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St. Petersburg, Russia

A list of approved summer programs are available here. From this list you choose advanced search and look for programs based on specific criteria. Make sure that "summer" is selected for the "Term" so you're looking for the correct programs.

All of the programs on the Summer Study Abroad Approved Program List allow you to continue your academic learning in the context of another culture and earn credit toward your degree.

There is a great diversity of programs available to Brandeis students in terms of classroom settings, housing options, course availability, location, and classmates.

Below are some featured programs with Brandeis faculty!

CET/ Summer Italian Studies in Siena, Italy with Professor Paola Servino

If you are an Italy lover, looking for immersion, CET Siena is the program for you. This is an intimate program in a small city—individual attention from staff allows students to quickly feel at home. The program is open to serious students from all schools and Italian language levels. Weekend excursions to remote spots around Siena in addition to courses take learning outside the classroom walls and into the streets of one of Italy's most charming cities.  Italian roommates and language partners offer US students an opportunity to hone their language skills. Finally, participants in this summer program will have the opportunity to volunteers for a wide range of local businesses and organizations. Students who complete the program may receive numeric credit for three Brandeis courses..

To start an application to this CET program, click here.

CET/ Summer Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing with Professor Yu Feng

CET Beijing students are fully immersed in Chinese language learning. They take a full load of intensive Chinese language classes and make exceptional strides in their language skills over the course of the term. They live with Chinese roommates, attend Chinese language excursions and abide by a full-time Chinese language pledge. This program is for serious students of all language levels, from beginners to heritage learners.

For more information about this program, please visit the online Brandeis system here. You can also speak to Professor Yu Feng or Darren Gallant in Study Abroad.

Summer Brandeis-Led Programs:

Brandeis in The Hague

Based in the university town of Leiden, the Netherlands and led by Brandeis Legal Studies Professor Richard Gaskins, this program is suited for anyone interested in human rights, global justice, or international law. The summer program allows students to take two courses over a six-week period, participate in court visits in the “international city of peace and justice,” and to partake in moot court exercises at Leiden's Grotius Center for International Legal Studies. All majors are welcome!

Brandeis in Siena

A two-course, five and a half week intensive summer program combining Studio Art and Art History in Siena, Italy. Led by Fine Arts Professor Joseph Wardwell and Professor Jonathan Unglaub in alternate years, students will take his FA 28a Painting Siena and FA 45a Early Renaissance Art in Tuscany from the Age of Dante to the Medici in collaboration with our academic partner the Siena Art Institute. See Renaissance artwork up close in museums and cathedrals, and be inspired by the Tuscan landscape just as so many artists were before you. This program fulfills the Creative Arts requirement and you do not need to be an Art major or minor to participate!

Brandeis in Copenhagen: Economics in Denmark - NEW!

A program for Economics majors to earn 80a Intermediate Microeconomics credit with Brandeis Professor Kathryn Graddy while exploring European case studies in 42b Behavioral Economics taught by local faculty in Copenhagen, Denmark. This two-course program is taught over five and a half weeks in collaboration with DIS. Note that certain prerequisites apply!