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 Country Language(s) of instruction available Requires petition? Term offeredsort icon
New Zealand Flag University of Auckland Auckland New Zealand English
no
semester
France Flag Center for University Programs Abroad Paris France French
no
semester
Mongolia Flag SIT Mongolia: Nomadic Culture and Globalization Ulaanbaatar Mongolia English
Requires petition
semester
Germany Flag Amherst-Göttingen Exchange Program Göttingen Germany German
no
semester
Costa Rica Flag Organization of Tropical Studies: Tropical Biology Various Costa Rica English
no
semester
Chile Flag IFSA-Butler Chilean Universities Program, Valparaíso Valparaíso Chile Spanish
no
semester
England Flag University of Bristol Bristol England English
no
semester
Japan Flag CET Osaka Osaka Japan English, Japanese
Requires petition
semester
Nepal Flag SIT Nepal: Development & Social Change Kathmandu Nepal English
Requires petition
semester
Morocco Flag AMIDEAST Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane Ifrane Morocco Arabic, English, French
no
semester
United States Flag O’Neill National Theater Institute Waterford, CT United States English
no
semester
Costa Rica Flag IFSA-Butler Costa Rica Study Abroad Program at Universidad Nacional Heredia Costa Rica Spanish
no
semester
Czech Republic Flag CET Prague: Jewish Studies Prague Czech Republic English
Requires petition
semester
Nicaragua Flag SIT Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy and Media Managua Nicaragua Spanish
no
semester
Egypt Flag AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Egypt Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
no
semester
Botswana Flag Pitzer in Botswana Gaborone Botswana English
Requires petition
semester
Egypt Flag IFSA-Butler in Egypt: Egyptology and Literature Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
Requires petition
semester
Denmark Flag DIS/University of Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark English
no
semester
China Flag Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong China Chinese, English
no
semester
South Africa Flag SIT South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy Durban South Africa English
Requires petition
semester
Jordan Flag AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan Amman Jordan Arabic, English
no
semester
Nepal Flag Pitzer in Nepal Kathmandu Nepal English
Requires petition
semester
Egypt Flag IFSA-Butler in Egypt: Middle Eastern Music, Helwan University Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
Requires petition
semester
Germany Flag Duke in Berlin Berlin Germany English, German
no
semester
England Flag University of East Anglia Norwich England English
no
semester
Spain Flag CIEE Alcalá de Henares: Liberal Arts Alcalá de Henares Spain Spanish
no
semester
Tanzania Flag SIT Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management Stone Town, Zanzibar Tanzania English
Requires petition
semester
Morocco Flag AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Rabat Rabat Morocco Arabic, English, French
no
semester
England Flag Queen Mary College London England English
no
semester
Egypt Flag IFSA-Butler in Egypt: Political Economy of the Middle East Program Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
Requires petition
semester

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