guidelines for choosing COURSES for study abroad
- Study abroad is an academic semester and students are expected to be full-time students abroad and to transfer back the equivalent of at least four Hamilton credits.
- Remember that Hamilton students are required to enroll in one course each semester in the language of any non-English speaking country in which they study (one course in Danish, Czech, Swahili, etc.).
- Consider courses you must take (for example to fulfill a requirement for your concentration or minor), country-specific courses you want to take (for example a national history or literature course), and courses that complement Hamilton course offerings (for example, courses in subfields of your discipline that may not be offered at Hamilton).
- Choose courses that are substantially similar to Hamilton courses in terms of content. They may match a Hamilton course closely enough to be counted as its equivalent, or they may simply be rigorous, liberal arts courses in a discipline taught at the College.
- Be aware that Hamilton DOES NOT award transfer credit for non-liberal arts courses. Transfer credit is rarely awarded for courses in business, advertising, management, accounting, law or journalism or for "practice" courses such as television production for example.