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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!

Brandeis Summer Program in The Hague, The Netherlands with Professor Richard Gaskins

Are you interested in international law and global governance? Students in this program will explore first-hand how international courts confront a range of global problems by meeting with judges, advocates, and academic specialists for a broad survey of the international legal process. The curriculum combines coursework, field visits to international courts, and interactive workshops with court advocates and international lawyers. Students will live in the adjacent university town of Leiden and will have direct access to major tribunals sitting in The Hague, including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and special war-crimes tribunals.

More information on this exciting option is available on The Hague Program page.

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.