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Study Abroad


Class at Lake Budi, Chile (Photo courtesy of SIT)

The Health: Science, Society and Policy (HSSP)
 program encourages HSSP majors and minors to engage in study abroad programs.  Each year, approximately one third of HSSP students participate in such programs.  While some HSSP students do not take health-related courses abroad, others go abroad to expand their perspectives on health and health care, as well as cultural differences in understandings of health, illness, and well-being. Many programs offer a health-related internship and field experience components that engage students in experiential learning and fulfill the HSSP hands-on-experience (HOE) requirement.  In recent years, HSSP students have gone to Brazil, Chile, Denmark, England, Geneva, India, Kenya, South Africa, Spain, and numerous other countries for their life-enriching study abroad experiences.

If you are interested in exploring our Study Abroad options,

  1. Review "Get Started,"

  2. Speak with an Office of Study Abroad advisor, and

  3. Once you have decided on which program(s) to apply to, then speak with our HSSP Study Abroad Liaison.

A conversation with the HSSP Study Abroad Liaison helps to ensure that your proposed plan of study will allow you to finish your major/minor requirements on time.  Our Study Abroad Liaison’s role is to:

  • Review and, if appropriate, approve the Academic Proposal of Study Form for all HSSP majors and minors,

  • Assist majors with their academic choices and help answer any questions about receiving major credit while abroad, and

  • To review and, if appropriate, pre-approve HSSP related-course work, including HOE, for HSSP credit.

| FAQs | Sample of Approved Programs |
Receiving Credit in HSSP | Funding Information|


Before contacting the HSSP SAL with questions, please review the following FAQS about Meeting with the HSSP Study Abroad Liaison (SAL) and receiving HSSP credit for any courses or HOE taken during a Study Abroad.

Sample of Approved Programs with HSSP Coursework

Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer HSSP coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to find programs with HOE 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. HSSP 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 HSSP is Prof. Sarah Curi.

Receiving Credit in HSSP

Before going abroad:  If you are a HSSP major who wants to receive HSSP credit for your study abroad work, then you must seek written pre-approval from the Study Abroad Liaison.  

After returning from abroad:  Complete the online Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form, or if petitioning for HOE credit, the Substitution Request for HSSP Hands-On-Experience to request final approval.

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!