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Hampshire Exchange Programs

These programs have either been designed by Hampshire faculty or were created through an affiliation with an academic institution. With approval from your committee and advisor, your enrollment in semester exchange will be accepted as a substantial part of your divisional work and counted as if you had been at Hampshire for the semester. For more information about the process of documenting a semester on exchange on your transcript, please refer to central records.

International Exchange Programs

Students may choose from Hampshire exchange programs in Australia, Central America, China, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Scotland, and many other locations around the world through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).

Domestic Exchange Programs

In addition to these international exchange programs, Hampshire also has exchange programs in the U.S.: Semester for Environmental Science Program in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL).


Division II and 1st semester Division III students are eligible to participate (program-specific restrictions may apply). In addition, students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to qualify for a semester of exchange. Detailed information on Hampshire eligibility requirements and policies is available under the Eligibility Requirements in the Exchange, Field Study, and Short-term Field Course section of the Hampshire College Handbook.

Costs and Financial Aid

Students who participate in a Hampshire exchange program are charged Hampshire College tuition for that semester. Room, board, and other fees vary by program; see details for each program listed on the left side of this page or contact the global education office.

Financial aid students who enroll in exchange are able to continue to receive aid; see the financial aid office's website for more information about the specifics of financial aid for Hampshire exchange.

Travel stipends may be awarded to offset the cost of airfare. Visas, books, and spending money are the responsibility of the student.

Find Out More

For more detailed information regarding Hampshire exchange programs, click on the country of interest at the left or stop by the global education office during open hours. You may also investigate International Field Study programs for alternative study abroad options.


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