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The Summer 2013 application deadline has been extended until March 28, 2013!
The Office of Study Abroad will administer the on-line application and student selection process in accord with the regular Summer Study Abroad process. There are no pre-requisites for this program in international law or global governance, but students will be able to build on previous study in a wide range of major and minor fields. Any student will be eligible to participate in this program as long as they are not on judicial or academic probation.
The intended target audience for this program is wide, including students studying across the disciplines with a curiosity in global justice. Students with an interest in Legal Studies; International and Global Studies; International Relations; Social Justice and Social Policy, Politics; and Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies may be particularly well-suited for this program, though all are welcome to apply. The program is also open to students enrolled at colleges and universities outside of Brandeis.
The application deadline for summer 2013 is March 15, 2013.
Applications must be submitted on-line by NOON on the stated deadline.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis until the closing deadline.
Students are encouraged to apply well before the admissions deadline. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis so applying early is to everyone's advantage. Provided spaces are still available, applications will be reviewed up until the deadline. The Brandeis in The Hague website will contain information in the event that the program reaches student capacity before the admissions deadline.
Non-Brandeis Students can apply too!
Before applying to the Brandeis in The Hague program, you will need to follow these steps:
1. Attend a study abroad information session.
2. Fill out the Study Abroad Advising and Goals Questionnaire. This will help the staff in our office get to know you and your needs for study abroad. It will also help you set goals and expectations for your time off-campus. By completing this questionnaire, you will be placed on our listserv to be advised of study abroad events and deadlines. Please note that you must complete this questionnaire before you will have access to the Brandeis study abroad application.
3. Schedule a meeting with a study abroad staff member to discuss your academic and personal goals for studying abroad on The Brandeis in The Hague program. When you come to this meeting, please make sure you have reviewed the information online thoroughly and have filled out the Study Abroad Advising and Goals Questionnaire. After this meeting you will be able to access the online application. In the meantime, however, you can start working on the application materials outline below. To schedule a meeting, please call 781-736-3483.
Non-Brandeis Students can apply too! Before applying to the program, we encourage you to follow these steps:
1. Thoroughly read the Brandeis in The Hague section of our website.
2. Contact the Office of Study Abroad at Brandeis University to express your interest in the program.
3. Speak with your home institution's study abroad office, academic advisor or dean to discuss your intent for study abroad.
The Brandeis in The Hague Application consists of:
- Application Questionnaire:
- Signature Documents:
- Application Photo Statement
- Brandeis in The Hague Statement of Agreement
- Material Submission:
- Passport copy (valid for six months after the close of the program)
- Home Institution Approval Form (for Non-Brandeis Students Only)
- Transcript (for Non-Brandeis Students Only)
- Informal Interview:
- Students may be contacted to schedule an interview once their application is complete.
Before accessing the online study abroad application, you can begin the process by starting on the following application pieces.
Application Statement for Brandeis in The Hague
In an application essay of 500 words, examine why you would like to participate in the Brandeis in The Hague Program. Be sure to address the following points in your response:
- What do you hope to gain as a participant on the Program?
- How do your goals for the Program relate to your overall academic plan?
- How have you prepared yourself academically for the Program?
- What do you think you will contribute to the Brandeis in The Hague learning community?
- Describe the challenges you imagine you will face while living and studying in a different culture and give concrete examples of how you will deal with these challenges.
Please upload a pdf of your resume in the online application. The application review committee uses the resume to learn more about you and all of your experiences, commitments and interests to date. The rest of your application focuses exclusively on your academic history and future plans as they relate to study abroad. Your resume allows the committee to understand the rest of your skills, experiences, and achievements.
Enhance your application by thoughtfully expressing your leadership, volunteer and work experience on your resume. With the right preparation and expert feedback you can stand out in the crowd. Learn about how to structure and write a resume from the Hiatt Career Center's online workshop, view samples on their website and access a user-friendly software program, Optimal Resume, to create a clear, professional resume.
Once you've drafted your resume: have it reviewed and preferably approved by the Hiatt Career Center or your home institution's career center.
You must submit one recommendation from a faculty member. In the online application you can email a request for a faculty member to fill out a recommendation form. However, since this email is automatically generated through the on-line system, we suggest that you first personally contact your recommender and inform him/her that he/she will receive the email request from the Office of Study Abroad. Please note that the committee will not accept a letter from a high school teacher.
If you have already requested a letter from a professor, your professor can simply paste that letter into our online recommendation form. Alternatively, you may have him/her submit it to our office via Campus Mail or through an email attachment to email@example.com.
The application will be read by the admissions committee within a few weeks of receipt of the complete application. You will receive an admissions decision soon after the application is reviewed.