Brandeis Study Abroad Account
March 19, 2015: Brandeis application deadline for summer 2015 programs.
*Please note that most summer programs will have an individual deadline earlier than this date.
Learn why one Brandeis student decided to spend his summer in Ghana learning about an entirely new place.
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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 Intensive Language and Cultural Studies in Sicily, Italy with Professor Paola Servino
For students interested in an off-the beaten-path Italian experience, a summer in Catania, Sicily is an exciting possibility for you. Open to Brandeis students with at least two semesters of Italian language, this 8-week program provides the opportunity for Italian language immersion. Weekend excursions to remote spots around Sicily in addition to language practica and a history and culture course take learning outside the classroom walls and into the streets of one of Sicily's most charming cities. Italian roommates and language partners offer US students an opportunity to hone their language skills while experiencing la vita siciliana. 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 as well as Italian elective credit.
For more information about this program and how it relates to Brandeis credit, please download this PDF.
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.