Hampshire is a private coeducational college with an approximate enrollment of 1,350. Founded in 1965 as a bold new venture in liberal arts education, Hampshire College began with a compelling belief that the most meaningful and lasting education is shaped by a student’s own interests. Further, the student should play a role in directing not just the content of his or her education, but also the means. Education is not something imposed upon a student, but a process that each student initiates and actively pursues. Students who are a fit for Hampshire tend to be intellectually curious, imaginative, and passionate learners. They are self-directed, persistent, creative, share a desire to engage in collaborative and independent work, and are willing to assume substantial responsibility for their own education. 

Some of the features that distinguish Hampshire from more traditional liberal arts colleges include student-designed academic concentrations, an active, collaborative, inquiry-based pedagogy, an interdisciplinary curriculum, faculty advisor committees, and small class sizes.  Facilities include a multi-sport center, a working farm and agricultural research station, a performing arts center, and a two-story, integrated greenhouse and aquaculture facility (the largest in the northeast). To learn a little more about the Hampshire experience, view This is Hampshire: An Introduction to Hampshire College.

Hampshire is a member of the Five College Consortium, which includes Smith, Amherst, Mt. Holyoke Colleges and University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The Five College Consortium offers thousands of academic and social resources. Students can take courses across the campuses, join student organizations, use libraries, and more. Students have access to a free bus system that goes to all of the colleges. To gain insight into the Five College Consortium, view Five College Consortium video.

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    Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

    Hampshire College is a small residential campus located on 800 acres of open and wooded land in Amherst, Massachusetts – about 90 miles west of Boston and 160 miles from New York City. Amherst is a historic and picturesque town nestled in the lush and fertile Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. Home to two colleges and a large public university, it is a community rich with diverse cultural events and educational opportunities. Its thriving town center offers restaurants, cafes, bookstores, museums, a cinema arts center, outdoor festivals and arts and craft fairs.  Hampshire is a residential learning community where 95 percent of the students live on campus. There are many ways to get involved in the dynamic and intellectual community environment. Hampshire regularly hosts guest lectures, speaker and film series events to complement the academic curriculum. The Student Life website offers robust information about student groups, centers and activities.

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Bailey Wiles 703-504-9978 | BWiles@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Engagement Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. Contact me at any point in your search process and we’ll work together to find programs that match your interests and academic needs. When you reach out, be sure to include the name of your home university in your email. Follow me on Facebook @bwilesisep for scholarship announcements, application advice and my on-campus visits and events schedule. I look forward to working with you!

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https://www.facebook.com/hampshirecollege

https://twitter.com/hampshirecolg

Terms

Fall Semester (August - December)

Summer (June - August)

Spring Semester (January - May)

Calendar Year (January - December)

Academic Year (August - May)

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ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Bailey Wiles 703-504-9978 | BWiles@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Engagement Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. Contact me at any point in your search process and we’ll work together to find programs that match your interests and academic needs. When you reach out, be sure to include the name of your home university in your email. Follow me on Facebook @bwilesisep for scholarship announcements, application advice and my on-campus visits and events schedule. I look forward to working with you!