Frequently Asked Questions

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Why study abroad in The Hague?

Brandeis University has established its own study abroad program in this famous Dutch city, known as the “international city of peace and justice.” The Hague is home to international courts and tribunals, and to a lively community of human rights organizations and research institutions. Students live right within The Hague and engage with global networks of justice, reaching out to all parts of the world.

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What is a typical day like in The Hague?

No two days are alike in The Hague. The program will consist of class lectures, institutional visits, group cultural activities and meals, independent exploration, and guest lectures. Some of these have included the following over past years:

  • The Organization for the Prohibition of Weapons
  • Former Secretary General of NATO, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
  • Judge Kimberly Prost, ICC
  • Professor William Schabas, world famous lecturer on Human Rights and International Criminal Law
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What is the academic focus in The Hague?

This is an interdisciplinary program open to all Brandeis undergraduates and undergraduate students enrolled at colleges outside of Brandeis. Developed by International & Global Studies (IGS) and Legal Studies, it offers courses tailored to the liberal arts curriculum and a diversity of majors, along with a field practicum based in the international courts and Hague justice networks.

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Does the program operate only in the summer?

Yes, Brandeis in The Hague is available in summer.

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How long does the summer program run?

The summer program runs for six weeks (early June through mid-July) offering 8 Brandeis credits. Courses and workshops place special focus on the international criminal courts.

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What is the deadline for studying abroad in the summer

For Summer 2019, the deadline is March 7, 2019. Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis until the closing deadline.

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Are Brandeis faculty involved in teaching in The Hague?

The program is designed and supervised by Brandeis faculty. During the summer Brandeis faculty teach alongside cooperating faculty from the Grotius Centre.

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Where can I get more information about Brandeis in The Hague?

This website has all the information about study in The Hague for the summer program. Please also feel free to contact Professor Melissa Stimell in Legal Studies or Michelle Ranieri in the Office of Study Abroad if you have any questions.