The impact of our experiences abroad often reaches far beyond our time at Amherst. Sometimes we make decisions based on those experiences and all they taught us. Alumni profiles feature Amherst alumni whose study abroad experiences significantly impacted their life path—whether it was a change of major, their career path, where they landed after Amherst, or even who they married.

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Alumni Profiles

  • Sherman Katz ’65

    Sherman Katz ’65

    Interviewed by Konso Mbakire ’18       On Tuesday, March 28th 2017, the Amherst College Global Education Office had the pleasure of welcoming Sherman Katz, Class of ’65, to our campus. In his day, Amherst looked very different; it had a core curriculum, no women, and no study abroad office. He found out about a year-long study abroad program in Sweden but there was no Study Abroad system in place to accommodate his desire. So he petitioned his program, …Continue Reading »