African and Afro-American Studies

The University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa

The University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa

There are many wonderful options all over the world for African and Afro-American Studies Majors and Minors to study abroad. This page contains information that will assist African and Afro-American Studies Majors and Minors in determining how to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.

Studying abroad allows you to explore intellectual, cultural, economic, religious, social and historical issues related to Africans and people of African descent in another country outside of the United States.

Sample of Approved Programs

Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer coursework in African and Afro-American Studies. Click on "Advanced Search" to filter options or search for unique program traits like internships or research. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where AAAS courses may be available.

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. Majors or minors 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 African and Afro-American Studies is Prof. Faith Smith. Please make an appointment with her to discuss the major and study abroad.

Receiving Credit in African and Afro-American Studies

Students wishing to receive credit in AAAS for coursework done off-campus during the academic year should discuss these plans with the study abroad liaison and when returned from abroad should complete the Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form.


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