Fast Facts

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On average, 40% of the junior class studies abroad during the academic year. There is a huge diversity of transformative experiences that Brandeis students have engaged in abroad, including:

  • Studying biodiversity conservation hands-on in Panama.
  • Conducting ethnographic research on sacred figures in Mongolia.
  • Studying in a Scandinavian context with Brandeis in Copenhagen: Business and Economics in Denmark.
  • Completing major/minor or university requirements in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Gaining expertise in Spanish in Havana, Cuba.
  • Learning from the masters through the Brandeis in Siena studio art and art history program.
  • Creating and learning in the film industry in Prague, Czech Republic.


2021-2022 Facts:
  • Students studied off campus in 33 countries and 54 different cities.
  • Students enrolled in 93 different programs last year.
  • International students represented 9% of all Brandeis students abroad.
  • 5% of students studied abroad for the whole academic year, while 22% studied abroad in the fall, 39% in the spring, and 34% in the summer.
Where Students Went:
Region Percent of Students Top Destination Top major(s)
Africa 2.5% Morocco & Tanzania Environmental Studies
Asia 4% South Korea International and Global Studies
Europe 79% Denmark International and Global Studies
Latin America 10% Mexico Health: Science, Society, and Policy
Middle East 4% Jordan Education Studies
Oceania 0.5% Australia Psychology


Top 10 Countries:
  • Denmark
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
Top 10 Cities:
  • Copenhagen
  • London
  • Siena
  • Dublin
  • Merida
  • Seoul
  • Amsterdam
  • Paris
  • Madrid
  • Edinburgh
Top 10 Majors Abroad:
  • International and Global Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Politics
  • Health: Science, Society, and Policy
  • Studio Art
  • Neuroscience
  • Biology