Amherst College Global Education Office

Amherst College Global Education Office Amherst GEO encourages students to study with programs that provide the highest appropriate level of cultural and linguistic integration by making use of local and regional resources both in and outside the classroom.

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April is recognized as National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) to celebrate the history, contributions, and cultur...
04/05/2021

April is recognized as National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) to celebrate the history, contributions, and culture of the diverse population of Arab Americans. In recognition of this celebration GEO has identified several approved programs that focus on Arabic language and area studies:

🇪🇬 The American University of Cairo in Cairo, Egypt
🇯🇴 🇪🇬 🇲🇦 AMIDEAST's Area and Arabic Language Studies programs in Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco
🇱🇧 Amherst-American University of Beirut Exchange Program in Beirut, Lebanon
🇯🇴 CET Jordan in Amman, Jordan

✈️ Check out the AC Travel Registry for the list of approved programs, and search by country for programs that may be of interest. Found a program that interests you, but isn't approved? Meet with a GEO adviser to discuss the possibility of petitioning a non-approved program.

📷: Karina Thanawala '21, AMIDEAST (Al Akhawayn University - AUI) Morocco

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Learn more here- https://www.amherst.edu/system/files/media/CIMAT%2520summer.pdf
04/02/2021

Learn more here-https://www.amherst.edu/system/files/media/CIMAT%2520summer.pdf

Timeline Photos
04/01/2021

Timeline Photos

🇮🇳 'होली मुबारक' (Holee mubaarak)! Holi, a Hindu festival, celebrates the arrival of spring and the victory of good over...
03/29/2021

🇮🇳 'होली मुबारक' (Holee mubaarak)! Holi, a Hindu festival, celebrates the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. One of the most well-known Hindu stories associated with Holi is that of Prahalad and Holika, in which Prahalad is protected by Vishnu and survives an attempted murder by Holika.

Celebrations have become popular among non-Hindu communities in recent years, and include public bonfires and throwing colored powders and water at friends and family. The colored powder signifies the bonfire that Prahalad was saved from, as well as the bright colors seen throughout the spring season.

Want to experience the Holi celebrations in person next year? Check out our list of approved programs with the Amherst-FLAME Exchange, IFSA India, and Buddhist Studies in Bodh Gaya ( through Carleton College) on the AC Travel Registry to start planning your spring 2022 semester away! ✈️🗺️

✈️ Petition a Non-approved Study Away Program! Deadline April 1Amherst has a robust list of approved programs, but you m...
03/28/2021

✈️ Petition a Non-approved Study Away Program! Deadline April 1

Amherst has a robust list of approved programs, but you may want something different. Students may petition the faculty Committee on Global Education to transfer credit (and financial aid) for a non-approved program so long as they offer something distinctly different than a pre-approved program. Students must meet with a GEO adviser in advance of the April 1 deadline to discuss the program and the process.

📅 Schedule your appointment on the AC Travel Registry! (link in bio)

03/18/2021
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Congratulations to Amherst alum, Mariana Lehoucq, who has been awarded The Swedish Program/SSE Alumni Scholarship to pursue a graduate degree from the Stockholm School of Economics! This two-year tuition scholarship is sponsored by both SSE and The Swedish Program, and Mariana is the third recipient of this honor.

We are so happy for Mariana to have this opportunity to reconnect with her study abroad host country from 2018! 🇸🇪

🌍 Are you interested in global opportunities post-grad? Check out the session recordings from our Global Opportunities after College Fair last month on the GEO YouTube page!
http://ow.ly/44Lo50E1oJu

In addition to Saint Patrick's Day on the 17th, March is Irish American Heritage Month! This celebration honors the achi...
03/17/2021

In addition to Saint Patrick's Day on the 17th, March is Irish American Heritage Month! This celebration honors the achievements and contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants in the United States 🇮🇪

☘️ Looking to explore your Irish heritage while studying abroad? Amherst has approved programs at Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland, Galway

Check out the details for each program on the AC Travel Registry- and remember to complete the Ed Leave Checklist for fall 2020 or spring 2021 study away by April 16th!

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✈️ This week, we're wrapping up our takeovers with two programs that offer a range of courses in the areas of history, M...
03/14/2021

✈️ This week, we're wrapping up our takeovers with two programs that offer a range of courses in the areas of history, Middle Eastern studies, and Arabic.

Monday- 🇲🇦 🇯🇴 🇪🇬 AMIDEAST
Tuesday- 🇱🇧 American University of Beirut

Remember to check each program's application deadline, and to start your Ed Leave Checklist on the AC Travel Registry by April 16th!
https://pathfinder-amherst-horizons.symplicity.com/?

Interested in studying Architecture in Florence? More info on this approved program through Syracuse- http://ow.ly/afRS5...
03/13/2021

Interested in studying Architecture in Florence?
More info on this approved program through Syracuse- http://ow.ly/afRS50DXGXX

And remember to complete the Ed Leave Checklist on the AC Travel Registry by April 16th!
http://ow.ly/OJ9050DXGXW

📷 GEO Photo Contest & Exhibit! Join the Global Education Office in celebrating the little moments that made your time aw...
03/08/2021

📷 GEO Photo Contest & Exhibit!

Join the Global Education Office in celebrating the little moments that made your time away from Amherst memorable! We want to see the little things, from your favorite places to your favorite people.

The exhibit will be split into three categories: Locations, Activities, and People.

Submit your photos using the link below by March 22nd! GEO will select which photos best represent the best parts of going abroad for prizes!
http://ow.ly/fmyC50DQfPQ

For information about Ethical Photography, follow this link or contact GEO with any questions- www.photoethics.org

This week's account takeovers feature programs in England, Senegal, Japan, Greece, and Spain! ✈️This week's lineup: 🇬🇧 M...
03/07/2021

This week's account takeovers feature programs in England, Senegal, Japan, Greece, and Spain!

✈️This week's lineup:
🇬🇧 Monday- University of Bristol
🇸🇳 Tuesday- University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center (MSID Senegal)
🇯🇵 Wednesday- Associated Kyoto Program
🇬🇷 Thursday- College Year in Athens
🇪🇸 Friday- PRESHCO Spain

Remember to check each program's application deadline, and to start your Ed Leave Checklist on the AC Travel Registry by April 16th!

https://pathfinder-amherst-horizons.symplicity.com/?

Are you looking for information and advice about planning your semester away? Join one of our drop-in sessions with the ...
03/07/2021

Are you looking for information and advice about planning your semester away? Join one of our drop-in sessions with the GEO interns! Each session is open to students from all backgrounds and majors, but we've listed some areas that each intern can speak about from their own experiences. Join via zoom at https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/95998139563

🇪🇸 Mondays 11am-12pm, Jamie is a transfer student and athlete, majoring in Sociology & Economics, and studied abroad in Seville, Spain

🇬🇧 Wednesdays 8:30-9:30pm, Nisan is an international student, majoring in Neuroscience, who studied abroad in London, England

🇦🇷 🇪🇸 Thursdays 1-2pm, Ahliaa is an Economics & LJST major, who studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina and interned abroad in Andalucía, Spain

🇫🇷 Fridays 4-5pm, Miruna is an international student, majoring in Math & Economics, who studied abroad in Paris, France

✈️ Meet our GEO interns! "Hi! My name is Jamie Dailey, and I’m a senior Economics and Sociology major. Last spring, I st...
03/06/2021

✈️ Meet our GEO interns!
"Hi! My name is Jamie Dailey, and I’m a senior Economics and Sociology major. Last spring, I studied abroad and lived with a host family in Seville, Spain. I absolutely loved immersing myself in a completely different culture from my own. It was a challenging, yet incredibly eye-opening and fun experience that I encourage all Amherst students to take part in! I’m excited to be a GEO intern to help make study abroad more accessible to students of all backgrounds and academic interests."

✈️ Meet our GEO interns! "Hello! My name is Miruna, I am a Math and Economics major, and I am one of the GEO interns. I ...
03/06/2021

✈️ Meet our GEO interns!

"Hello! My name is Miruna, I am a Math and Economics major, and I am one of the GEO interns. I am an international student from Romania and I also spent the Spring of 2020 studying abroad in Paris, France. Travel and cultural exchange are two things that I am very passionate about and that I recommend to everyone. Although my program was interrupted by the pandemic, I had a truly amazing time. I hope to help other students embrace such experiences for themselves and make the process as smooth as possible for them, especially during these times."

Join in the conversation with students of color who have studied abroad and experienced Black travelers on being Black a...
03/02/2021

Join in the conversation with students of color who have studied abroad and experienced Black travelers on being Black and abroad in this five session series. Sessions cover funding, travel tips, storytelling, and how being Black informs travel decisions. Visit the Black+Abroad VA website for session details and registration.

Black+Abroad Virtual Series
March 1-22, 2021
Details and Register at: http://bit.ly/2P3EX2F

❓ What do the oldest city in the Netherlands, the only carbon negative country, the "world's smallest big city", and the...
03/01/2021

❓ What do the oldest city in the Netherlands, the only carbon negative country, the "world's smallest big city", and the world's northernmost higher education institution have in common? They all host approved study abroad programs through this week's featured programs!

✈️This week's lineup:
🇳🇱 Tuesday- CES Maastricht
🍃 Wednesday- The School for Field Studies
🇸🇪 Thursday- The Swedish Program
🇳🇴 Friday- UNIS Svalbard

Remember to check each program's application deadline, and to start your Ed Leave Checklist on the AC Travel Registry by April 1st!

Check out these takeovers on the GEO Instagram- http://ow.ly/BCxC50DLe6O

Happy Women's History Month! Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture, and so...
03/01/2021

Happy Women's History Month! Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture, and society. Since most 2020 women's suffrage centennial celebrations were curtailed, the National Women's History Alliance has extended the annual theme for 2021 to “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.”

✈️ March Featured Programs:
🇺🇸 Wellesley College, Massachusetts
🇺🇸 Agnes Scott College, Georgia
🇳🇵 SIT Nepal: Development, Gender, and Social Change in the Himalaya
🇨🇺 Sarah Lawrence College in Havana, Cuba

📚 Read about Emily's experience spending a semester at Wellesley College on the Beyond the Bubble blog!
http://ow.ly/zFhU50DME5u

Check out the AC Travel Registry for the full list of approved programs. Found a program that interests you, but isn't approved? Meet with a GEO adviser to discuss the possibility of petitioning a non-approved program.
https://pathfinder-amherst-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?au=&ck=

Happy National Study Abroad Day! To celebrate, we're featuring some of our partner programs as they take over the GEO in...
02/22/2021

Happy National Study Abroad Day! To celebrate, we're featuring some of our partner programs as they take over the GEO instagram account (@amherstcollegegeo) throughout the next few weeks. Make sure to tune in to see program highlights and life behind scenes in locations such as England, Sweden, South Africa, and Japan!

🗺️ Amherst has a robust list of approved programs, but you may want something different. Students may petition the facul...
02/21/2021

🗺️ Amherst has a robust list of approved programs, but you may want something different. Students may petition the faculty Committee on Global Education to transfer credit (and financial aid) for a non-approved program so long as they offer something distinctly different than a pre-approved program. Students must meet with a GEO adviser in advance of the April 1st deadline to discuss the program and the process.

📅 Schedule an appointment on the AC Travel Registry
http://ow.ly/MgQJ50DF3hz

📷: Pei Gong, 2018

Alumni #FeatureFriday ! One of the GEO team's favorite part of working with students is seeing how their study away expe...
02/19/2021

Alumni #FeatureFriday ! One of the GEO team's favorite part of working with students is seeing how their study away experiences continue to impact them post-graduation and into their careers 🇿🇦🎓

Amir Hall majored in English and studied abroad in South Africa with CIEE Study Abroad. After graduating from Amherst, he trained as a Design Fellow with Amherst's Theater and Dance Department. He later was the Artistic Director of Son of Man, a multidisciplinary artistic excavation of manhood in Lagos, Nigeria, and Trinidad and Tobago. Amir is currently managing the College's Solidarity Book Project with Professor Sonya Clark.
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Want to share the lasting impacts of study away in your life? Contact [email protected] to share your alumni perspective ✈️
#MammothsAbroad #AmherstAlumni

Thinking about your post-grad plans?The Global Opportunities after College Virtual Fair is designed for juniors and seni...
02/19/2021

Thinking about your post-grad plans?

The Global Opportunities after College Virtual Fair is designed for juniors and seniors exploring international fellowship, graduate school, career, and volunteer opportunities after graduation. Sessions include information and advice from industry professionals and alumni from the 7 colleges.

🗺️Session topics include:

-Post-grad opportunities and considerations for international students
-Starting a career abroad
-International Fellowships
-Creating a curriculum vitae (CV) for international opportunities
-Teaching and volunteering abroad
-Graduate school abroad

Register today! http://ow.ly/tnXe50DAEGE
Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Wednesday Wisdom advice from students:"I would advise students who are considering studying away to do their research an...
02/17/2021

Wednesday Wisdom advice from students:

"I would advise students who are considering studying away to do their research and really consider where they would want to spend their semester or year away and why. So many elements go into the experience: Are other Amherst students studying there? Will you travel to other regions? What is the academic rigor and structure of the institution? What is the social life like? Will there be other students studying abroad? What is there to do if you're on a budget–or if you're not on a budget? Will you be able to take classes for your major there? How will your experience studying abroad impact your post grad plans? I would also encourage everyone who has the opportunity to study away to take the opportunity! It can be challenging at times, and you'll look back and wish you had done some things differently, but it's an amazing experience, and, I think, it's worth uprooting yourself from the familiarity of Amherst College, your community here, and the United States." 🇬🇧

📷: Lauren Lamb '21, University College London

#MammothsAbroad

In February we celebrate Black History Month. The 2021 theme of "Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” e...
02/15/2021

In February we celebrate Black History Month. The 2021 theme of "Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States. Each week in February, GEO will feature study away programs that align within this theme.

🌎Heritage Programs in Latin America

Studying abroad can be an opportunity to learn more about familial origins/ancestry, cultural connections, and diasporic communities, while also fitting your academic needs and goals. Commonly referred to as "heritage programs", many programs offer opportunities to engage with the local community and explore personal connections, while also taking coursework to study the history, culture, language, etc. of the country.

A few examples of these programs, specifically in Latin America, that are approved by Amherst include:

🇧🇷 Middlebury School in Brazil locations in Belo Horizonte, Florianópolis, and Niterói
🇧🇷 SUNY New Paltz: Rio de Janeiro
🇨🇴 Amherst-Uniandes Exchange Program Bogotá, Colombia
🇩🇴 CIEE Liberal Arts in Santiago, Dominican Republic

✈️Check out the AC Travel Registry for the list of approved programs, and search by country for programs that may be of interest. Found a program that interests you, but isn't approved? Meet with a GEO adviser to discuss the possibility of petitioning a non-approved program.
http://ow.ly/566g50Dz0u7

Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro is a festival held every year before Lent and considered the biggest carnival in the world wi...
02/12/2021

Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro is a festival held every year before Lent and considered the biggest carnival in the world with two million people per day on the streets. The parade features elaborate floats created by various samba schools, and incorporates music and dance throughout its duration. The first Carnival festival in Rio occurred in 1723! While the 2021 celebrations were unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19, we hope that the 2022 celebration will be back in full force 🇧🇷

Want to experience the Carnaval celebrations in person next year? Check out our list of approved programs with Middlebury Brazil and
SUNY New Paltz: Rio de Janeiro on the AC Travel Registry to start planning your spring 2022 semester away! ✈️🗺️
http://ow.ly/SnGA50Dm4kw?

新年好, Xīnnián hǎo! The Lunar New Year celebrates the beginning of a new year as marked by the traditional lunar calendar ...
02/12/2021

新年好, Xīnnián hǎo! The Lunar New Year celebrates the beginning of a new year as marked by the traditional lunar calendar (tracing the cycles of the moon). Also called Chinese New Year and Spring Festival, this festival is celebrated by many countries across Asia, including China, Thailand, South Korea, and Singapore, among others. 2021 will be the year of the Ox, and celebrations typically include lighting firecrackers, eating foods seen as symbolically lucky (like fish and dumplings), and giving money/gifts in lucky numbers and red packaging 🐂

Want to see the Lunar New Year celebrations in person next year? Check out our list of approved programs on the AC Travel Registry to start planning your spring 2022 semester away! ✈️🗺️
http://ow.ly/3oKc50DdOLV?

National Foundation Day (建国記念の日, Kenkoku Kinen no Hi) celebrates the legend of the foundation of Japan and the country's...
02/11/2021

National Foundation Day (建国記念の日, Kenkoku Kinen no Hi) celebrates the legend of the foundation of Japan and the country's first emperor, Emperor Jimmu in 660 B.C.

🇯🇵🗾Interested in studying in Japan? Check out the approved programs in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nagoya on the AC Travel Registry! http://ow.ly/Z0bi50D8wi2

Wednesday Wisdom advice from students: "Studying abroad is a privilege that you should take advantage of if you are able...
02/10/2021

Wednesday Wisdom advice from students:

"Studying abroad is a privilege that you should take advantage of if you are able to. Make your study abroad experience what you need and want it to be and don't worry about what other folks are doing or what the stock image of a study abroad student is supposed to be." 🇬🇧

📷: Lea Morin '21, Queen Mary University London

In February we celebrate Black History Month. The 2021 theme of "Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” e...
02/08/2021

In February we celebrate Black History Month. The 2021 theme of "Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States. Each week in February, GEO will feature study away programs that align within this theme.

🌍 Heritage Programs in Africa

Studying abroad can be an opportunity to learn more about familial origins/ancestry, cultural connections, and diasporic communities, while also fitting your academic needs and goals. Commonly referred to as "heritage programs", many programs offer opportunities to engage with the local community and explore personal connections, while also taking coursework to study the history, culture, language, etc. of the country. A few examples of these programs, specifically in Africa, that are approved by Amherst include:
🇿🇦 CIEE Arts & Sciences in Cape Town, South Africa
🇸🇳 University of Minnesota International Development in Dakar, Senegal
🇨🇲 Middlebury Language Schools in Yaoundé, Cameroon
🇬🇭 CIEE Arts & Sciences in Legon, Ghana

✈️Check out the AC Travel Registry for the list of approved programs, and search by country for programs that may be of interest. Found a program that interests you, but isn't approved? Meet with a GEO adviser to discuss the possibility of petitioning a non-approved program.
http://ow.ly/Cyd350DrIOX?

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