UMass offers many ways to get involved with the community and carve out the path that will lead you to your goals, academic and otherwise.
Check out the programs below for ways to engage both in and out of the classroom while pursuing your interests, building professional skills, and satisfying academic requirements:
Five College Interchange
Enroll in courses at one of the local colleges: Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, or Smith. There is no extra cost associated with this.
Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
Find opportunities to connect classroom experiences with meaningful work on campus and in local communities.
Study abroad can be your ticket to learning about different cultures, countries, and foreign languages. You’ll also learn a lot about yourself in the process.
Study at one of over 180 participating colleges and universities across the country.
The International Scholars Program
The International Scholars Program (ISP) integrates international studies coursework with study abroad interests.
Office of Undergraduate Research and Studies (OURS)
Find research and scholarly opportunities on and off campus for any semester or summer session. All majors are welcome!
Find events, organizations, and updates on campus activities.
If I’m interested in a program, who can help me learn more?
Each program listed on this page has advisors and staff who can guide your decision-making. Visit the pages listed above, or send an email to the program staff.
How do I learn about other opportunities?
Pick a few activities that match your interests and try them out.
I’m feeling overwhelmed. What do I do?
Don’t let the number of UMass opportunities intimidate you. Remember that every chance you take on getting involved can lead to new skills, friends, and experiences.