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 offered
Turkey Flag Boğaziçi University Istanbul Turkey English
no
semester
United States Flag 12 College Exchange Program Various United States English
no
semester
Russia Flag ACTR Russia Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir Russia Russian
no
semester
Greece Flag Advanced Classics Program at Hellenic Education & Research Center Athens Greece English, Greek, Latin
Requires petition
semester
England Flag Advanced Studies in Bath Bath England English
Requires petition
semester
Hungary Flag AIT Budapest Budapest Hungary English
Requires petition
semester
China Flag Alliance for Global Education in Beijing Beijing China Chinese, English
no
semester
India Flag Alliance for Global Education in India: Development, Environment, Public Health Pune India English
Requires petition
semester
China Flag Alliance for Global Education in Shanghai Shanghai China Chinese, English
no
semester
China Flag Alliance for Global Education in Xi'an Xi'an China Chinese, English
no
semester
Germany Flag American Junior Year at Heidelberg University Heidelberg Germany German
no
semester
Lebanon Flag American University of Beirut Beirut Lebanon Arabic, English, French
no
semester
Egypt Flag American University of Cairo Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
no
semester
Japan Flag Amherst-Doshisha Fall Exchange Program Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
semester - fall only
Germany Flag Amherst-Göttingen Exchange Program Göttingen Germany German
no
semester
Morocco Flag AMIDEAST Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane Ifrane Morocco Arabic, English, French
no
semester
Egypt Flag AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Egypt Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
no
semester
Jordan Flag AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan Amman Jordan Arabic, English
no
semester
Morocco Flag AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Rabat Rabat Morocco Arabic, English, French
no
semester
India Flag Antioch Education Abroad India: Buddhist Studies Bodh Gaya India English
no
semester
Mali Flag Antioch Education Abroad West Africa: African Arts and Culture Kankan Mali English, French
Requires petition
semester
Brazil Flag Antioch Education Abroad- Brazilian Ecosystems: The Protection and Management of Biodiversity Various Brazil English, Portuguese
Requires petition
semester - fall only
Japan Flag Antioch Education Abroad: Japan and its Buddhist Traditions Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
France Flag APA Paris Paris France French
no
semester
Spain Flag API Cádiz Cádiz Spain Spanish
no
semester
Greece Flag Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Balkan, and Mediterranean Studies and Research Athens Greece English, Greek
no
semester
Spain Flag Arcadia University in Toledo Toledo Spain Spanish
no
semester
Tanzania Flag Asscoiated Colleges of the Midwest in Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins Dar es Salaam Tanzania English
Requires petition
semester - fall only
China Flag Associated Colleges in China (Hamilton College) at Minzu University of China Beijing China Chinese, English
no
semester
Italy Flag Associated Colleges of the Midwest Florence: Arts, Humanities, & Culture Florence Italy English, Italian
Requires petition
semester - fall only

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