Contact Us

For more information about these programs, contact Darren Gallant '08, Assistant Director of Study Abroad or another Study Abroad staff member at 781-736-3483.

Program Contacts

Arcadia/ London Midyear
Michelle Kasmauskis, Program Manager

CET/ Florence Midyear
Jonathan Stern, Program Coordinator

Student Profiles

Heather Gitler '17 got her college academics started while in London, UK.

Zach Trotz '18 challenged himself and spent his first semester in Florence, Italy.

Past Participant Feedback

"The friends I made were wonderful and they came back to Brandeis with me, which is great!"

“I studied abroad in London in the fall and was with a group of Brandeis midyears there and we got really close. But I’m excited to meet the other freshman and students on campus.” (From Midyear students from near and far join the Brandeis family)


Have questions? Feel free to contact us or review our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Midyear Programs FAQs

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Q. Are the fall Midyear programs run by Brandeis University?
A. Coursework on the fall Midyear programs has been evaluated by the Office of Study Abroad and has been approved to transfer to credit to Brandeis University. Students must receive a grade of C- or better for the course to transfer. These programs are partners with Brandeis University and Brandeis has sent members of the Junior class on similar programs run by these partners for many years.
Q. Since I'm taking a writing course that counts as a UWS class for Brandeis, do I still complete the online writing assessment?
A. Yes, all incoming Brandeis first-years are required to take the online writing assessment before they arrive at Brandeis. You will also sign up for a UWS course for the spring semester. During course registration in the fall you will be able to remove this course.
Q. Is there financial aid available for to help offset the costs of these programs?
A. Each program offers a limited amount of scholarship that you may be eligible for. For more information, please refer to the external program advising staff.
Q. I'm an incoming international student, can I participate in these programs?
A. Yes, international students are eligible to participate in the programs in London, U.K. and Florence, Italy.
Q. Can I take courses towards a major while on this program?
A. While the courses you take may count towards a major in the long run, it is recommended that first-years concentrate on completing General University Requirements. It will not be possible to know if a course counts towards a major until you've completed the course and arrived on campus. If you have more questions, please speak with an advisor in Study Abroad.
Q. How does the transfer of credits work?
A. Brandeis has articulated specific courses from these programs for transfer. Not all courses abroad are appropriate for transfer and any questions should be directed to the the study abroad staff. All students must follow regulations related to transfer credit as outlined by the Office of the Registrar. General information about transfer credits as it pertains to Midyear students is available at this website: