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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.
Sample of Approved Programs with Anthropology Coursework
- SIT/ Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development - Valparaiso, Chile
- CIEE/ Language and Culture Program in Dakar - Dakar, Senegal
- IFSA-Butler/ Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán - Merida, Mexico
- SIT/ Viet Nam: Culture, Social Change, and Development - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer Anthropology coursework. 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 ANTH 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. 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.
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 the Petition to Request a Substitution for a Requirement form.
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.
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.