Spanish Studies Abroad 2014 Board of Advisors Meeting

November 7, 2014 ~ Amherst, MA

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Invitation - Members of the Board of Advisors

Spanish Studies Abroad invites representatives of our 82 affiliated colleges and universities to celebrate 45 years of quality educational programming in Spanish.  To mark this occasion, we invite you to dialogue with the Spanish Studies Abroad Academic Department, including seven on-site Resident Directors, at the upcoming 2014 Board of Advisors Meeting on November 7 at our U.S. headquarters in Amherst, Massachusetts. We will be discussing topics related to Spanish Studies Abroad programming and will address additional topics of interest to you. If you have specific topics to address at the meeting, please let us know in your registration.

NEW! Please click here to view a copy of the agenda for Friday's meeting.

 The one-day meeting will take place at the Amherst Woman's Club, just a short walk from the Spanish Studies Abroad main office. For those of you arriving early on Thursday, November 6, we encourage you to take advantage of the cultural richness that Amherst offers by visiting a few museums. We also encourage you to stop by our office located at 446 Main Street. A welcome cocktail will be held Thursday from 5-7 pm at the Amherst Woman's Club; a reception will be held Friday evening, after the meeting, at the Lord Jeffrey Inn.

 We hope that you can take advantage of this opportunity to meet our staff and learn more about programming and plans for the future.

Things to Do in Amherst

Emily Dickinson Museum
Amherst College Museum of Natural History
Mead Art Museum
Amherst History Museum at the Strong House
Amherst Vistor Information - Chamber of Commerce

Lodging Options: Updated with new, important information!

Code expired for Hotel UMass group rate. Please call for availability. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel UMass for Thursday the 6th and Friday the 7th at the special rate of $145 a night. To get this rate, please mention the group code of SS14C at the time of making your reservation. The Hotel UMass is a 20-minute walk from Spanish Studies Abroad and the Amherst Women's Club, or a short 5-minute drive.

The Hotel UMass
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003
(877) 822-2110

The Amherst Inn 
257 Main St. 
Amherst, MA 01002
Rates: Single: $150 per night. 

UPDATE as of July 30, 2014: The Amherst Inn only has availability for Thursday, November 6.

The Lord Jeffery Inn
30 Boltwood Ave
Amherst, MA 01002
Rates: Ranges from $166 - $228 per night. In downtown Amherst, a short walk from Spanish Studies Abroad.

UPDATE as of July 30, 2014: The Lord Jeffrey is completely booked for Friday, November 7th. It has very limited availability for Thursday, November 6th. 

Other Accommodations

Marriott Courtyard
423 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 256-5454
2 miles from Amherst

UPDATE as of July 30, 2014: The Marriott is completely booked for Friday, November 7th. It has limited availability for Thursday, November 6th. 

Holiday Inn Express
400 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 582-0002
2 miles from Amherst

UPDATE as of July 30, 2014: The Holiday Inn has very limited availability for both nights. 


Thursday, November 6

3pm: Begin check-in at Bed & Breakfast or local hotel
3-5 pm: Open House at Spanish Studies Abroad, 446 Main St, Amherst and free time around Amherst
5-7pm: Welcome Reception – Amherst Woman’s Club. Join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres

Friday, November 7

The Board Meeting will take place at the Amherst Woman’s Club, 35 Triangle Street, Amherst
8:30 am: Meet at the Amherst Woman’s Club for Coffee & Pastries
9 am- 12:30 pm: Board Meetings, Amherst Woman’s Club
12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch, Amherst Women’s Club
1:30-5pm: Board Meetings, Amherst Woman’s Club
7:00 pm: Dinner at the Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst

Travel to Amherst

By Air

The nearest airport is Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, CT, which is approximately 45 minutes south of Amherst. Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is an option as well, and is about 90 minutes east of Amherst. Both airports have rental car facilities and access to shuttle services.

Shuttle Services - Typical shuttle rates from Bradley Airport to Amherst are $50 each way.

Valley Transporter provides shuttle service between Amherst and nearby airports and train stations. or call (800) 872-8752 or (413) 253-1350 for information on rates, schedules and reservations.

Seemo Shuttle also provides service in Amherst and to/from Bradley, Logan and JFK airports. Call (800) 908-2829 or visit their website to make reservations.

 By Train

Amtrak has limited service to Amherst and extensive service to Springfield, Massachusetts, just 30 minutes from Amherst. The Amherst Amtrak station is directly in front of Spanish Studies Abroad.

 By Bus

Peter Pan Bus Lines, in partnership with Greyhound, has regular service to Amherst.

 By Car

For specific driving directions to Amherst please refer to an online map site such as Google Maps.

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