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Brandeis-Led Study Abroad Programs are either faculty-led programs or programs that have faculty oversight and are sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad. Building on strong connections in India, Israel, Italy and The Netherlands, Brandeis University has developed these unique academic programs for undergraduate students. The programs embody the distinctive elements of a Brandeis education including the intense intellectual engagement students share with our cutting-edge faculty; rich experiential learning opportunities; and the university's longstanding commitment to global engagement and social justice.

Brandeis in Copenhagen

The Brandeis in Copenhagen program is a two-course, five and a half-week intensive summer program combining Microeconomic Theory and Behavioral Economics in Copenhagen, Denmark. The program is a culturally immersive, experiential learning experience where you will come in direct contact with case studies and current issues in Scandinavian Europe. You will study core economic theory and applications in the classroom, listen to speakers on European policy issues and visit places of economic interest, such as businesses, markets, and government institutions. Integration between the two courses and the field trips will provide a holistic understanding of economic issues in Scandinavian Europe, as well as a solid grounding in core economic theory. Led by Economics Professor Kathryn Graddy.

Summer, 8 credits

Brandeis in Siena

In collaboration with the Siena Art Institute, the Brandeis in Siena program is a two-course, five-week intensive summer program combining Studio Art and Art History in Siena, Italy. The English-taught program is a culturally immersive, experiential learning program where students will come in direct contact with master works of art seminal to the canon of art history and western culture. Led by Fine Arts Professor Joseph Wardwell and Art History Professor Jonathan Unglaub (alternating years).

Summer, 8 credits

Brandeis in The Hague

The Hague is an historic and world-class international center for peace and justice, making it the perfect place for studying international law and human rights issues.  Led by Legal Studies Professor Richard Gaskins, students will gain a global perspective while interacting with criminal tribunals in The Hague and working on projects that address major global issues.  Academic coursework is enhanced with frequent visits to the tribunals, workshops, and experiential practicums. (Open to non-Brandeis students)

Spring Semester, 16 credits | Summer, 8 credits

Brandeis-India Science Scholars Program

Students directly enroll in the undergraduate curriculum and study biology, chemistry, physics, math, and computer science at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, the "Silicon Valley" of India. Along with these classes taught in English by Indian faculty, students will have the opportunity to collaborate in research projects in one of the many labs on campus.

Spring Semester, 16 credits

Brandeis University-Middlebury Program in Israel

This program has been suspended for 2015-2016, and is not currently accepting applications.

One of the first, and only, full Hebrew language immersion program in Israel, students have the opportunity to enroll at Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel or to take other program-related courses. Various internship/volunteering options are available as well.   The program is designed for students to have an effective and authentic immersion experience.

Academic Year, 32 credits
Fall or Spring Semester, 16 credits