Career Center

Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542-2265.


Fall Drop-In Hours


Hours & Contact

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

College Hall, 155 S. Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Telephone: 413-542-2265

Fax: 413-542-5790

Email: careers@amherst.edu

Study and Work Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The program will provide up to $5,000 for U.S. citizens and nationals who are undergraduate students at two year and four year institutions to pursue overseas study, enabling students who have limited financial means to participate in study abroad program opportunities worldwide. Priority consideration for awards will be given to applicants of academic merit who receive Federal Pell Grants under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
Deadline: Mid-October and Mid-April, depending on time frame.

Boren Scholarships
The Boren is for U.S. undergraduates interested in studying the languages and cultures of Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East.  Students can receive funding for year-long, semester or summer study.  Service requirement with the federal government, particularly security issues, required for each awardee.  Please see the website for details and how to apply. 
Deadline: early January

Bridging Scholarships to Japan
These are open to U.S. citizens for semester long scholarships for study abroad in Japan. Sponsored by the Association of Japanese Teachers and corporate funding, there is no requirement for Japanese language facility. All majors are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: Early October

Rotary Foundation Scholarships
Offers a small number of funding opportunites for study and work abroad.  These are open to citizens of the U.S. and other countries in which Rotary Clubs are located, U.S. citizens ordinarily apply in their home district; other students must apply in their home country.
Deadline: Applications are due approximately 18 months prior to the beginning of travel abroad

Bundeskanzler/German Chancellor Scholarships
These scholarships support one year of study/research or a one-year internship in Germany for U.S. citizens age 30 and under who demonstrate leadership potential. See web site or email Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, general@avh.de for more information.
Deadline: End of October

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
This is a one-year exchange program to Germany for young professionals 18 to 24. CDS International, Inc., 871 United Nations Plaza, 15th floor (1st Ave. at 49th St.), New York, NY 10017-1814, cbyx@cdsintl.org. (Also under Study Abroad)
Deadline: Mid-December

FIABCI, International Real Estate Federation
For students interested in economics, environmental studies, real estate and property management, the FIABCI-USA, the U.S. chapter of the International Real Estate Federation, offers scholarships for educational programs in these disciplines in the U.S. or abroad. See the website for more information.
Deadline: early March and early September

 

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Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542-2265.


Fall Drop-In Hours


Hours & Contact

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

College Hall, 155 S. Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Telephone: 413-542-2265

Fax: 413-542-5790

Email: careers@amherst.edu