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
Ecuador Flag SIT Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation Quito Ecuador Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Czech Republic Flag SIT Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change Prague Czech Republic English
Requires petition
semester
Chile Flag SIT Chile: Political Systems and Economic Development Santiago Chile Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Cameroon Flag SIT Cameroon: Social Pluralism and Development Yaoundé Cameroon English, French
Requires petition
semester
Brazil Flag SIT Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development Fortaleza Brazil English, Portuguese
Requires petition
semester
Bolivia Flag SIT Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change Cochabamba Bolivia Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Italy Flag Siena School of Liberal Arts Siena Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Italy Flag Siena Art Institute Siena Italy English, Italian
Requires petition
semester
United States Flag Semester in Environmental Science Woods Hole, MA United States English
no
semester
United States Flag SEA Semester Various United States English
no
semester
England Flag School of Oriental and African Studies London England Arabic, Chinese, English, Hebrew, Japanese
no
two spring semesters
Turks and Caicos Flag School for Field Studies Turks & Caicos: Marine Resource Management Studies South Caicos Turks and Caicos English
no
semester
Tanzania Flag School for Field Studies Tanzania: Wildlife Management Studies Manyara Tanzania
no
semester
Panama Flag School for Field Studies Panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies Bocas del Toro Panama English, Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Kenya Flag School for Field Studies Kenya: Wildlife Management Studies Kimana Kenya English
no
semester
Costa Rica Flag School for Field Studies Costa Rica: Sustainable Development Studies Atenas Field Station Costa Rica English, Spanish
no
semester
Australia Flag School for Field Studies Australia: Tropical Rainforest Studies Yungaburra Australia English
no
semester
Italy Flag Sarah Lawrence in Florence Florence Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Cuba Flag Sarah Lawrence in Cuba Havana Cuba Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Italy Flag Sarah Lawrence in Catania Catania Italy Italian
Requires petition
semester - spring only
England Flag Royal Holloway Surrey England English
no
two spring semesters
England Flag Queen Mary College London England English
no
semester
Nepal Flag Pitzer in Nepal Kathmandu Nepal English
Requires petition
semester
Botswana Flag Pitzer in Botswana Gaborone Botswana English
Requires petition
semester
United States Flag O’Neill National Theater Institute Waterford, CT United States English
no
semester
Costa Rica Flag Organization of Tropical Studies: Tropical Biology Various Costa Rica English
no
semester
Costa Rica Flag Organization of Tropical Studies: Global Health Various Costa Rica English
no
semester
South Africa Flag Organization of Tropical Studies: African Ecology and Conservation Various South Africa English
no
semester
France Flag NYU Paris Paris France English, French
no
semester
Ghana Flag NYU Accra Accra Ghana English
Requires petition
semester

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