Here is a sampling of programs that have been popular among Hampshire students. For more insight, from a Hampshire student perspective, we encourage you to read experience reports (available in GEO) submitted by students who participated in these programs and others. If you are considering international internships or volunteer/service learning, please also visit Intern and Volunteer Abroad.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that a program listed here is not necessarily endorsed by our office or "recommended" by Hampshire any more than programs not listed.
Program Highlights: Independent Study Project (ISP), Homestay, Language Study, Field Study Methods Course, Thematic Excursions
Program Locations: Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East
Focus On: Critical Global Issues
Bottom Line: SIT programs facilitate an intensive interaction between participants and their host countries. Studying with host country faculty and living with families, students gain a deep appreciation for local cultures, develop language skills, and become immersed in diverse topics ranging from the politics of identity to post-conflict transformation and from global health to environmental policy.
Program Highlights: Integration within Intentional Communities, Service Learning, Individualized Learning Plans
Program Locations: Costa Rica, India, Israel, Scotland, Australia, Peru, U.S.A., Mexico, Brazil
Focus On: Sustainability
Bottom Line: Together, students and faculty create a learning environment within established intentional communities. Living Routes programs challenge participants to examine their academic and personal practices.
Program Highlights: University Enrollment, Internship and Volunteer Opportunities, Intensive Language Study
Program Locations: Asia and the Pacific; Africa; Europe; Latin America; Middle East
Focus On: Large range of academic interests
Bottom Line: Through IES students enjoy the atmosphere of integrating into a foreign university.
Program Highlights: Field-Based Team Research and Project Implementation
Program Locations: Panama; Bhutan; Kenya and Tanzania; Australia and New Zealand; Turks and Caicos; Costa Rica
Focus On: Environmental Issues
Bottom Line: Field exercises complement classroom lectures and help students to develop skills needed for directed research projects. The academic and research agenda at each center is driven by a five year research plan, established by SFS staff and local community leaders.
Program Highlights: Intensive Italian Language Study, Intensive Training in the Arts
Program Locations: Tuscany, Italy
Focus On: Practicing and Performing Arts
Bottom Line: Students live in a community of practicing artists, musicians, scholars, and students within an environment crafted to inspire.
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