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
Uruguay Flag Middlebury School in Uruguay: Montevideo Montevideo Uruguay Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag Middlebury School in Spain: Madrid Madrid Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag Middlebury School in Spain: Logroño Logroño Spain Spanish
no
semester
Spain Flag Middlebury School in Spain: Córdoba Córdoba Spain Spanish
no
semester
Russia Flag Middlebury School in Russia: Yaroslavl Yaroslavl Russia Russian
no
semester
Russia Flag Middlebury School in Russia: Moscow Moscow Russia Russian
no
semester
Russia Flag Middlebury School in Russia: Irkutsk Irkutsk Russia Russian
no
semester
Jordan Flag Middlebury School in Jordan: Amman Amman Jordan Arabic
no
semester
France Flag Middlebury School in France: Poitiers Poitiers France French
no
semester
France Flag Middlebury School in France: Paris Paris France French
no
semester
France Flag Middlebury School in France: Bordeaux Bordeaux France French
no
semester
Egypt Flag Middlebury School in Egypt: Alexandria Alexandria Egypt Arabic, English
no
semester
Brazil Flag Middlebury School in Brazil: Niterói Niterói Brazil Portuguese
Requires petition
semester
Brazil Flag Middlebury School in Brazil: Belo Horizonte Belo Horizonte Brazil Portuguese
Requires petition
semester
China Flag Middlebury in China Beijing, Hangzhou, Kunming China Chinese, English
Requires petition
semester
England Flag London School of Economics and Political Science London England English
no
full-year
Japan Flag Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Columbia University Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
England Flag King's College London London England English
no
semester
Sri Lanka Flag ISLE Kandy Sri Lanka English
no
semester
South Africa Flag ISA at University of Cape Town Cape Town South Africa English
no
semester
Japan Flag International Christian University Tokyo Japan English, Japanese
no
full-year
Italy Flag Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome Rome Italy English, Greek, Italian, Latin
no
semester
Mexico Flag IFSA-Butler Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatán Mérida Mexico Spanish
no
semester
Egypt Flag IFSA-Butler in Egypt: Political Economy of the Middle East Program Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
Requires petition
semester
Egypt Flag IFSA-Butler in Egypt: Middle Eastern Music, Helwan University Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
Requires petition
semester
Egypt Flag IFSA-Butler in Egypt: Egyptology and Literature Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
Requires petition
semester
Costa Rica Flag IFSA-Butler Costa Rica Study Abroad Program at Universidad Nacional Heredia Costa Rica Spanish
no
semester
Chile Flag IFSA-Butler Chilean Universities Program, Valparaíso Valparaíso Chile Spanish
no
semester
Chile Flag IFSA-Butler Chilean Universities Program, Santiago Santiago Chile Spanish
no
semester
Peru Flag IFSA-Butler at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Lima Peru Spanish
Requires petition
semester

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