On average 40% of the junior class studies abroad during the academic year while still more students take advantage of various international opportunities in the summer. 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, interning with Parliament in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and interning in special education classrooms in Sydney, Australia to name a few.
There are over 200 approved programs in about 60 countries for students to choose from during the academic year. Building on strong connections in Denmark and Italy, Brandeis has developed three academic programs for undergraduate students.
The Brandeis in Copenhagen program is a two-course, intensive summer program in which students choose from the following courses: Microeconomic Theory, Behavioral Economics, and Corporate Finance: European Case Studies. The program takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark and is a culturally immersive, experiential learning experience where you will come in direct contact with current issues in Scandinavian Europe. You will study core economic theory and applications in the classroom, listen to speakers on European policy issues and visit places of economic interest, such as businesses, markets, and government institutions. Integration between the courses and the field trips will provide a holistic understanding of economic issues in Scandinavian Europe, as well as a solid grounding in core economic theory. Led by Economics Professor Nelson Sa in 2020.
In collaboration with the Siena Art Institute, the Brandeis in Siena program is a two-course, intensive summer program combining Studio Art and Art History in Siena, Italy. The English-taught program is a culturally immersive, experiential learning program where students will come in direct contact with master works of art seminal to the canon of art history and western culture. Led by Fine Arts Professor Joseph Wardwell and Art History Professor Jonathan Unglaub [alternating years]. (Open to non-Brandeis students)