Study Abroad

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  • There are many wonderful options for South Asian Studies minors to study abroad. This page contains information that will assist South Asian Studies minors in determining how to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers. Generally, students who study abroad for one semester or an academic year find the experience an extremely valuable part of their the South Asian Studies minor.

    Sample of Approved Programs with South Asian Studies Coursework

    For a list of programs with South Asian Studies coursework visit this Approved Program List. Additional approved programs located in India and Nepal may also have acceptable coursework and can be found on this Approved Program List. Click on "Advanced Search" to filter options or search for unique program traits like internships or research. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where SAS courses may be available.

    Study Abroad Liaison

    Each academic department and program has a study abroad liaison who can answer questions about receiving major/minor credit and help you make choices about your study abroad program. You should speak with this faculty member before you go abroad, and again once you have returned. 

    The liaison for South Asian Studies is Prof. Brian Horton.

    Requesting Credit in South Asian Studies

    It is your responsibility to ensure that the South Asian Studies study abroad liaison receives copies of all official paperwork regarding your study abroad. Please keep all materials (syllabi, handouts, exercises, quizzes, exams, papers) from each course for which you hope to receive credit in case questions arise.

    Students wishing to receive South Asian Studies credit for work done off campus during the academic year should discuss their desired coursework with their study abroad liaison for South Asian Studies. After returning from abroad, complete the Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form.


    The Brandeis-India Fellows Program offers scholarship opportunities to students traveling to India for the purpose of research, internships, or volunteering with a local organization. Study abroad students are encouraged to apply.

    The Alberta Gotthardt and Henry Strage International Scholarship supports students wishing to study abroad in a developing country outside of the U.S., Canada or western Europe.