Brandeis Study Abroad Account
Office of Study Abroad
Brown 228, MS 06
Study Abroad Ambassadors
Want to learn more about studying abroad with a major or minor in Anthropology? Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador for more information.
There are many wonderful options all over the world for Anthropology majors and minors to study abroad. Many Anthropology majors and minors study abroad to gain an important cross-cultural perspectives, conduct research, work on language skills, or engage in field work. This page contains information that will assist Anthropology majors and minors determine how best to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.
1. Can I receive Anthropology credit for courses taken overseas?
Yes, if the course is taught within an anthropology department or approved by the Study Abroad Liaison as an anthropology class. In addition, a student may petition to receive anthropology credit for the major for one semester course completed at the university outside of the anthropology department and its cross-listed courses, provided that the course is clearly related to the student’s program of study. This "related course" can be taken as part of a study abroad program, with approval of the Study Abroad Liaison.
2. Is it possible to take one of the "core" Anthropology courses abroad?
We encourage students to take their core courses at Brandeis. In particular, for those contemplating study abroad, it is strongly recommended that they take their core courses before going abroad. In the special case of someone who begins the major late, permission is sometimes given to take one (but only one) of the core courses abroad.
- SIT/ Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development
- CIEE/ Language and Culture Program in Dakar
- IFSA-Butler/ Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
- SIT/ China: Language, Cultures, and Ethnic Minorities
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer Anthropology coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to find programs with internship options.
Study Abroad Liaison
To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/ minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the study abroad liaison. Anthropology majors who plan to study abroad should speak with the study abroad liaison before they go abroad, and again once they have returned from study abroad.
The liaison for Anthropology is Prof. Elizabeth Ferry.
Receiving Credit in Anthropology
Before going abroad, you can find out whether a specific course will or will not count as an Anthropology elective by speaking with the Study Abroad Liaison in Anthropology. It is strongly recommended that you do this prior to going abroad. In order to formally request Anthropology credit for the course, you must contact your Study Abroad Liaison upon your return to Brandeis and after you have received a grade for the course. The final step would be to fill out a "Petition to Request a Substitution for a Requirement." Additional information can be found on the registrar's website.
Visit the Study Abroad Financial Information page to read more about funding your study abroad experience.