Brandeis Study Abroad Account

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Office of Study Abroad
(781) 736-3483

Psychology Department
Brown 125, MS 062
(781) 736-3300

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


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Study Abroad

Istanbul, Turkey

The Department of Psychology offers students the opportunity to establish a strong scientific and research foundation in psychology, which prepares them to be thoughtful and discerning problem solvers. The program examines the most up-to-date and comprehensive psychological research and theory and provides opportunities for direct involvement in its application to clinical, mental-health, business, educational, and other settings.

Psychology students are encouraged to take advantage of study abroad opportunities. Why not complete your psychology coursework while also acquiring relevant professional skills such as proficiency in a foreign language and cross-cultural awareness?

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


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

Yes, as long as your chosen courses are comparable to Psychology courses offered at Brandeis and are approved by the department.

2. Is it possible to take "core" 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.

3. How can I be sure if a class I take abroad will count towards my Psychology major at Brandeis?

Before going abroad, you can find out whether a specific course will or will not count as a Psychology requirement by speaking with and submitting a syllabus for the relevant course(s) to the Study Abroad Liaison in Psychology.

Sample of Approved Programs with Psychology Coursework 

Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer Psychology coursework. 

Psychology Study Abroad Liaison

To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the study abroad liaison. Psychology 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 Psychology is Prof. Joseph Cunningham.

Receiving Credit in Psychology

Students wishing to receive Psychology credit for work done off campus during the academic year should discuss their desired coursework with their study abroad liaison for Psychology. After returning from abroad, and after the course credits have been posted to your SAGE account, complete the electronic Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form

Funding Information 

Brandeis Scholarships for Study Abroad are available for students receiving need-based financial aid. Application materials are available online and in our office.

Benjamin A. Gilman Undergraduate Scholarships Program provides undergraduate students with limited financial means with up to $5,000 to pursue overseas study. Students who plan to study and receive the Gilman Scholarship are also eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program.

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!