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Want to learn more about studying abroad with a major or minor in Anthropology? Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador for more information. 


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There are many wonderful options all over the world for Anthropology majors and minors to study abroad. Many Anthropology majors and minors study abroad to gain an important cross-cultural perspectives, conduct research, work on language skills, or engage in field work. This page contains information that will assist Anthropology majors and minors determine how best to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.

| FAQs | Sample of Approved Programs | Study Abroad Liaison |
| Receiving Credit in Anthropology | Funding Info |


1. Can I receive Anthropology credit for courses taken overseas?

Yes, if the course is taught within an anthropology department or approved by the Study Abroad Liaison as an anthropology class. In addition, a student may petition to receive anthropology credit for the major for one semester course completed at the university outside of the anthropology department and its cross-listed courses, provided that the course is clearly related to the student’s program of study.  This "related course" can be taken as part of a study abroad program, with approval of the Study Abroad Liaison.

2. Is it possible to take one of the "core" Anthropology courses 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.

Sample of Approved Programs with Anthropology Coursework

Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer Anthropology coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to find programs with internship options.

Study Abroad Liaison 

To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/ minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the study abroad liaison. Anthropology majors who plan to study abroad should speak with the study abroad liaison before they go abroad, and again once they have returned from study abroad.

The liaison for Anthropology is Prof. Ellen Schattschneider.

Receiving Credit in Anthropology

Before going abroad, you can find out whether a specific course will or will not count as an Anthropology elective by speaking with the Study Abroad Liaison in Anthropology. It is strongly recommended that you do this prior to going abroad. In order to formally request Anthropology credit for the course, you must contact your Study Abroad Liaison upon your return to Brandeis and after you have received a grade for the course. The final step would be to fill out a "Petition to Request a Substitution for a Requirement." Additional information can be found on the registrar's website.

Funding Information

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.

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!