Research/Independent Study

Find your best fit! A sample of semester programs with a focus on research and independent study:

Exchange (Hampshire-sponsored programs)

Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL)

Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS)

Hampshire in China

Hampshire in Havana, Cuba

Hampshire in Berlin, Germany

Semester in Environmental Science (SES)

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

Field Study (Non-Hampshire-sponsored programs)

Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL)





  • Kandy, Sri Lanka: ISLE


Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

School for Field Studies (SFS)

SIT Study Abroad

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

Discover more opportunities

The programs listed above are a sample of your options and are intended as inspiration from which to begin the search for YOUR “Best Fit” program. Students are encouraged to explore all opportunities that match their personal and academic goals.

Consider a Short-Term Option
2-4 weeks off-campus study in the U.S. or abroad
Explore Hampshire's short-term field courses to see if a course is being offered in your field of study this year.
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