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Applying for Field Study

Students doing Non-Hampshire sponsored course-based and self-designed programs must file to be on field study by the appropriate enrollment notification deadline

Hampshire Enrollment Notification Deadlines

  • Spring term 2017: Friday, November 11, 2016
  • Fall term 2017: Friday, April 7, 2017

Filing for Field Study at Hampshire

  • Course-based and Self-designed Field Study Application forms are available from the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA)
  • The Procedures for Filing for Field Study are also available through CASA.
  • Students going abroad for international field study are required to make an appointment with the global education office (GEO) to discuss field study plans and get a staff signature. The following materials and information are required in order to receive a signature of approval from GEO:
    • Completed Field Study Application (CASA) and detailed program information
    • Completed Travel Waiver (CASA)
    • Completed online program profile in the Travel Registry section of HampGOES (Hampshire’s Global Experience System)
    • Copy of the front page of your passport
    • Proof of international health insurance coverage

Program Specific Deadlines and Requirements

Many field study programs (including applying to an overseas university, a study abroad program provider, or internship program) will have their own application requirements and deadlines. These steps can be completed before or after Hampshire’s Enrollment Notification deadline. 

Applications often include the following:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcript
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • "Institutional Approval Form" or "Study Abroad Adviser Approval Form." This form should typically be completed by global education office staff, not a faculty adviser
  • Application fee

Field Study Options

Stay In Touch
With The Global Education Office (GEO)
Snail Mail
Global Education Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone + Email
413.559.5542
Fax: 413.559.6173
geo@hampshire.edu