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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12/18/2020

Happy Holidays from GEO! This semester has certainly been unconventional, but we have enjoyed being able to connect with our students virtually, and help you all plan for your future semesters away. We hope you have a great winter break, and are able to find some time to rest and recharge. See you in 2021! ❄️

Happy International Education Week! IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Edu...
11/16/2020

Happy International Education Week! IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that promotes and emphasizes the importance and benefits of international education and exchange worldwide 🌍✈️

Check out our IEW webpage for recorded events and resources to plan your semester away https://bit.ly/ACIEW20

What's it like to study away virtually at Dartmouth? Check out Amritha's blog post about her first month in the Dartmout...
10/23/2020
A Virtual Semester at Dartmouth

What's it like to study away virtually at Dartmouth? Check out Amritha's blog post about her first month in the Dartmouth Dual Degree Engineering program.

http://ow.ly/lbW150BZ48A

Hello! A month has gone by in my virtual, study away experience, and midterm season has just begun!  This week has been a lot of studying for me, but during the weekend, I took a break and wen…

10/14/2020
Navigating the Virtual Fair Study Away Fair

Have you registered for our Virtual Study Away Fair yet? Join us on Thursday for over 30 live program information sessions and 4 panel sessions on the topics of studying away in uncertain times, studying in a non-English speaking country, study away for STEM students, and navigating identities while studying away.

Register here- http://ow.ly/ipUv50BKaK4

And check out this video on how to navigate the SCHED platform-
https://youtu.be/bftmUCZe2Rg

This year's study away fairs will be hosted on the virtual platform SCHED. Here's a quick tutorial on how to navigate the platform to make the most of the fair.

Dr. Devin Walker from The University of Texas at Austin explains explains the ways in which he's seen study abroad impac...
10/09/2020
Black Students Must Experience Black Life Outside of the U.S.

Dr. Devin Walker from The University of Texas at Austin explains explains the ways in which he's seen study abroad impact Black students, and how these experiences can lead to championing social justice issues at home.

"Traveling abroad is, of course, not the panacea for the 400-year-old disease of racism and white supremacy. However, it has the power to radically transform how young Black Americans see themselves, their citizenship, their humanity and their ability to change the world."

When I reflect on the Black Lives Matter movement and the many viral images that have galvanized protesters into action, my mind keeps going back to a disquieting video that did not result in belligerent shouting or bloodshed.

Did you miss our Virtual Study Away Fair in September? Eager for more information as you plan your semester away? Join u...
10/06/2020

Did you miss our Virtual Study Away Fair in September? Eager for more information as you plan your semester away? Join us for our second Virtual Study Away Fair on October 15th! This second event will feature new panels and live information sessions from our partners, as well as recorded panels and sessions from our September fair.

Register today! http://ow.ly/ipUv50BKaK4

Meet our GEO Interns! ✈️"Hello! My name is Nisan Şele, and I’m a Neuroscience major. I studied abroad at UCL in London l...
09/30/2020

Meet our GEO Interns! ✈️
"Hello! My name is Nisan Şele, and I’m a Neuroscience major. I studied abroad at UCL in London last spring, and even though it was cut short, I loved being exposed to a different academic environment and the city life. As the GEO intern, I hope to promote study away as a rewarding, pleasurable, and valued experience, which all Amherst students, regardless of future career goals, nationality, or socioeconomic status, should have the chance to consider to embark upon."
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[Photo Description: Nisan looks at the brightly colored wall of flowers next to her in a garden while wearing a long brown coat, white shirt, and bright orange scarf ]

Meet our GEO Interns! ✈️"Hello! My name is Ahliaa Moore and I am the GEO's intern! I studied abroad as a junior in Bueno...
09/29/2020

Meet our GEO Interns! ✈️
"Hello! My name is Ahliaa Moore and I am the GEO's intern! I studied abroad as a junior in Buenos Aires, Argentina and interned abroad in Andalucia, Spain. I am an Economics and LJST double major. I believe learning about a part of the world outside of where you were born, allows you to see perspectives different from your own and builds empathy and community. Studying abroad helps open one's mind and I hope to encourage more people to take this opportunity. "
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[Photo Description: Ahliaa smiles while holding a large green fruit in front of some tall trees. She's wearing a blank tank top and has a white reusable bag slung on her arm.]

Wondering what it's like to study abroad as a Muslim woman? Rutgers graduate, Ifrah Akhtar, reflects on her decision to ...
09/28/2020
Reflections on Studying Abroad as a Muslim Woman

Wondering what it's like to study abroad as a Muslim woman? Rutgers graduate, Ifrah Akhtar, reflects on her decision to study abroad and her time in South Korea in this article from Diversity Abroad.

http://ow.ly/dO6X50BBfov

I’ve always considered studying abroad a fantasy. Women like me, coming from a conservative Muslim family, weren’t allowed to go outside without supervision, let alone to another country. It was simply unheard of. Yet, as if by fate, I was placed in a work-study position at my university’s stu...

Are you interested in a career in national security in the fields of diplomacy, development, or defense? Are you keen to...
09/25/2020

Are you interested in a career in national security in the fields of diplomacy, development, or defense? Are you keen to learn new languages and live in new cultures?

Students who are U.S. citizens and interested in a career in national security (broadly defined) may want to apply for the Boren Scholarship which will fund up to $12,500 for semester study abroad in a country with a "critical language" for all majors or up to $8,000 for a summer program for STEM students.

Contact [email protected] for the Zoom link! ✈️🗺️

Despite it's name, New College at Oxford University was founded in 1379! Check out more information on this Amherst spec...
09/25/2020

Despite it's name, New College at Oxford University was founded in 1379!
Check out more information on this Amherst special program and complete your application on the GEO website
✈️ Applications for the 2021/22 academic year are due by November 1!

http://ow.ly/ncft50BkY2r

Today's the day! Make sure you've completed the registration form so we can add you to our virtual fair platform, SCHED....
09/23/2020
7 College Virtual Study Away Fair Registration

Today's the day! Make sure you've completed the registration form so we can add you to our virtual fair platform, SCHED. ✈️🗺️
http://ow.ly/ZuLB50BqCKn

To be added to the list of attendees to the 7 College Virtual Study Away Fair (September 23, 3 pm-6pm EST), please complete the following form. The information you provide below will only be seen by the study abroad/away staff of the seven colleges hosting the event.

Did you know that there are over 200 varieties of kimchi? Try to find your favorite while studying at the oldest private...
09/21/2020

Did you know that there are over 200 varieties of kimchi? Try to find your favorite while studying at the oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University!
Check out more information on this Amherst Exchange program and complete your application on the GEO website.⠀
✈️Applications for Spring 2021 are due by October 1st!

http://ow.ly/1K1750BkXWW

Described as the "Oxford of the East" by FLAME, Pune is home to the Film and Television Institute and attracts many arti...
09/18/2020

Described as the "Oxford of the East" by FLAME, Pune is home to the Film and Television Institute and attracts many artists, musicians, and dancers.
Check out more information on this Amherst Exchange program and complete your application on the GEO website.
✈️Applications for Spring 2021 are due by October 1st!

http://ow.ly/Ols150BkXNh

Latinx Heritage Month 2020 is underway, and this year's theme "Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future" inspires us to...
09/16/2020

Latinx Heritage Month 2020 is underway, and this year's theme "Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future" inspires us to think of how study away can help us connect our family histories with our academic and personal goals.

September 15-October 15 marks National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States to celebrate "the histories, cultures and contributions of citizens of Hispanic origin to America’s national heritage". We refer to this national month as Latinx Heritage Month in order to represent the lives of indigenous, Brazilian and other non-Spanish speaking people, as well as non-binary, gender non-conforming and gender-expansive people.

Yesterday (September 15th) is the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Today (September 16) marks the anniversary of independence for Mexico, and Friday (September 18) is the anniversary of independence for Chile.

Check out the approved study abroad programs in these, and other, Latin and South American countries on the AC Travel Registry ✈️

(For more information on the use of Latinx Heritage Month, please see this explanation from the Human Rights Campaign- http://ow.ly/ap3M50BsTRs)

09/16/2020

Our Virtual Study Away Fairs will be hosted on the platform SCHED- here's a quick tutorial on how to navigate the platform to make the most of the fair ✈️🗺️
Make sure to register so you can set up your SCHED account- http://ow.ly/ZuLB50BqCKn

Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world at less than 700 square milesCheck out more information on this ...
09/15/2020

Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world at less than 700 square miles
Check out more information on this Amherst Exchange program and complete your application on the GEO website.
✈️Applications for Spring 2021 are due by October 1st!

http://ow.ly/xbtF50BkXBB

Have you registered to attend our Virtual Study Abroad Fair on September 23rd? If not, make sure to complete our registr...
09/14/2020
7 College Virtual Study Away Fair Registration

Have you registered to attend our Virtual Study Abroad Fair on September 23rd? If not, make sure to complete our registration fair so that you can browse the schedule of information sessions and panels, and start looking at the exhibiting programs!

http://ow.ly/Fcfe50BqCgk

To be added to the list of attendees to the 7 College Virtual Study Away Fair (September 23, 3 pm-6pm EST), please complete the following form. The information you provide below will only be seen by the study abroad/away staff of the seven colleges hosting the event.

Did you know that Colombia is the 2nd most biodiverse country (after Brazil) and has more bird species than any other co...
09/09/2020

Did you know that Colombia is the 2nd most biodiverse country (after Brazil) and has more bird species than any other country in the world? 🇨🇴
Check out more information on this Amherst Exchange program and complete your application on the GEO website.⠀
✈️Applications for Spring 2021 are due by October 1st!

http://ow.ly/13IZ50BkXsb

Did you know that the American University of Beirut was founded by Dr. Daniel Bliss, Amherst Class of 1852? 🇱🇧 Check out...
09/08/2020

Did you know that the American University of Beirut was founded by Dr. Daniel Bliss, Amherst Class of 1852? 🇱🇧 Check out more information on this Amherst Exchange program and complete your application on the GEO website.
✈️Applications for Spring 2021 are due by September 15th!

http://ow.ly/MFsz50BkX01

08/26/2020

Open Advising Hours begin this Friday, August 28th! Drop in to one of our sessions for quick questions and check-ins (please schedule a full appointment on the AC Travel Registry if you're just beginning the study away process). Check out the GEO weekly newsletter, or email [email protected] for the Zoom link and passcode.

08/24/2020

We're excited to welcome new and returning students to Amherst! Keep an eye out for our virtual events throughout the semester! ✈️🗺️

08/24/2020

Open Advising Hours begin this Friday, August 28th! Drop in to one of our sessions for quick questions and check-ins (please schedule a full appointment on the AC Travel Registry if you're just beginning the study away process). Check out the GEO weekly newsletter, or email [email protected] for the Zoom link and passcode.

08/23/2020

We're excited to welcome new and returning students to Amherst! Keep an eye out for our virtual events throughout the semester! ✈️🗺️

GEO is hiring two interns for the fall semester! Find the job description and submit your application on Handshake (link...
08/20/2020

GEO is hiring two interns for the fall semester! Find the job description and submit your application on Handshake (link in bio) by Friday, August 28th

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08/17/2020

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08/17/2020

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07/08/2020

We love this look back at the spring semester!
📷 Reposting @apa_paris:
"How do you capture a semester (or 2.5 months) abroad? Lisa, Spring 2020 Paris participant and @amherstcollegegeo rising senior, answers this question with this intentional video 🇫🇷
Watch Lisa's full video and read her guest blog post to learn what this project means to her. Link in bio ➡️"
#MammothsAbroad

🎉🎓 Senior Shout-out 🎉🎓Emilie Flamme, Architectural Studies and Russian double major, studied abroad in Moscow, Russia 🇷🇺...
06/05/2020

🎉🎓 Senior Shout-out 🎉🎓

Emilie Flamme, Architectural Studies and Russian double major, studied abroad in Moscow, Russia 🇷🇺

"Going abroad, and to Moscow specifically, was a wonderful experience for me. I was able to continue learning a new language, meet new friends and mentors, see beautiful landscapes, and become more independent. I loved being able to challenge myself in a new environment. "
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Class of 2020: If you studied away during your time at Amherst College and would like to be featured, please contact Chelsi in the Global Education Office.

🎉🎓 Senior Shout-out 🎉🎓Lauren Knight, Economics and English double major, studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France 🇫🇷"My...
06/01/2020

🎉🎓 Senior Shout-out 🎉🎓

Lauren Knight, Economics and English double major, studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France 🇫🇷

"My semester in France will be one I look back on fondly for the rest of my life. Not only did I improve my French to near native fluency, but I made long-lasting friendships. Taking time away and experiencing a new culture, I was in awe of having the time to have long lunches with friends in a local café or park and later stopping for an apéro at sunset. I returned to Amherst with a newfound appreciation for the high level of engagement brought to each class by both professor and students alike, that I missed in my big university classes at la Fac in France. I also returned with a new perspective to economics after having the opportunity to take Econ classes in French at Sciences-Po Aix (part of a political science and economics speciality school system in France). Overall, given the opportunity and desire to study abroad, I think you will gain a new perspective and appreciation for Amherst academics while immersing yourself in a new corner of the world."
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Class of 2020: If you studied away during your time at Amherst College and would like to be featured, please contact Chelsi in the Global Education Office.

05/29/2020

Congratulations, class of 2020! We're so proud of you! 🎓🎉

For those of you who chose to study off-campus, thanks for allowing us to be a part of your journey. We've seen you step out of your comfort zones and accomplish so many things you never thought you would. Take that adventurous spirit with you! And please do stay in touch - we love to see where in this world you land. ✈️🗺️

In her final blog post, Kiera reflects on her semester away and small steps people can take to live more sustainably. Ch...
05/22/2020
Our Ecologies of Care

In her final blog post, Kiera reflects on her semester away and small steps people can take to live more sustainably. Check it out on Beyond the Bubble! 🇩🇰

http://ow.ly/DGlo50zMKv0

Walking down the aisles of my local supermarket, mask securely fashioned, and hands gloved, I scanned the shelves with concern. I was not looking for what was there, I had already finished the list…

We hope that your experiences while studying away are among your favorite memories of your collegiate career- let's cele...
05/20/2020

We hope that your experiences while studying away are among your favorite memories of your collegiate career- let's celebrate by looking back at your time away!

Share a photo (or a few!) along with some of your favorite moments, words of wisdom for underclassmen, how your semester impacted the rest of your time at Amherst, etc. for us to feature in the GEO newsletter and social media.

http://ow.ly/EX2o50zJmC1

Join us on Tuesday, May 19th for an information session on planning study away for the Fall 2020 semester. Students and ...
05/18/2020

Join us on Tuesday, May 19th for an information session on planning study away for the Fall 2020 semester. Students and parents/guardians are welcome to tune in to our Zoom session from 3-4pm, http://ow.ly/8vp450zJmtJ

Global Sustainability Fellows Margaret (Fall 2019) and Rebecca (Spring 2020) have created a 'Guide to a Sustainable Stud...
05/15/2020
Guide to A Sustainable Study Abroad Experience

Global Sustainability Fellows Margaret (Fall 2019) and Rebecca (Spring 2020) have created a 'Guide to a Sustainable Study Abroad Experience' to help students as they plan their own international experiences! Check it out on Beyond the Bubble ✈️🌍♻️

http://ow.ly/hVeg50zBanm

By Margaret Werner and Rebecca Novick We’ve all heard the arguments supporting the choice to study abroad: cultural immersion, personal growth, meeting new people, learning a language, travel, beco…

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We offer one-to-one advising in order to assist Amherst College students in finding a study away program that best suits their academic and personal goals and needs. We encourage the use of 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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