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Contact J. Scott Van Der Meid, Associate Dean of Study Abroad, at svanderm@brandeis.edu.

Brandeis Exchange Programs

Brandeis University currently has four exchange programs that give Brandeis students the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or year in Asia. In return, students from these institutions also spend a semester or year studying at Brandeis University, resulting in academic, cultural, and intellectual exchange between the institutions. Brandeis University currently has exchange programs with:

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Indian Institute of Science
Korea University
National University of Singapore

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Since its inception in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has played a significant part in the cross-fertilization of Chinese and Western academic and cultural traditions. Each year, CUHK welcomes nearly 1,000 international students to study for one term or the entire academic year. Students can take university courses with local students in either English, Cantonese, or Mandarin in a variety of subject areas. Students live with one or two CUHK student(s) who have expressed special interest in having a non-CUHK roommate to enhance cultural exchange and immersion into local student life. Public transportation offers students easy access into the city to explore this global financial and cultural center.

Learn more on the CUHK Website.

Indian Institute of Science

Established in 1909 as a graduate research institution, the IISc began a 4-year undergraduate program in 2011, giving undergraduate students exposure to research opportunities and a broad curriculum in the sciences. The facilities at the IISc are very well-equipped and many national research facilities are housed there.  Academic divisions at the IISc include Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Electrical Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Mechanical Sciences.  Located on 400 lush acres in the heart of Bangalore, the Institute is a residential campus that students, faculty and staff call home. While Brandeis students have the opportunity to study science in Bangalore during the spring semester, students from the IISc perform research in labs at Brandeis during the summer.

Learn more about the Brandeis-India Science Scholars Program.

Korea University

Korea University is one of the largest, most selective, and historic universities in Korea, providing a top-quality educational experience for its students since 1905. Korea University offers a variety of courses in all professional fields and over 40% are taught in English. Known as the top-ranked "Ivy League" private university in the country, Korea University is a world-class institution featuring a dynamic educational environment, beautiful and conveniently located campus, and top-quality student facilities. It prides itself not only in being a progressive and globally conscious institution, but also one that plays a role in preserving and developing Korea's unique culture. Seoul can be easily explored by public transportation and offers activities for everyone, including museums, palaces, parks, mountains, amusement parks, and night clubs.

Learn more on the Korea University website.

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is one of the premier institutions in the Asia-Pacific Region and has developed strong educational ties with universities around the globe.  The NUS student community comprises a cosmopolitan mix of over 38,000 from 88 countries, contributing to a vibrant and thriving campus life. Students enroll directly in the university and take classes with local students. Students participating in the National University of Singapore Exchange are able to select courses from the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Computing, Design and Environment, and the Faculty of Science (NUS is an international leader in Life Sciences research). While most classes are offered in English, all students are strongly encouraged to take one course in an Asian language—Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Tamil, Thai, or Vietnamese—while enrolled in the program. Students can participate in on-campus sports and activities unique to Asia like dragon boating, cultural dance, tai chi, and table tennis, or participate in a wide variety of performance groups and other student clubs.

Learn more on the NUS Website.