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 Titlesort icon City Country Language(s) of instruction available Requires petition? Term offered
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
Costa Rica Flag Associated Colleges of the Midwest: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities San Jose Costa Rica English, Spanish
no
semester - spring only
Japan Flag Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
full-year
Mexico Flag Augsburg College Crossing Borders: Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica Cuernavaca Mexico English, Spanish
Requires petition
semester - fall only
Namibia Flag Augsburg College: Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind Windhoek Namibia English
Requires petition
semester
Russia Flag Bard-Smolny St. Petersburg Russia English, Russian
no
semester
China Flag Beijing University of Language and Culture Beijing China Chinese, English
no
semester
Germany Flag Berlin Consortium for German Studies, Columbia University Berlin Germany German
no
semester - spring only
Spain Flag Boston University Madrid Advanced Language Program (Level II) Madrid Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag Boston University Madrid University Studies Program (Level III) Madrid Spain Spanish
no
semester - spring only
Italy Flag Boston University Padua Language & Liberal Arts Program Padua Italy Italian
no
semester
Germany Flag Brown in Berlin Berlin or Tübingen Germany German
no
semester - spring only
  Brown in Germany Berlin German German
no
semester
India Flag Brown in India Delhi India English
Requires petition
semester
Hungary Flag Budapest Semester in Mathematics Budapest Hungary English
no
semester
The Netherlands Flag Center for European Studies at Maastrict University Maastrict The Netherlands English
no
semester
France Flag Center for University Programs Abroad Paris France French
no
semester
Japan Flag CET Osaka Osaka Japan English, Japanese
Requires petition
semester
Czech Republic Flag CET Prague: Jewish Studies Prague Czech Republic English
Requires petition
semester
China Flag Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong China Chinese, English
no
semester
Spain Flag CIEE Alcalá de Henares: Liberal Arts Alcalá de Henares Spain Spanish
no
semester
Jordan Flag CIEE Amman: Arabic Language Program Amman Jordan Arabic, English
no
semester
Jordan Flag CIEE Amman: Language and Culture Amman Jordan Arabic, English
no
semester
The Netherlands Flag CIEE Amsterdam: Social Sciences Amsterdam The Netherlands English
no
semester
China Flag CIEE Beijing: Intensive Chinese Language & Advanced Chinese Studies at Peking University Beijing China Chinese, English
no
semester
Botswana Flag CIEE Botswana: Arts & Sciences Gaborone Botswana English
Requires petition
semester
Hungary Flag CIEE Budapest Budapest Hungary English
Requires petition
semester
South Africa Flag CIEE Cape Town: Arts & Sciences Cape Town South Africa English
no
semester
Ghana Flag CIEE Ghana: Arts & Sciences Legon Ghana English
no
semester
Mexico Flag CIEE Guanajuato Guanajuato Mexico Spanish
Requires petition
semester

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