Approved Programs

The Brandeis University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee has approved over 60 off-campus study programs in about 20 countries. Summer study abroad programs allow for students to earn academic credit, gain new skills, experience new cultures, and not miss any opportunities during the academic year on campus. Program options provide a great diversity to Brandeis students in terms of classroom settings, housing options, course availability, location, and classmates.

Select a region below for the list of programs approved by Brandeis or use the searchable Brandeis Study Abroad Approved List and enter "summer" as the term to pull only summer approved programs.

Programs in Australia/Pacific Islands Programs in Asia Programs in the Middle East Programs in Africa Programs in Europe Programs in Latin America

Featured Programs with Brandeis Faculty

Siena, Italy cityscape

Siena, Italy

Photo Credit: Eve Litvak '16

CET/ Summer Italian Studies in Siena, Italy

With Professor Paola Servino

If you love Italy and are looking for immersion, CET Siena is the program for you. This is an intimate program in a small city—individual attention from staff allows students to quickly feel at home. The program is open to serious students from all schools and Italian language levels. Weekend excursions to remote spots around Siena, in addition to Italian language and elective courses, take learning outside the classroom walls and into the streets of one of Italy's most charming cities.  Italian roommates and language partners offer US students an opportunity to hone their language skills. Finally, participants in this summer program will have the opportunity to volunteer for a wide range of local businesses and organizations. Students who complete the program may receive numeric credit for three Brandeis courses.


The Forbidden City; Beijing, China

CET/ Summer Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing

With Professor Yu Feng

CET Beijing students are fully immersed in Chinese language learning. They take a full load of intensive Chinese language classes and make exceptional strides in their language skills over the course of the summer term. They live with Chinese roommates, attend Chinese language excursions and abide by a full-time Chinese language pledge. This program is for serious students of all language levels, from beginners to heritage learners.

For more information about the program, you can also speak to Professor Yu Feng or Alisha Cardwell in Study Abroad.

Summer Brandeis-Led Programs

Tulips in The Hague

Brandeis in The Hague

Based in the university town of Leiden, the Netherlands and led by Brandeis University Legal Studies Professor Richard Gaskins, this program is suited for anyone interested in human rights, global justice, or international law. The summer program allows students to take two courses over a six-week period, participate in court visits in the “international city of peace and justice,” and partake in moot court exercises at Leiden's Grotius Center for International Legal Studies. All majors are welcome!

A student and professor speaking outside in Siena, Italy

Brandeis in Siena

Brandeis in Siena is a two-course, five and a half week, intensive summer program combining Studio Art and Art History in Siena, Italy. Led by Fine Arts Professors Joseph Wardwell and Jonathan Unglaub in alternate years, students will take FA 28a Painting Siena and FA 45a Early Renaissance Art in Tuscany from the Age of Dante to the Medici in collaboration with our academic partner, the Siena Art Institute. See Renaissance artwork up close in museums and cathedrals, and be inspired by the Tuscan landscape just as so many artists were before you. This program fulfills the Creative Arts requirement and you do not need to be an Art major or minor to participate!

A row of houses on the canal in Copenhagen

Brandeis in Copenhagen: Economics in Denmark

Brandeis in Copenhagen is a program for Economics students to earn credit with Brandeis Economics faculty and local faculty in Copenhagen, Denmark. View the summer course information on the Brandeis in Copenhagen page. This two-course program is taught over five and a half weeks in collaboration with DIS Study abroad. Note that certain prerequisites apply.