Exchange Students and Visiting International Scholars

Exchange Students

Thank you for your interest in attending Hampshire College as a non-degree-seeking exchange student. Students interested in a degree-seeking program should refer to the admissions website

Hampshire College has exchange agreements with the following institutions and consortiums:

  • Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL)
  • International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
  • Freie University, Germany
  • Palacký University, Czech Republic
  • Sciences Po, France

Please contact the exchange coordinator at your home institution for information on applying to Hampshire College. The application deadline for the academic year is March 1.

Interested exchange students may direct their questions to Allison Kretschmar, director of global education.

Helpful information for incoming exchange students:


Since fall of 2015, visiting exchange students receive letter grades instead of narrative evaluations. At the conclusion of the exchange program, Hampshire's central records office will issue a transcript for submission to the home institution. Students should complete the transcript request form available on the central records website.

Matt and Rinpoche
Tibetan Scholar Rinpoche and former Assistant Director of GEO Matthew Shamey

Visiting International Scholars

The global education office is a designated sponsor for exchange visitor (J) non-immigrant visas for individuals approved to participate in work and study-based exchange visitor programs. For Hampshire faculty members interested in inviting a scholar to campus, please contact Allison Kretschmar, director of global education, for more information.

In this capacity, Hampshire receives visiting professors and scholars who lecture, teach, and engage in research. Hampshire hosts scholars and professors from all over the world. The majority of visitors are affiliated with two of Hampshire's Signature Exchange Program partners: The Anhui Agricultural University in China and the Fundación Alejo Carpentier. Additionally, Hampshire provides collaborative support to the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages, which hosts Fulbright scholars. The Five College Center coordinates the study of the least commonly taught languages for the Five College consortium. As part of their program, the Fulbright scholars teach their native language to Hampshire and Five College students as part of the Five College Mentored Language Program.

For more information, please contact the global education office and review the International Scholars page, a brief guide.

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Our visiting Fulbright scholars work with the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages.


Please review the following documents as they entail important information about health, safety, and emergency situations for Exchange students and scholars.