Brandeis Study Abroad Account
Yuki Wiland '15 spent a semester in Thailand studying public health. Learn more about her experience here.
Study Abroad Ambassadors
Want to learn more about studying abroad? Contact the Study Abroad Ambassadors for student advice and perspectives.
Health: Science, Society, and Policy
The Health: Science, Society and Policy (HSSP) program encourages HSSP majors and minors to engage in study abroad programs. Each year, approximately 1/3rd of HSSP students participate in such programs. While some HSSP students do not take health-related courses abroad, others go abroad to expand their perspectives on health and health care as well as cultural differences in understandings of health, illness, and well-being. Many programs offer a health-related iinternship and field experience components that engage students in experiential learning and fulfill the HSSP hands-on-experience (HOE) requirement. In recent years, HSSP students has gone to Brazil, Chile, Denmark, England, Geneva, India, Kenya, South Africa, Spain, and numerous other countries for their life-enriching study abroad experiences.
If you are interested in exploring our Study Abroad options,
review "Get Started,"
speak with an Office of Study Abroad advisor, and
once you have decided on which program(s) to apply to, then speak with our HSSP Study Abroad Liaison.
A conversation with the HSSP Study Abroad Liaison helps to ensure that your proposed plan of study will allow you to finish your major/minor requirements on time. Our Study Abroad Liaison’s role is to:
review and, if appropriate, approve the Academic Proposal of Study Form for all HSSP majors and minors,
assist majors with their academic choices and help answer any questions about receiving major credit while abroad, and
to review and, if appropriate, pre-approve HSSP related-course work, including HOE, for HSSP credit.
For 2015-2016, Prof. Sarah Curi will serve as our Study Abroad Liaison.
Receiving Credit in HSSP | Funding Information|
- DIS/ Medical Practice and Policy
- CIEE/ Summer Community Public Health Program
Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Boston University/ Geneva Internship Program, Public Health Track
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer HSSP coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to find programs with HOE options.
Before going abroad: If you are a HSSP major who wants to receive HSSP credit for your study abroad work, then you must seek written pre-approval from the Study Abroad Liaison.
After returning from abroad: Complete the online Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form, or if petitioning for HOE credit, the Substitution Request for HSSP Hands-On-Experience to request final approval.
The Alberta Gotthardt and Henry Strage International Scholarship supports students wishing to study abroad in a developing country outside of the U.S., Canada or western Europe.
Visit the Study Abroad Financial Information page to read more about funding your study abroad experience.