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
Ireland Flag Trinity College Dublin Dublin Ireland English
no
semester
Sweden Flag The Swedish Program Stockholm Sweden English
no
semester
Japan Flag Temple in Tokyo Tokyo Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
Israel Flag Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
semester
Spain Flag Syracuse University Madrid Madrid Spain English, Spanish
no
semester
France Flag Syracuse University in Strasbourg Strasbourg France French
no
semester
Turkey Flag Syracuse University in Istanbul Istanbul Turkey English
Requires petition
semester
Italy Flag Syracuse University in Florence (Fine Arts and Architecture Studies credit only) Florence Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Spain Flag Sweet Briar Junior Year in Spain: Seville Seville Spain Spanish
no
semester
France Flag Sweet Briar Junior Year in France: Paris Paris France French
no
semester
Brazil Flag SUNY New Paltz: Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil Portuguese
no
semester
Thailand Flag SUNY Brockport Thailand: Mahidol University Salaya Thailand English
Requires petition
semester
Argentina Flag Spanish Studies Abroad Córdoba, Argentina Córdoba Argentina Spanish
Requires petition
semester
India Flag South India Term Abroad Madurai India English
no
semester
France Flag Smith in Paris Paris France French
no
full-year
Germany Flag Smith in Hamburg Hamburg Germany English, German
no
semester - spring only
Switzerland Flag Smith in Geneva Geneva Switzerland English, French
no
semester
Vietnam Flag SIT Viet Nam: Culture, Social Change, and Development Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam English
Requires petition
semester
Tanzania Flag SIT Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology Arusha Tanzania English
Requires petition
semester
Tanzania Flag SIT Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management Stone Town, Zanzibar Tanzania English
Requires petition
semester
South Africa Flag SIT South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy Durban South Africa English
Requires petition
semester
Nicaragua Flag SIT Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy and Media Managua Nicaragua Spanish
no
semester
Nepal Flag SIT Nepal: Development & Social Change Kathmandu Nepal English
Requires petition
semester
Mongolia Flag SIT Mongolia: Nomadic Culture and Globalization Ulaanbaatar Mongolia English
Requires petition
semester
Madagascar Flag SIT Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management Fort Dauphin Madagascar French
no
semester
Kenya Flag SIT Kenya: Urbanization, Health and Human Rights Nairobi Kenya English
Requires petition
semester
Indonesia Flag SIT Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change Bedulu Indonesia English
Requires petition
semester
India Flag SIT India: National Identity and the Arts New Delhi India English
Requires petition
semester
Ghana Flag SIT Ghana: Social Transformation and Cultural Expression Accra Ghana English
Requires petition
semester
Ecuador Flag SIT Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages Quito Ecuador Spanish
Requires petition
semester

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