Study Abroad

Study abroad programs offer academically-rigorous courses of study and require a solid language foundation.  Spanish majors are strongly encouraged to pursue a homestay or a living arrangement with Spanish speakers while abroad.  Three courses, taught entirely in Spanish, may be counted for the major while studying abroad, with the exception of grammar or language courses and music or art practice courses.  At least one of the three courses must be a literature course.

Study Abroad and Summer Programs

program Index

 Academic Year and Semester
  • College Year in Athens
  • Classics Advanced Semester Program (CASP) in Athens
  • Intercollegiate Center for Studies in Rome, a.k.a. "Centro"

Classics Major

Major Program

Grosvenor House Door

Department of Classics

Study Abroad


The Department strongly recommends study at a German-speaking university, ideally during a student's junior year. For this purpose the Department highly recommends the Amherst-Göttingen Exchange Program. Applications for the next academic year are typically accepted during an announced time period each fall semester.

Study Abroad

Save in exceptional circumstances, a European Studies major will spend at least one semester of the junior year pursuing an approved course of study in Europe. Upon return, the student will ordinarily elect, in consultation with the advisory subcommittee, at least one course that helps integrate the European experience into the major.

For more resources, visit the Amherst College Career Center's study abroad site.

The Asian Languages & Civilizations Major

Navigating Social Identities Abroad

11/12/13: "Navigating Social Identities Abroad" Co-sponsored by Study Abroad, MRC, WGC, & the QRC.