester

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