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 Citysort icon Country Language(s) of instruction available Requires petition? Term offered
Germany Flag Berlin Consortium for German Studies, Columbia University Berlin Germany German
no
semester - spring only
  Brown in Germany Berlin German German
no
semester
Germany Flag Duke in Berlin Berlin Germany English, German
no
semester
Germany Flag FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) Berlin Germany English, German
no
semester
Germany Flag Brown in Berlin Berlin or Tübingen Germany German
no
semester - spring only
Panama Flag School for Field Studies Panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies Bocas del Toro Panama English, Spanish
Requires petition
semester
India Flag Antioch Education Abroad India: Buddhist Studies Bodh Gaya India English
no
semester
France Flag Middlebury School in France: Bordeaux Bordeaux France French
no
semester
Australia Flag University of Queensland Brisbane Australia English
no
semester
England Flag University of Bristol Bristol England English
no
semester
Hungary Flag AIT Budapest Budapest Hungary English
Requires petition
semester
Hungary Flag Budapest Semester in Mathematics Budapest Hungary English
no
semester
Hungary Flag CIEE Budapest Budapest Hungary English
Requires petition
semester
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
Argentina Flag IFSA-Butler Argentine Universities Program Buenos Aires or Mendoza Argentina Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag API Cádiz Cádiz Spain Spanish
no
semester
Egypt Flag American University of Cairo Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
no
semester
Egypt Flag AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Egypt Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
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
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
South Africa Flag ISA at University of Cape Town Cape Town South Africa English
no
semester
South Africa Flag CIEE Cape Town: Arts & Sciences Cape Town South Africa English
no
semester
Italy Flag Sarah Lawrence in Catania Catania Italy Italian
Requires petition
semester - spring only
New Zealand Flag Frontiers Abroad Geology of New Zealand Christchurch New Zealand English
no
semester - spring only
New Zealand Flag Frontiers Abroad New Zealand Earth Systems Christchurch New Zealand English
no
semester
Bolivia Flag SIT Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change Cochabamba Bolivia Spanish
Requires petition
semester

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