Hamilton sponsors or is affiliated with study abroad programs in China, France, and Spain, and off-campus study programs in New York City, Washington, D.C., and at the New England Center for Children in Boston. Students may also choose from more than 100 additional programs approved by the College.

You must meet certain requirements to be eligible to study abroad.

Students from a wide variety of concentrations are able to incorporate at least one semester of off-campus study into their academic programs. Not only humanities and social science concentrators, but also students majoring in the sciences and arts can find high-quality programs that will meet their academic needs.

All study abroad requires planning, but students in some departments may find that fulfilling their requirements on campus and/or transferring credit from study abroad for their concentration requires particularly early planning. Look at information from areas of study of interest to you to learn what their concentrators need to know to study abroad.

See concentration requirements

I want to participate in a program that’s not pre-approved. How do I complete a petition form?

Students are responsible for reviewing the Transferred Credit Policies and Procedures for Matriculated Hamilton Students.

Please refer to the Hamilton College Catalogue for information about guidelines and transferring credits.

Hamilton’s study abroad fee is $1500 per semester program. A student participating in a single, full-year program will be charged $2000 for the academic year, divided equally each semester. This fee does not apply to Hamilton programs.

Hamilton provides support before, during, and after a student&rsquos experience abroad. This support includes maintaining an off-campus study resource center, advising at all stages of the study abroad experience, processing applications and leave of absence declarations, transferring financial aid, transferring credit, travel health services, and support for course registration and housing arrangements for the semester the student returns. Students also maintain access to library resources, academic advisor and departmental resources, and technology resources such as their Hamilton email account.

Study abroad programs set their own tuition and fees. Information about tuition and fees is available on the individual program websites. Make sure to check for this information as part of your research when searching for a program.

The program’s “comprehensive fee” will often include tuition and housing, but there will be other expenses beyond that fee. Please read the fine print in order to understand what is included in the comprehensive fee. Some programs don’t include housing or food in their comprehensive fee, which means you”ll want to take those expenses into consideration as well. Other expenses you may be responsible for are the program deposit, airfare, in-country travel, books. Make sure that you and anyone providing financial support for you understand what is covered by your program fee.

Billing is coordinated by Hamilton’s bursar regardless of the institutional sponsor for the off-campus program. Financial Aid recipients will have your financial aid applied directly against your off-campus study program costs. Your expected family contribution will be the same as it would be if you were taking classes on campus. 


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