More than 35 percent of students choose to study abroad while enrolled at Hampshire College; there are many options for global learning. In any given semester, our students can be found conducting academic work, internships, and field research in six continents around the world, though that's not to exclude Antarctica as a possibility! At Hampshire, you are encouraged to plan your academic program to include a year or a semester immersion in another culture, to learn another language, and to begin preparation in your first year.
Hampshire offers a number of study abroad programs to such diverse places as Australia, Central America, China, Cuba, The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Mexico, and Scotland. Hampshire also participates in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), which hosts opportunities in 38 countries across the globe, and the Consortium for Innovative Environments and Learning (CIEL). Looking for another corner of the world to explore? Students can also choose from hundreds of programs offered by other colleges, universities, and organizations, or even design their own field study. Additionally, faculty-led field courses during January and May provide short-term study abroad opportunities. We also offer a few domestic semester exchange programs. The global education office (GEO) on campus can help a student navigate the vast array of study abroad options.