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
India Flag South India Term Abroad Madurai India English
no
semester
Spain Flag API Cádiz Cádiz Spain Spanish
no
semester
Costa Rica Flag School for Field Studies Costa Rica: Sustainable Development Studies Atenas Field Station Costa Rica English, Spanish
no
semester
England Flag King's College London London England English
no
semester
Spain Flag Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain Madrid Spain Spanish
no
semester
South Africa Flag CIEE Cape Town: Arts & Sciences Cape Town South Africa English
no
semester
Argentina Flag Spanish Studies Abroad Córdoba, Argentina Córdoba Argentina Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Greece Flag Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Balkan, and Mediterranean Studies and Research Athens Greece English, Greek
no
semester
Kenya Flag School for Field Studies Kenya: Wildlife Management Studies Kimana Kenya English
no
semester
Japan Flag Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Columbia University Kyoto Japan English, Japanese
no
semester
France Flag Hamilton College Junior Year in France Paris France French
no
semester
Australia Flag University of Queensland Brisbane Australia English
no
semester
Ghana Flag CIEE Ghana: Arts & Sciences Legon Ghana English
no
semester
Thailand Flag SUNY Brockport Thailand: Mahidol University Salaya Thailand English
Requires petition
semester
Spain Flag Arcadia University in Toledo Toledo Spain Spanish
no
semester
Panama Flag School for Field Studies Panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies Bocas del Toro Panama English, Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Israel Flag Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel Arabic, English, Hebrew
no
semester
Scotland Flag University of St. Andrews St. Andrews Scotland English
no
semester
Mexico Flag CIEE Guanajuato Guanajuato Mexico Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Brazil Flag SUNY New Paltz: Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil Portuguese
no
semester
Tanzania Flag School for Field Studies Tanzania: Wildlife Management Studies Manyara Tanzania
no
semester
China Flag Middlebury in China Beijing, Hangzhou, Kunming China Chinese, English
Requires petition
semester
Australia Flag University of Sydney Sydney Australia English
no
semester
India Flag CIEE Hyderabad: Arts & Sciences Hyderabad India English
no
semester
France Flag Sweet Briar Junior Year in France: Paris Paris France French
no
semester
China Flag Associated Colleges in China (Hamilton College) at Minzu University of China Beijing China Chinese, English
no
semester
Turks and Caicos Flag School for Field Studies Turks & Caicos: Marine Resource Management Studies South Caicos Turks and Caicos English
no
semester
Brazil Flag Middlebury School in Brazil: Belo Horizonte Belo Horizonte Brazil Portuguese
Requires petition
semester
Argentina Flag IES Argentina: Advanced Spanish Program Buenos Aires Argentina Spanish
no
semester
Australia Flag University of Western Australia Perth Australia English
no
semester

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