UMass Amherst International Programs Office
Studying abroad is one of the most exciting opportunities available at UMass Amherst and one of the best ways to internationalize a college education. Explore the UMass Amherst IPO web site to find answers to your study abroad questions about planning, program options, the application process, financial matters, and what UMass Amherst expects of study abroad participants.
With over 400 UMass Amherst-sponsored programs in more than 50 countries around the world, the "world awaits" each and every student. Become one of over 1000 UMass undergraduates going abroad each year.
Bard Abroad / Institute for International Liberal Education at Bard College was formed in 1998. Its mission is to advance the theory and practice of international liberal arts education.
We believe that international educational partnerships must be based on mutuality and equality, and that it is important for international exchange to occur at the undergraduate level. Our long-term partnerships are characterized by the exchange of students, faculty, and curricular elements. Comprehensive exchanges afford the best possibility for the participants, both in and out of the classroom, to enter into direct, sustained dialogue on intellectual and cultural issues–precisely the kind of international dialogue that is needed to respond to the global challenges of the twenty-first century. Unlike the unilateral “exchanges” of the past, such substantive academic partnerships foster mutual respect and understanding and enrich learning and teaching for all students and faculty at Bard and participating institutions, not just those individuals who go abroad themselves. The Institute does not seek to export American models and methods. Rather, our aim is to create dynamic relationships through which we and our partner institutions learn from each others’ ideas and experience.
The Institute’s projects are located in regions undergoing rapid political and economic transformation (currently Russia, East Central Europe, Southern Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia). Our partners are leading universities with an interest in educational reform.
Programs in St. Petersburg, Russia; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; and Budapest, Hungary have grown in the last year and now all offer academic year, semester, and summer programs. During the summer in St. Petersburg, students can participate in our intensive RSL program for either four or eight weeks, gaining the equivalent of one year of Russian language study, while in Budapest students participate in internships that are paired with a credit-bearing seminar on the third sector in Eastern Europe. This summer we will also begin a new internship program in Bishkek: Development, Sustainability and Conflict: Contemporary issues in Central Asia. As with all Bard Abroad's programs, these offer rigorous academics, language study, and cultural excursions.
We have had applicants from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the past and we are eager to continue to support your students in their explorations of other cultures and languages. [More...]
Film Studies at University of Maryland, College Park is offering a new study abroad course in film studies that goes to Bologna, Italy. Students from any university may apply.
How do we gain and maintain access to moving images? The field of film preservation has become an increasingly prominent part of film culture. Film preservation plays a vital role in the maintenance and reclamation of cinematic patrimony. Without the work that goes on at archives, the films we know and love would not be available to us. Experience film preservation first-hand in Italy. The first part of the course will be on the University of Maryland campus, followed by short excursions in the area. The second part of the course will be in Bologna, Italy.
- Participation in the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival
- Collaboration with University of Zurich students
- Exploration of the Library of Congress's film preservation facilities
- Opportunity to visit Colorlab facilities
- Visits to local cultural attractions
DEADLINE: 15 March 2013!