International and Domestic Academic Field Courses

Thank you for taking the initiative to propose an international or domestic academic field course. Short-term off-campus courses create opportunities for our students to access another culture and educational experience. Hampshire College seeks to expand off-campus learning by offering a broad range of short-term field courses that serve students' academic needs and that forward their understanding of complex issues within a global context.

Please read the guidelines in the Developing and Proposing Short-Term Field Courses (PDF) section of the Faculty Handbook for Short-Term Field Courses to ensure that the off-campus course you are proposing can and will be successful.

The global education office is here to assist you in the development and execution of study abroad programming, semester as well as short-term field courses. If you are interested in planning such a program, please contact Allison Kretschmar ( to discuss the process and to receive a copy of the Faculty Handbook for Short-Term Field Courses.

The Five College Risk Management Office also offers expertise and resources to help you become more informed about international travel and managing the risks of leading off-campus programs for students(guide).

Submitting Short-Term Field Course Proposals

Short-term field courses have become a critical part of the academic curriculum, providing complimentary, intensive, field-based learning opportunities for students. Faculty should submit proposals for academic field courses to the global education office by completing the following:

Course proposals for January and summer short-term field courses will be accepted from February-April each year. The deadline for course proposals for the following academic year (2023-2024) is Monday, April 17, 2022.

Please refer to the Faculty Handbook for Short-Term Field Courses for specific details on proposing a course, the approval process, and the timeline.