The Brandeis University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee has approved over 50 off-campus study programs in about 20 countries. Summer study abroad programs allow for students to earn academic credit, gain new skills, experience new cultures, and not miss any opportunities during the academic year on campus. Program options provide a great diversity to Brandeis students in terms of classroom settings, housing options, course availability, location, and classmates.
Select a region below for the list of programs approved by Brandeis or use the searchable Brandeis Study Abroad Approved List and enter "summer" as the term to pull only summer approved programs.
All Brandeis approved summer study abroad opportunities are cancelled for summer 2020 due to the ongoing world health event. Brandeis will not approve academic credit and will not be able to provide logistical or emergency support for students who choose to participate in a study abroad program this summer.
Featured Programs with Brandeis Faculty
Photo Credit: Eve Litvak '16
If you love Italy and are looking for immersion, CET Siena is the program for you. This is an intimate program in a small city—individual attention from staff allows students to quickly feel at home. The program is open to serious students from all schools and Italian language levels. Weekend excursions to remote spots around Siena, in addition to Italian language and elective courses, take learning outside the classroom walls and into the streets of one of Italy's most charming cities. Italian roommates and language partners offer US students an opportunity to hone their language skills. Finally, participants in this summer program will have the opportunity to volunteer for a wide range of local businesses and organizations. Students who complete the program may receive numeric credit for three Brandeis courses.
Photo Credit: Maegann Stafford, '19
The IFSA/ Summer Mexico Public Health and Medical Spanish in the Yucatán program allows students to gain hands-on experience in the health field, enhancing their studies beyond the classroom. Students learn medical Spanish and engage in clinical observations both in urban and rural settings, gaining insight into the connections between health care, politics, culture, and community. On an excursion to Cuba, students explore a different health care systems.
Summer Brandeis-Led Programs
Brandeis in Siena is a two-course, five week intensive summer program combining Studio Art and Art History in Siena, Italy. Led by Fine Arts Professors Joseph Wardwell and Jonathan Unglaub in alternate years, students will take FA 28a Painting Siena and FA 45a Early Renaissance Art in Tuscany from the Age of Dante to the Medici in collaboration with our academic partner, the Siena Art Institute. See Renaissance artwork up close in museums and cathedrals, and be inspired by the Tuscan landscape just as so many artists were before you. This program fulfills the Creative Arts requirement and you do not need to be an Art major or minor to participate!
Brandeis in Copenhagen is a program for Business and Economics students to earn credit with Brandeis Economics faculty and local faculty in Copenhagen, Denmark. View the summer course information on the Brandeis in Copenhagen page. This two-course program is taught over five and a half weeks in collaboration with DIS Study Abroad. Note that certain prerequisites apply.