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How to Apply


1. Explore Your Options: Familiarize yourself with the different options available to you under the Study Abroad and Domestic Options section. Don't forget to check the eligibility and application requirements of the program(s) you are interested in so that you can plan ahead.

2. Eligibility: Students must be in good academic and behavioral standing to participate in Hampshire exchange, field study or a Hampshire short-term field course.

3. Get Others on Board: Consult with the global education office (GEO), your divisional advisor, and with an advisor in CASA regarding your intentions.

4. Check Deadlines: Know the deadlines associated with Hampshire exchange programs, field study, and short-term field courses to give yourself plenty of time to prepare (meet eligibility requirements, apply for a passport, prepare all application materials, etc). Click on the options listed below to see corresponding deadlines.

5. Apply: Below, you'll find application instructions for Hampshire exchange programs, field study, and Hampshire short-term field courses.


Students can find application materials and apply to a Hampshire exchange program online using Hampshire's GlObal Experiences System (HampGOES). See below for links to HampGOES, helpful application instructions, exchange policies and tips and additional program information:

Submit all Hampshire Exchage applications by the appropriate deadline: 

         Spring term 2014: Thursday, October 10, 2013
         Fall term 2014: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Upon acceptance, you'll need to complete and return the Hampshire Exchange Program Notification Form to CASA by Hampshire's Enrollment Notification Deadline:

        Spring term 2014: Friday, November 15, 2013
        Fall term 2014: Friday, April 11, 2014


If you are doing any semester-length academic work off campus or abroad that is NOT a Hampshire exchange program, you must pick up the field study information and application forms from CASA to be signed and returned to that office by Hampshire's Enrollment Notification Deadline.

        Spring term 2014: Friday, November 15, 2013
        Fall term 2014: Friday, April 11, 2014

Going abroad for international field study? Part of this process includes coming to the global education office to discuss briefly your plans and get a staff signature (not required for U.S.-based field study). When you come to the office, please be prepared to provide the following materials:

  • Completed Field Study Application (CASA)
  • Completed Travel Waiver (CASA)
  • Emergency contact information for two parents or guardians 
  • Copy of the front page of your passport
  • Proof of international health insurance coverage (see Health and Safety for more information)


Complete required components of your short-term field course application, including any course-specific materials for each program. Course-specific materials and application instructions can be found on each short-term field course's web page, listed at January Short-Term Field Courses and May/Summer Short-Term Field Courses. Application components:

While these courses are primarily designed for Hampshire students, non-Hampshire students are eligible to apply. Please review the Policy for Participation by Non-Hampshire Students (pdf) .

Submit all application materials to GEO by the appropriate deadline.

        January 2014 Field Courses: Thursday, October 10, 2013
        May/Summer 2014 Field Courses: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Applying to a non-Hampshire program during January, summer, or other short-term study off campus or abroad? Please visit the Study Abroad and Domestic Options section for Hampshire's policies regarding this.




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Global Education Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax 413.559.6173

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