Brandeis Study Abroad Account
Office of Study Abroad
Usdan 127, MS 073
Sachar Inernational Center, MS 021
Study Abroad Ambassadors
Want to learn more about studying abroad? Contact the students below for more information.
Tarini Nalwa is a senior majoring in Economics and International and Global Studies and minoring in Art History. She is originally from India, but has lived all over the world, including Dubai, Singapore, Taiwan, the UK and now the United States. Tarini studies abroad at the University College London in London, England during the spring semester.
There are many wonderful options all over the world for Economics Majors to study abroad. This page contains information that will assist Economics Majors in determining how to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.
Generally, students who study abroad for one semester have no difficulty completing the Economics major. Those who choose to study abroad for an entire year may need to work with their advisor or the Study Abroad Liaison to develop a plan that will allow them to finish the major on time, but this is very possible.
1. Can I receive Economics credit for courses taken overseas?
Yes, provided that the courses are offered by the Economics department in the foreign university, or are offered by closely related departments (e.g., management). Other less closely related offerings (e.g., marketing, human resources) may count for the Business minor but not for Economics.
2. Is it possible for a course taken abroad to count as an "upper level" Economics elective?
Yes, if the course requires intermediate micro, intermediate macro, or statistics as a prerequisite, or seems equivalent to courses with those prerequisites. Such courses are most likely to be found in Britain and in other nations that follow the British system of higher education (e.g., Australia, New Zealand).
3. Is it possible to take one of the "core" courses (the equivalent of Econ 80a, Econ 82b or Econ 83a) abroad?
We encourage students to take their core courses at Brandeis. In particular, for those contemplating study abroad, it is strongly recommended that they take their core courses before going abroad. In the special case of someone who begins the major late, permission is sometimes given to take one (but only one) of the core courses abroad.
4. What is the process for getting Economics credit for study abroad courses?
Before going abroad, you can check out whether a specific course will or will not count as an Economics elective with the Study Abroad Liaison in Economics. It is strongly recommended that you do this, so that you will know beforehand whether or not the course will count. However, in order to formally get Economics credit for the course, you must contact the Study Abroad Liaison again after you return to Brandeis and after you have received a grade for the course. There is a very simple form that you and the Study Abroad Liaison both sign that formally gives you an Economics credit.
- CIEE/ Development Studies Program
- IES/ Milan: Business Studies
- SIT/ Chile: Political Systems and Economic Development
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer Economics coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to find programs with internship options.
The liaison for Economics is Prof. Scott Redenius
Students wishing to receive credit in Economics for work done off campus during the academic year should download the Petition for Major/ Minor Transfer Credit (TC03). After filling out the form and gathering the necessary paperwork, please make an appointment to meet with the Study Abroad Liaison as listed above.
The Alberta Gotthardt and Henry Strage International Scholarship supports students wishing to study abroad in a developing country outside of the U.S., Canada or western Europe.
Boren Scholarships, The National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.
Brandeis Scholarships for Study Abroad are available for students receiving need-based financial aid. Application materials are available online and in our office (Usdan 127). The deadline for Fall 2013, Academic Year 2013-2014, and Spring 2014 is March 1, 2013.
Visit the Study Abroad Financial Information page to read more about funding your study abroad experience.
We welcome your feedback. If you have concerns or are looking for more information on a topic, please let us know!