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
Italy Flag Sarah Lawrence in Catania Catania Italy Italian
Requires petition
semester - spring only
Italy Flag Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome Rome Italy English, Greek, Italian, Latin
no
semester
Italy Flag Sarah Lawrence in Florence Florence Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Italy Flag Associated Colleges of the Midwest Florence: Arts, Humanities, & Culture Florence Italy English, Italian
Requires petition
semester - fall only
Italy Flag Syracuse University in Florence (Fine Arts and Architecture Studies credit only) Florence Italy English, Italian
no
semester
Japan Flag Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
full-year
Japan Flag Temple in Tokyo Tokyo Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
Japan Flag IES Nagoya Nagoya Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
Japan Flag CIEE Tokyo: Arts & Sciences Tokyo Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
Japan Flag Amherst-Doshisha Fall Exchange Program Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
semester - fall only
Japan Flag CET Osaka Osaka Japan English, Japanese
Requires petition
semester
Japan Flag International Christian University Tokyo Japan English, Japanese
no
full-year
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
Jordan Flag Middlebury School in Jordan: Amman Amman Jordan Arabic
no
semester
Jordan Flag AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan Amman Jordan Arabic, English
no
semester
Jordan Flag CIEE Amman: Arabic Language Program Amman Jordan Arabic, English
no
semester
Jordan Flag CIEE Amman: Language and Culture Amman Jordan Arabic, English
no
semester
Kenya Flag SIT Kenya: Urbanization, Health and Human Rights Nairobi Kenya English
Requires petition
semester
Kenya Flag School for Field Studies Kenya: Wildlife Management Studies Kimana Kenya English
no
semester
Korea Flag CIEE Seoul: Arts & Sciences Seoul Korea English
no
semester
Madagascar Flag SIT Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management Fort Dauphin Madagascar French
no
semester
Mali Flag Antioch Education Abroad West Africa: African Arts and Culture Kankan Mali English, French
Requires petition
semester
Mexico Flag Augsburg College Crossing Borders: Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica Cuernavaca Mexico English, Spanish
Requires petition
semester - fall only
Mexico Flag IFSA-Butler Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatán Mérida Mexico Spanish
no
semester
Mexico Flag CIEE Guanajuato Guanajuato Mexico Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Mongolia Flag SIT Mongolia: Nomadic Culture and Globalization Ulaanbaatar Mongolia English
Requires petition
semester
Morocco Flag AMIDEAST Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane Ifrane Morocco Arabic, English, French
no
semester
Morocco Flag AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Rabat Rabat Morocco Arabic, English, French
no
semester
Namibia Flag Augsburg College: Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind Windhoek Namibia English
Requires petition
semester

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