Brandeis Study Abroad Account
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Usdan 127, MS 073
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There are many wonderful options all over the world for students interested in Environmental Studies to study abroad. This page contains information that will assist students in the Environmental Studies Program in determining how to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.
Generally, students who study abroad should have no difficulty completing the Environmental Studies major or minor.
1. How do I choose a program?
Individual programs differ in their emphasis and features. The list of Brandeis approved programs differ in their focus on research, time spent in the classroom, amount of travel, extent of involvement in the local community, and required language skills. In addition, some programs focus more on environmental science (e.g., ecology and conservation biology) while others focus more on the social aspects of environmental studies. The Environmental Studies faculty, the Study Abroad office and students who have participated in program can all give you valuable information to help you determine which program is best for you.
It's best to select a program based on your individual goals with consistently high ratings and feedback from students, faculty and the Study Abroad Office. A list of programs based on their individual focus is listed below in the next section.
2. How many credits will I receive for my study abroad or away experience?
For the purposes of completing an Environmental Studies major or minor, the Environmental Studies faculty [Study Abroad Liaison] will decide how many of your study abroad courses can be counted, and how they will be applied. Note that in general you cannot substitute your study abroad experience or classes to fulfill any of the 3 core Environmental Studies major requirements: Fundamentals of Environmental Challenges - ENVS2a, the Environmental Internship - ENVS 89a, or the GIS requirement. You can also discuss this with the Study Abroad Liaison.
- JBS/ Environmental Health and Justice
Waltham, MA, USA
- SIT/ Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation
Panama City, Panama
- Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Kibbutz Ketura, Israel
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer Environmental Studies coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to find programs with internship options.
Please note that students may study abroad and ALSO participate in the JBS Environmental Field Semester and/or Environmental Health and Justice JBS.Environmental Studies majors and minors who plan to study abroad should meet with the study abroad liaison to review their options before they go abroad, and again once they have returned from study abroad to ensure appropriate credit.
The liaison for Environmental Studies is Prof. Laura Goldin.
Students wishing to receive major or minor credit in Environmental Studies for work done off campus during the academic year must make an appointment to meet with the Study Abroad Liaison when they return. Please make sure to bring the Petition for Major/ Minor Transfer Credit (TC03) form, filled out accordingly, along with the necessary paperwork.
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.
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.
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