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Spring 2018 Information: Professor Laura Goldin is on leave spring term 2018. In her absence, if you are thinking about study abroad, Prof. Colleen Hitchcock is serving as our study abroad liaison this term.

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.

| FAQs | Sample of Approved Programs | Study Abroad Liaison | Receiving Credit in ENVS | Funding Information |


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 2 core Environmental Studies major requirements: Fundamentals of Environmental Challenges - ENVS2a, or the Environmental Internship - ENVS 89a.

Sample of Approved Programs with Environmental Studies Coursework

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.

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.  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. Colleen Hitchcock.

Receiving Credit in Environmental Studies

Students wishing to receive Environmental Studies credit for work done off campus during the academic year should discuss their desired coursework with the Study Abroad Liaison for Environmental Studies prior to studying abroad. After returning from abroad, download and complete the electronic Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form and then request to meet with the Study Abroad Liaison.

Funding Information

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!