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
Thailand Flag CIEE Khon Kaen: Development and Globalization Khon Kaen Thailand English
no
semester
Spain Flag Sweet Briar Junior Year in Spain: Seville Seville Spain Spanish
no
semester
Brazil Flag Middlebury School in Brazil: Niterói Niterói Brazil Portuguese
Requires petition
semester
Argentina Flag IES Argentina: Latin American Societies & Cultures Buenos Aires Argentina English, Spanish
no
semester
France Flag Vassar-Wesleyan in Paris Paris France French
no
semester
China Flag CIEE Nanjing: Intensive Chinese Language & Culture at Nanjing University Nanjing China Chinese, English
no
semester
Italy Flag Syracuse University in Florence (Fine Arts and Architecture Studies credit only) Florence Italy English, Italian
no
semester
United States Flag SEA Semester Various United States English
no
semester
Egypt Flag Middlebury School in Egypt: Alexandria Alexandria Egypt Arabic, English
no
semester
China Flag IES Beijing: Beijing Foreign Studies University Beijing China Chinese, English
no
semester
France Flag Wellesley-in-Aix Aix-en-Provence France French
no
semester
Czech Republic Flag CIEE Prague: Central European Studies Prague Czech Republic English
no
semester
France Flag Syracuse University in Strasbourg Strasbourg France French
no
semester
United States Flag Semester in Environmental Science Woods Hole, MA United States English
no
semester
France Flag Middlebury School in France: Bordeaux Bordeaux France French
no
semester
Japan Flag Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
full-year
England Flag University College London School of Slavic and East European Studies London England English, Russian
no
full-year
United States Flag Dartmouth Dual Degree Engineering Program Hanover, NH United States English
no
full-year
England Flag University of Cambridge: Wolfson College Direct Enroll Cambridge England English
no
full-year
Japan Flag International Christian University Tokyo Japan English, Japanese
no
full-year
France Flag Smith in Paris Paris France French
no
full-year
England Flag University of Oxford: New College Direct Enroll Oxford England English
no
full-year
England Flag London School of Economics and Political Science London England English
no
full-year
Mexico Flag Augsburg College Crossing Borders: Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica Cuernavaca Mexico English, Spanish
Requires petition
semester - fall only
Japan Flag Amherst-Doshisha Fall Exchange Program Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
semester - fall only
Israel Flag Dance Jerusalem at Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
semester - fall only
Brazil Flag Antioch Education Abroad- Brazilian Ecosystems: The Protection and Management of Biodiversity Various Brazil English, Portuguese
Requires petition
semester - fall only
Tanzania Flag Asscoiated Colleges of the Midwest in Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins Dar es Salaam Tanzania English
Requires petition
semester - fall only
Italy Flag Associated Colleges of the Midwest Florence: Arts, Humanities, & Culture Florence Italy English, Italian
Requires petition
semester - fall only
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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