International Study & Work
Approximately 40% of Amherst students spend a semester or year abroad as part of their Amherst academic career. Many students, even some that study abroad, also spend as summer, interterm, or even take a semester off to work abroad. The international experience can bring a perspective to your time at Amherst and will influence your coursework, perhaps even direct a thesis topic. You will grow personally and academically from your experiences abroad. The Career Center can work with you to translate your international experiences to your resume and/or graduate school application.
Information for studying abroad is located under "Academics." Please visit the Study Abroad website for information on spending a semester or year abroad. The Study Abroad Office and Library are located in the Career Center, College Hall, First Floor, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002. Phone: (413) 542-2265. Fax: (413) 542-5790. To make an appointment with Dean Behrens, stop by the Front Desk or call x2265.
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