Contact Us/ After Hours Emergency

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Our staff and contact information can be found on the Contact page.

In case of an emergency after normal office hours that affects the health and safety of a Brandeis student studying abroad, please contact the Brandeis University Office of Public Safety at 781-736-3333 and ask to have a study abroad staff member contacted regarding the emergency.

Study Abroad 101 for Families Webinar

In January 2017 we presented a webinar on study abroad for families. Click below to watch it! Please note you will be required to register and then it will take you directly to the recorded presentation.


You can view the presentation slides here.

Family Guide for Study Abroad

Click to read our Family Guide for Study Abroad at Brandeis University. It contains a helpful timeline on when to help support your student!

Family Guide to Study Abroad

Facebook instagram icon

Information for Families



This page is a portal to a large amount of useful information for families of Brandeis students. If you can't find the information you're looking for, please feel free to contact us.

Common topics relevant to families:

Resources for Families:
There are many helpful resources for families available to you. We recommend reviewing the website of your student's study abroad program as many will have a parent/family section with helpful information. There are also resources online and while not every aspect of each one applies for your student, they can still be helpful. A recent publication, "A Parent Guide to Study Abroad" or the Spanish version "Guía para padres sobre estudios en el extranjero" published by the Institute of International Education, is one place to start.

Health & Safety
Prior to going abroad, students and their families should assess the potential health and safety risks that may come with study or travel abroad. Families should contact their student's study abroad program to learn about the safety protocols currently in place for that program. Additionally, the U.S. State Department has valuable country-specific information at

Passports and Visas
Your student is responsible for ensuring he/she has all the proper documentation needed to travel to and stay in his or her host country as a student. Their study abroad program will be one of the most helpful sources of information on exactly what is required. Please encourage them to begin the application process early. More information is available at

Billing Information
Information about current billing policies regarding study abroad can be found on our Billing page.

For a billing overview, we've posted this previously recorded and helpful video Study Abroad Funding Webinar for Families available here: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3.

Download our handout on the Billing Process for Students Studying Abroad. This sheet will assist in answering questions about what each student needs to do by the end of the semester before departing for abroad.

Financial Aid
Information about current financial aid policies regarding study abroad can be found on our Financial Aid page.

Earning Brandeis Credit
If you or your student have questions about how to earn Brandeis credit while studying abroad or on what types of courses count for Brandeis credit, this section of our website explains how to obtain Brandeis credit while abroad.

Should you have further questions after reviewing the information on this site, please do not hesitate to contact us.