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 City Countrysort icon Language(s) of instruction available Requires petition? Term offered
Germany Flag FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) Berlin Germany English, German
no
semester
Ghana Flag SIT Ghana: Social Transformation and Cultural Expression Accra Ghana English
Requires petition
semester
Ghana Flag NYU Accra Accra Ghana English
Requires petition
semester
Ghana Flag CIEE Ghana: Arts & Sciences Legon Ghana English
no
semester
Greece Flag Advanced Classics Program at Hellenic Education & Research Center Athens Greece English, Greek, Latin
Requires petition
semester
Greece Flag College Year in Athens Athens Greece English, Greek
no
semester
Greece Flag Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Balkan, and Mediterranean Studies and Research Athens Greece English, Greek
no
semester
Hungary Flag AIT Budapest Budapest Hungary English
Requires petition
semester
Hungary Flag Budapest Semester in Mathematics Budapest Hungary English
no
semester
Hungary Flag CIEE Budapest Budapest Hungary English
Requires petition
semester
India Flag IES Delhi Delhi India English
no
semester
India Flag Alliance for Global Education in India: Development, Environment, Public Health Pune India English
Requires petition
semester
India Flag SIT India: National Identity and the Arts New Delhi India English
Requires petition
semester
India Flag Brown in India Delhi India English
Requires petition
semester
India Flag Antioch Education Abroad India: Buddhist Studies Bodh Gaya India English
no
semester
India Flag Emory Tibetan Studies Program Dharamsala India English
no
semester - spring only
India Flag South India Term Abroad Madurai India English
no
semester
India Flag CIEE Hyderabad: Arts & Sciences Hyderabad India English
no
semester
Indonesia Flag SIT Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change Bedulu Indonesia English
Requires petition
semester
Ireland Flag Trinity College Dublin Dublin Ireland English
no
semester
Israel Flag Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
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
Italy Flag Siena Art Institute Siena Italy English, Italian
Requires petition
semester
Italy Flag Siena School of Liberal Arts Siena Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Italy Flag IES Milan Milan Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Italy Flag IES Rome: Language & Area Studies Rome Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Italy Flag Boston University Padua Language & Liberal Arts Program Padua Italy Italian
no
semester
Italy Flag Cornell in Rome - Liberal Studies Rome Italy English, Italian
no
semester

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