Five College Consortium

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Study Abroad Programs

Study Abroad Programs

Looking to continue language study that began in one of our Five College language programs? Hoping to learn a different language or discover an entirely new culture? Study abroad offers the opportunity to continue learning a language started in the Five College Mentored, Supervised Independent or Independent Plus language programs. Find links to full year, semester and summer programs abroad. Often the language is presented in conjunction with another areas of study, such as anthropology, political science, mathematics, religion, or environmental studies.

Each of the Five Colleges has its own policies and guidelines regarding approval and credit for study abroad programs. Students should consult home campus study abroad offices and advisors for the most up-to-date information about approved and recommended programs, transfer of credit, and study abroad related financial aid. 

Information Links by Language and Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa 
Middle East and North Africa 
Central Asia and South Asia 
Southeast Asia 
Europe and Eurasia 
Languages of the Americas
Link to Summer Intensive Programs

Domestic and Abroad Programs

Study Abroad Programs
Study Abroad Programs
Links to Campus Study Abroad Offices:

Amherst College Study Abroad Office 
Hampshire College Global Education Office 
Mount Holyoke College McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives 
Smith College Office for International Study 
UMass International Programs Office

Planning for Study Abroad - Students of Less-Commonly Studied Languages

Staff members of the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages can provide help with choosing which language to study to meet specific goals, identifying the level of proficiency needed in order to meet these goals, and making a plan to reach that level of proficiency utilizing Five College and external resources. Students who would like to set up an advising appointment related to language planning for the less-commonly studied languages may contact the Center at Students interested in languages offered through regular classroom courses in the Five Colleges should consult with the individual language departments and classroom instructors for language study and study abroad advice.