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:
Links to Campus Study Abroad Offices:
Amherst College Study Abroad 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.