Life in DC...
Life in our national capitol can be a very rewarding experience. Come learn more about the various program offerings by scheduling an appointment with one of the staff in our office.
In addition to studying abroad, Brandeis University students also have the opportunity to participate on semester programs at the following institutions based in the United States.
For the most part, students studying off-campus follow the same guidelines as students studying abroad. Please read the Getting Started, Application Process and Financial Information sections carefully.
If you would like to get Brandeis credit or use courses for requirements from a summer study at an American university or program here in the United States, you should fill out the Summer School Credit Petition from the Office of the Registrar.
Approved U.S. Programs
American University - Washington Semester
Study in our nation's capitol and learn about how our national government and locally based organizations function. Combined course work and a part-time, non-paid academic internship. There are several different approved internship programs to choose from:
The O'Neill National Theater Institute
Study theatre for a semester at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. The program combines semester courses, workshops and a two week trip abroad. Each semester ends with a final project. Note: Only the NTI program in CT is approved.
Woods Hole Biological Laboratory
(Semester in Environmental Science) Fall Only
The Semester in Environmental Science program is dedicated to providing undergraduates with an opportunity to learn about ecosystems and conduct environmental research with some of the top scientists in the field. This is a Fall semester only option. Students are chosen through a competitive application process.
SEA Semester at Woods Hole
The Sea Semester program is dedicated to providing undergraduates with a challenging academic program in ocean studies that combines the world of marine science with an offshore sailing and research experience. Students are chosen through a competitive application process.
Other U.S. Institutions
Students may not petition to study at another institution in the United States other than those listed above. Students seeking an experiential learning opportunity away from Brandeis for a semester are encouraged to meet with a member of the study abroad staff to explore what possibilities exist in either the semester or summer time frames.