Office of Study Abroad

Brandeis-Run Program Proposal Guidelines

Proposing a New Brandeis-Run Study Abroad Program

The Office of Study Abroad and the Brandeis-Run Study Abroad Committee approve or disapprove all proposals for any type of study abroad or international activity organized for Brandeis students for credit. The major criteria applied in evaluating proposals for new programs are academic quality, cultural enrichment, student costs, impact on existing programs, administrative efficiency, financial solvency and student health and safety. Proposals are usually prepared by one or more faculty members with assistance from the offices of Study Abroad, the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Provost and the respective department(s).

Program Development Timeline

Advance planning is essential in new international program development. The Office of Study Abroad, in addition to the Brandeis-Run Study Abroad Committee and the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC), must approve all proposals before any recruiting, advertising, or scheduling for the proposed program begins. Faculty sponsors should recognize and consider the time required to obtain necessary course approvals, guarantees of financial support, and to make the necessary logistical arrangements both here and overseas.

Ideally, the planning process should begin 18 months in advance of an academic program’s projected start date.

Submit completed proposals at any time to Ari Kramer, Assistant Director of Study Abroad. Estimated time for completion of the review and approval process is a minimum of 45 days during the academic year.

All program proposal sponsors should follow the instructions below.

Meet a Brandeis-Run Programs Faculty Director

Joe Wardwell

"Brandeis in Siena is designed to utilize the unique cultural and artistic contributions of Siena, Italy. Nestled in the beautiful hills of Tuscany, the program is a well-balanced mix of historical study, studio practice, and field trips to visit masterworks and experience the cultural life of the medieval city. The goal of the program is not only to study the art of the past or practice it now, but also to connect through the language of art to another culture and offer reflection."

-Joseph M. Wardwell, biennial Faculty Director, Brandeis in Siena

Meet the Brandeis in Siena Faculty