The University of Massachusetts Amherst

International Engagement Opportunities

University of Cape Town (Faculty)

The UMass College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) has a dedicated study abroad program at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. This is taught by a combination of UCT and UMass faculty and courses will include students from both institutions. Through this program, UMass faculty have an opportunity to spend time at UCT, teaching a course during 3 week long intensive summer sessions. Travel and accommodations will be provided by UMass, and the instructor can decide whether to be compensated with payment for the additional teaching or, with permission of the department, with teaching credit to count as part of their normal teaching load. Several SBS faculty will be teaching in Cape Town in spring/summer 2018. If you are interested in participating in future years, please fill out this form with your preferences.

Chinese University of Hong Kong (Faculty and Graduate Students)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one of our partner institutions in the Worldwide Universities Network, offers opportunities for faculty and graduate students to participate in short term-visits to pursue collaborative research with CUHK faculty. Visiting researchers may participate in academic activities of an exploratory and developmental nature, including but not limited to, developing research collaborations with CUHK faculty members, delivering seminars, and engaging in academic exchanges and meetings with faculty members and students of CUHK.

Information for faculty 

Information for graduate students

Oxford Summer Seminar (Faculty)

Now entering its fifty-first year, the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Summer Seminar at Trinity College, Oxford is one of the oldest American summer programs at Oxford University. It is still guided by its original intention: to introduce a wide range of students to the best of Oxford University's academic and social traditions. Participants also have the opportunity to explore England and Europe, both on their own and on Friday field trips. To inquire about teaching opportunities for UMass faculty, please contact Professor Jenny Adams.

University Studies Abroad Program (Faculty)

Professors from the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Affiliate Universities have the unique opportunity to support the USAC mission and internationalize their home universities by teaching abroad. Visiting Professors establish contacts with foreign colleagues, enhance their own foreign language acquisition, strengthen and support international education and study abroad on campus, diversify course curriculum, and develop international relationships for research and other purposes. Eligibility and application information can be found here.

European Field Studies Program (Graduate Students)

The UMass Field Program in European Studies was created in 1969-1970 and is unique in the country. Its primary goals are to encourage the anthropological study of European societies broadly conceived and to provide students with an opportunity to learn fieldwork techniques, research design, grant writing, and data analysis in a supervised setting. This three-course program is ideal for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates. By launching themselves early and intensively into guided field research, students gain international research experience as well as valuable grant writing skills that make them more successful in advanced graduate research in anthropology as well as other related professional careers. Participation is open to students in all subfields of anthropology and other disciplines. For more information, please contact Professor Elizabeth Krause.