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Field Study Options

What is Field Study?

The term "field study" at Hampshire refers to an approved semester of academic work or study that must be conducted in a particular place ("field site") away from the College (international or domestic) and falls outside of the menu of Hampshire Exchange (i.e. Hampshire sponsored) programs. For general information on field study, please refer to the Academic Policies section of the student handbook or contact the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA). For instructions on documenting work completed while on field study, please refer to central records.


Students interested in international field study opportunities work with their faculty committees and the global education office (GEO) to devise the international experience most applicable to the student's concentration. This may mean enrollment in an overseas university or with a study-abroad program provider. It might also take the form of a self-designed semester of field research. After identifying the option that best meets their individual goals, students will need to visit CASA to discuss their field study plans and go through the process of filing for field study. For more information on the application process and deadlines, visit Appyling for Field Study.

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Financial Information

Students are charged a field study fee equivalent to one-third of Hampshire's semester tuition and are also responsible for the costs of their program. For detailed information visit, Finances and Funding: Field Study.


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With The Global Education Office (GEO)
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Global Education Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Fax: 413.559.6173