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
Vietnam Flag SIT Viet Nam: Culture, Social Change, and Development Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam English
Requires petition
semester
Switzerland Flag Smith in Geneva Geneva Switzerland English, French
no
semester
Germany Flag Smith in Hamburg Hamburg Germany English, German
no
semester - spring only
France Flag Smith in Paris Paris France French
no
full-year
India Flag South India Term Abroad Madurai India English
no
semester
Argentina Flag Spanish Studies Abroad Córdoba, Argentina Córdoba Argentina Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Thailand Flag SUNY Brockport Thailand: Mahidol University Salaya Thailand English
Requires petition
semester
Brazil Flag SUNY New Paltz: Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil Portuguese
no
semester
France Flag Sweet Briar Junior Year in France: Paris Paris France French
no
semester
Spain Flag Sweet Briar Junior Year in Spain: Seville Seville Spain Spanish
no
semester
Italy Flag Syracuse University in Florence (Fine Arts and Architecture Studies credit only) Florence Italy English, Italian
no
semester
France Flag Syracuse University in Strasbourg Strasbourg France French
no
semester
Spain Flag Syracuse University Madrid Madrid Spain English, Spanish
no
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
Sweden Flag The Swedish Program Stockholm Sweden English
no
semester
Ireland Flag Trinity College Dublin Dublin Ireland English
no
semester
Trinidad Flag Trinity-in-Trinidad St. Augustine Trinidad English
Requires petition
semester
Germany Flag UMass Baden-Württemberg Program Baden-Württemberg (option to study in 9 cities within the state of B-W) Germany English, German
no
semester
Spain Flag UMass Oviedo Oviedo Spain Spanish
Requires petition
semester - spring only
Ecuador Flag Universidad San Francisco de Quito Quito Ecuador Spanish
no
semester
England Flag University College London London England English
no
semester
England Flag University College London for Neuroscience Majors London England English
no
two spring semesters
England Flag University College London School of Slavic and East European Studies London England English, Russian
no
full-year
New Zealand Flag University of Auckland Auckland New Zealand English
no
semester
England Flag University of Bristol Bristol England English
no
semester
England Flag University of Cambridge Cambridge England English
no
two spring semesters
England Flag University of Cambridge: Wolfson College Direct Enroll Cambridge England English
no
full-year
England Flag University of East Anglia Norwich England English
no
semester
Scotland Flag University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Scotland English
no
semester

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