New Program Approval

If you would like to attend a study abroad program not listed on the Approved Program List, you should first gather as much information on the program as possible, especially academic and support services information, and set up an appointment to see a member of the Study Abroad advising staff.

If the program meets the basic standards Brandeis University has established for study abroad programs, you will then be given the next steps to follow. Brandeis University has a high set of standards for academic rigor, health and safety procedures, student support, and cultural integration. Programs should be located in one city/country for the duration of the semester (programs that visit multiple countries in equal amounts would not be considered). Students will need to complete a petition and have multiple conversations with the proposed program and program returnees. In addition, the program will need to be vetted by Brandeis academic departments and will need to complete a lengthy questionnaire. The procedures to get a new study abroad program approved by the University Curriculum Committee are lengthy so please plan ahead.

Please note that students requesting new program approval must also turn in a complete Brandeis Application for Study Abroad by the new program approval deadline, in addition to their petition. Exceptions to this deadline will not be made. Since this is an involved process, students should begin working with our office at least a month before the deadline below.

New Program Approval Deadlines

  • Fall, Spring, Academic Year 2023- 2024- December 7, 2022
  • Summer 2023- January 20, 2023