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
India Flag CIEE Hyderabad: Arts & Sciences Hyderabad India English
no
semester
Thailand Flag CIEE Khon Kaen: Development and Globalization Khon Kaen Thailand English
no
semester
China Flag CIEE Nanjing: Intensive Chinese Language & Culture at Nanjing University Nanjing China Chinese, English
no
semester
Czech Republic Flag CIEE Prague: Central European Studies Prague Czech Republic English
no
semester
Chile Flag CIEE Santiago: Liberal Arts Santiago Chile Spanish
no
semester
Dominican Republic Flag CIEE Santiago: Liberal Arts Santiago Dominican Republic Spanish
no
semester
Brazil Flag CIEE São Paulo: Liberal Arts São Paulo Brazil Portuguese
no
semester
Korea Flag CIEE Seoul: Arts & Sciences Seoul Korea English
no
semester
China Flag CIEE Shanghai: Accelerated Chinese Studies and China in the Global Context at East China Normal University Shanghai China Chinese, English
no
semester
Russia Flag CIEE St. Petersburg: Russian Language St. Petersburg Russia Russian
no
semester
South Africa Flag CIEE Stellenbosch: University Arts & Sciences Stellenbosch South Africa English
Requires petition
semester
Taiwan Flag CIEE Taipei: Intensive Chinese Language and Culture Taipei Taiwan Chinese, English
Requires petition
semester
Japan Flag CIEE Tokyo: Arts & Sciences Tokyo Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
Sweden Flag CIEE Uppsala: Arts & Sciences Uppsala Sweden English
Requires petition
semester
Greece Flag College Year in Athens Athens Greece English, Greek
no
semester
China Flag Columbia in Beijing at Tsinghua University, China Beijing China Chinese
no
semester
Italy Flag Cornell in Rome - Liberal Studies Rome Italy English, Italian
no
semester
England Flag Courtauld Institute of Art London England English
no
two spring semesters
Israel Flag Dance Jerusalem at Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
semester - fall only
United States Flag Dartmouth Dual Degree Engineering Program Hanover, NH United States English
no
full-year
Denmark Flag DIS/University of Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark English
no
semester
Germany Flag Duke in Berlin Berlin Germany English, German
no
semester
Russia Flag Duke in St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Russia Russian
no
semester
India Flag Emory Tibetan Studies Program Dharamsala India English
no
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 Auckland New Zealand English
no
semester
New Zealand Flag Frontiers Abroad New Zealand Earth Systems Christchurch New Zealand English
no
semester
Germany Flag FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) Berlin Germany English, German
no
semester
Ecuador Flag GAIAS: Galapagos Institute for the Arts and Sciences Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal Island) Ecuador English, Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain Madrid Spain Spanish
no
semester

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