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
Vietnam Flag SIT Viet Nam: Culture, Social Change, and Development Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam English
Requires petition
semester
China Flag Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong China Chinese, English
no
semester
China Flag University of Hong Kong Hong Kong China Chinese, English
Requires petition
semester
India Flag CIEE Hyderabad: Arts & Sciences Hyderabad India English
no
semester
Morocco Flag AMIDEAST Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane Ifrane Morocco Arabic, English, French
no
semester
Russia Flag Middlebury School in Russia: Irkutsk Irkutsk Russia Russian
no
semester
Turkey Flag Boğaziçi University Istanbul Turkey English
no
semester
Turkey Flag Syracuse University in Istanbul Istanbul Turkey English
Requires petition
semester
Israel Flag Dance Jerusalem at Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
semester - fall only
Israel Flag Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
semester
Israel Flag Hebrew University: Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program Jerusalem Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
semester - spring only
Sri Lanka Flag ISLE Kandy Sri Lanka English
no
semester
Mali Flag Antioch Education Abroad West Africa: African Arts and Culture Kankan Mali English, French
Requires petition
semester
Nepal Flag SIT Nepal: Development & Social Change Kathmandu Nepal English
Requires petition
semester
Nepal Flag Pitzer in Nepal Kathmandu Nepal English
Requires petition
semester
Thailand Flag CIEE Khon Kaen: Development and Globalization Khon Kaen Thailand English
no
semester
Kenya Flag School for Field Studies Kenya: Wildlife Management Studies Kimana Kenya English
no
semester
Japan Flag Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
full-year
Japan Flag Amherst-Doshisha Fall Exchange Program Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
semester - fall only
Japan Flag Antioch Education Abroad: Japan and its Buddhist Traditions Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
Japan Flag Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Columbia University Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
Ghana Flag CIEE Ghana: Arts & Sciences Legon Ghana English
no
semester
Peru Flag IFSA-Butler at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Lima Peru Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Spain Flag Middlebury School in Spain: Logroño Logroño Spain Spanish
no
semester
England Flag University College London London England English
no
semester
England Flag University College London for Neuroscience Majors London England English
no
two spring semesters
England Flag University College London School of Slavic and East European Studies London England English, Russian
no
full-year
England Flag Courtauld Institute of Art London England English
no
two spring semesters
England Flag Queen Mary College London England English
no
semester
England Flag King's College London London England English
no
semester

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