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?sort icon Term offered
Tanzania Flag SIT Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management Stone Town, Zanzibar Tanzania English
Requires petition
semester
Egypt Flag IFSA-Butler in Egypt: Political Economy of the Middle East Program Cairo Egypt Arabic, English
Requires petition
semester
Namibia Flag Augsburg College: Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind Windhoek Namibia English
Requires petition
semester
China Flag University of Hong Kong Hong Kong China Chinese, English
Requires petition
semester
Bolivia Flag SIT Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change Cochabamba Bolivia Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Greece Flag Advanced Classics Program at Hellenic Education & Research Center Athens Greece English, Greek, Latin
Requires petition
semester
Tanzania Flag SIT Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology Arusha Tanzania English
Requires petition
semester
Brazil Flag SIT Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development Fortaleza Brazil English, Portuguese
Requires petition
semester
England Flag Advanced Studies in Bath Bath England English
Requires petition
semester
Vietnam Flag SIT Viet Nam: Culture, Social Change, and Development Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam English
Requires petition
semester
Mali Flag Antioch Education Abroad West Africa: African Arts and Culture Kankan Mali English, French
Requires petition
semester
Italy Flag Sarah Lawrence in Catania Catania Italy Italian
Requires petition
semester - spring only
Cameroon Flag SIT Cameroon: Social Pluralism and Development Yaoundé Cameroon English, French
Requires petition
semester
Hungary Flag AIT Budapest Budapest Hungary English
Requires petition
semester
Brazil Flag Antioch Education Abroad- Brazilian Ecosystems: The Protection and Management of Biodiversity Various Brazil English, Portuguese
Requires petition
semester - fall only
Trinidad Flag Trinity-in-Trinidad St. Augustine Trinidad English
Requires petition
semester
Cuba Flag Sarah Lawrence in Cuba Havana Cuba Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Chile Flag SIT Chile: Political Systems and Economic Development Santiago Chile Spanish
Requires petition
semester
South Africa Flag CIEE Stellenbosch: University Arts & Sciences Stellenbosch South Africa English
Requires petition
semester
Czech Republic Flag SIT Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change Prague Czech Republic English
Requires petition
semester
India Flag Alliance for Global Education in India: Development, Environment, Public Health Pune India English
Requires petition
semester
Spain Flag UMass Oviedo Oviedo Spain Spanish
Requires petition
semester - spring only
Botswana Flag CIEE Botswana: Arts & Sciences Gaborone Botswana English
Requires petition
semester
Taiwan Flag CIEE Taipei: Intensive Chinese Language and Culture Taipei Taiwan Chinese, English
Requires petition
semester
Ecuador Flag SIT Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation Quito Ecuador Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Ecuador Flag SIT Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages Quito Ecuador Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Hungary Flag CIEE Budapest Budapest Hungary English
Requires petition
semester
Ghana Flag SIT Ghana: Social Transformation and Cultural Expression Accra Ghana English
Requires petition
semester
Argentina Flag Spanish Studies Abroad Córdoba, Argentina Córdoba Argentina Spanish
Requires petition
semester
Sweden Flag CIEE Uppsala: Arts & Sciences Uppsala Sweden English
Requires petition
semester

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