Frequently Asked Questions
As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve rapidly, the Office of Study Abroad is continuously monitoring the situation in collaboration with our partners at CET and Arcadia. As of March, CET and Arcadia plan to run these programs. Program staff and advisors in the Office of Study Abroad are here as a resource to students with questions or concerns about fall midyear programs. Please contact Study Abroad Advisor Ari Massefski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-736-3483 with questions about how a fall midyear program can fit into your Brandeis experience.
Coursework from the fall Midyear programs has been evaluated by the Office of Study Abroad and has been approved to transfer to credit to Brandeis University. Students must receive a grade of C- or better for the course to transfer. These programs are partners with Brandeis University and Brandeis has sent members of the Junior class on similar programs run by these partners for many years.
Yes, all incoming Brandeis first-years are required to take the online writing assessment before they arrive at Brandeis. You will also sign up for a UWS course for the spring semester. During course registration in the fall you will be able to remove this course.
Each program offers a limited number of scholarships that you may be eligible for. For more information about scholarships for a particular program, please contact that program.
Yes, international students are eligible to participate in the programs in London, UK and Florence, Italy. Please contact the relevant program contact at Arcadia or CET to learn more about any visa application you may need to complete.
While the courses you take may count towards a major in the long run, it is recommended that first-years concentrate on completing General University Requirements. It will not be possible to know if a course counts towards a major until you've completed the course and arrived on campus. If you have more questions, please speak with an advisor in Study Abroad.
Brandeis has identified specific courses from these programs for transfer. Not all courses abroad are appropriate for transfer and any questions should be directed to the the study abroad staff. All students must follow regulations related to transfer credit as outlined by the Office of the Registrar. General information about transfer credits as it pertains to Midyear students is available on the Registrar's website.
“I wanted to really push myself my first semester by doing something far outside of my comfort zone, so I chose to go to Italy!”
Zach Trotz ’18