Study Abroad

Study Abroad Approved Program List

globeUnless 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
Denmark Flag DIS/University of Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark English
no
semester
Spain Flag Middlebury School in Spain: Córdoba Córdoba Spain Spanish
no
semester
Argentina Flag Spanish Studies Abroad Córdoba, Argentina Córdoba Argentina Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Mexico Flag Augsburg College Crossing Borders: Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica Cuernavaca Mexico English, Spanish
Requires petition
semester - fall only
Senegal Flag Wells College in Dakar Dakar Senegal French
no
semester - spring only
Tanzania Flag Asscoiated Colleges of the Midwest in Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins Dar es Salaam Tanzania English
Requires petition
semester - fall only
India Flag IES Delhi Delhi India English
no
semester
India Flag Brown in India Delhi India English
Requires petition
semester
India Flag Emory Tibetan Studies Program Dharamsala India English
no
semester - spring only
Ireland Flag Trinity College Dublin Dublin Ireland English
no
semester
New Zealand Flag University of Otago Dunedin New Zealand English
no
semester
South Africa Flag SIT South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy Durban South Africa English
Requires petition
semester
Scotland Flag University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Scotland English
no
semester
Italy Flag Sarah Lawrence in Florence Florence Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Italy Flag Syracuse University in Florence (Fine Arts and Architecture Studies credit only) Florence Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Italy Flag Associated Colleges of the Midwest Florence: Arts, Humanities, & Culture Florence Italy English, Italian
Requires petition
semester - fall only
Madagascar Flag SIT Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management Fort Dauphin Madagascar French
no
semester
Brazil Flag SIT Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development Fortaleza Brazil English, Portuguese
Requires petition
semester
Botswana Flag Pitzer in Botswana Gaborone Botswana English
Requires petition
semester
Botswana Flag CIEE Botswana: Arts & Sciences Gaborone Botswana English
Requires petition
semester
Switzerland Flag Smith in Geneva Geneva Switzerland English, French
no
semester
Germany Flag Amherst-Göttingen Exchange Program Göttingen Germany German
no
semester
Spain Flag IES Granada: Advanced Language Program Granada Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag IES Granada: Intermediate Language Program Granada Spain English, Spanish
no
semester
Mexico Flag CIEE Guanajuato Guanajuato Mexico Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Germany Flag Smith in Hamburg Hamburg Germany English, German
no
semester - spring only
United States Flag Dartmouth Dual Degree Engineering Program Hanover, NH United States English
no
full-year
Cuba Flag Sarah Lawrence in Cuba Havana Cuba Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Germany Flag American Junior Year at Heidelberg University Heidelberg Germany German
no
semester
Costa Rica Flag IFSA-Butler Costa Rica Study Abroad Program at Universidad Nacional Heredia Costa Rica Spanish
no
semester

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