The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee has approved two new programs in India this spring. Check out these new options!
2. School for International Training (SIT)/ Health & Human Rights, New Delhi, India
There are many wonderful options for South Asian Studies minors to study abroad. This page contains information that will assist South Asian Studies minors in determining how to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.
Generally, students who study abroad for one semester or an academic year find the experience an extremely valuable part of their the South Asian Studies minor.
Brandeis currently has several approved study abroad programs in South Asia, focusing on India, Nepal, and Tibetan and Himalayan peoples.&
Students may count up to three study abroad courses for the minor in South Asian Studies.
Any course taken abroad that focuses on South Asian (or Indian, Nepali, Tibetan, etc.) culture, society, politics, history, literature, art, religion, economics, public health, business, etc. will count toward the minor. In addition, most students who conduct an intensive independent study project abroad for which they receive Brandeis course credit may also count this course as one of their required SAS minor courses. Most study abroad programs in the region require language study (in Hindu/Urdu, Nepali or Tibetan), and generally one semester of language study can count as one of the five courses for the SAS minor.
There are exceptions to these guidelines. It is important to discuss your courses with the South Asian Studies study abroad liaison.
Sample of Approved Programs with South Asian Studies Course Work
For a list of programs with South Asian Studies course work visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Approved Program List. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where previous Brandeis students in SAS have studied.
Study Abroad Liaison
Each academic department and program has a study abroad liaison who can answer questions about receiving major/minor credit and help you make choices about your study abroad program. You should speak with this faculty member before you go abroad, and again once you have returned.
The liaison for South Asian Studies is Professor Harleen Singh.
Requesting Credit in South Asian Studies
The Office of Study Abroad and the Office of the Registrar decide whether a course may be counted as Brandeis credit, and how much credit a course might receive. If you have questions about course credit, please contact the Office of Study Abroad.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the South Asian Studies study abroad liaison receives copies of all official paperwork regarding your study abroad. To ensure this, you will need to contact the Office of Study Abroad. Please keep all materials (syllabi, handouts, exercises, quizzes, exams, papers) from each course for which you hope to receive credit in case questions arise.
Students wishing to receive credit in South Asian Studies for non-Brandeis courses during the academic year should download the Petition for Major/Minor Transfer Credit (TC03). After filling out the form and gathering the necessary paperwork, please make an appointment to meet with the study abroad liaison listed above.
The South Asian Studies Program would like to announce the inaugural Brandeis-India Initiative Fellows Program, a new funding opportunity for students who wish to pursue research in India.
The Office of Study Abroad also has information on both Brandeis-based and national scholarships for study.