Study Abroad

Study Abroad Approved Program List

globeUnless 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 Titlesort icon City Country Language(s) of instruction available Requires petition? Term offered
France Flag Hamilton College Junior Year in France Paris France French
no
semester
Israel Flag Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
semester
Israel Flag Hebrew University: Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program Jerusalem Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
semester - spring only
Argentina Flag IES Argentina: Advanced Spanish Program Buenos Aires Argentina Spanish
no
semester
Argentina Flag IES Argentina: Latin American Societies & Cultures Buenos Aires Argentina English, Spanish
no
semester
China Flag IES Beijing: Beijing Foreign Studies University Beijing China Chinese, English
no
semester
Germany Flag IES Berlin: Language & Area Studies Berlin Germany German
no
semester
India Flag IES Delhi Delhi India English
no
semester
Spain Flag IES Granada: Advanced Language Program Granada Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag IES Granada: Intermediate Language Program Granada Spain English, Spanish
no
semester
Italy Flag IES Milan Milan Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Japan Flag IES Nagoya Nagoya Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
France Flag IES Nantes Nantes France French
no
semester
France Flag IES Paris: French Studies Program Paris France French
no
semester
Italy Flag IES Rome: Language & Area Studies Rome Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Spain Flag IES Salamanca Salamanca Spain Spanish
no
semester
Austria Flag IES Vienna Vienna Austria English, German
no
semester
Argentina Flag IFSA-Butler Argentine Universities Program Buenos Aires or Mendoza Argentina Spanish
no
semester
Peru Flag IFSA-Butler at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Lima Peru Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Chile Flag IFSA-Butler Chilean Universities Program, Santiago Santiago Chile Spanish
no
semester
Chile Flag IFSA-Butler Chilean Universities Program, Valparaíso Valparaíso Chile Spanish
no
semester
Costa Rica Flag IFSA-Butler Costa Rica Study Abroad Program at Universidad Nacional Heredia Costa Rica Spanish
no
semester
Egypt Flag IFSA-Butler in Egypt: Egyptology and Literature Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
Requires petition
semester
Egypt Flag IFSA-Butler in Egypt: Middle Eastern Music, Helwan University Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
Requires petition
semester
Egypt Flag IFSA-Butler in Egypt: Political Economy of the Middle East Program Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
Requires petition
semester
Mexico Flag IFSA-Butler Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatán Mérida Mexico Spanish
no
semester
Italy Flag Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome Rome Italy English, Greek, Italian, Latin
no
semester
Japan Flag International Christian University Tokyo Japan English, Japanese
no
full-year
South Africa Flag ISA at University of Cape Town Cape Town South Africa English
no
semester
Sri Lanka Flag ISLE Kandy Sri Lanka English
no
semester

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