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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
02/28/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
02/28/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 02/14/2019
02/28/2019 TBA TBA

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Program Description:
Exploring the conservation world beyond classrooms and books

Learn about conservation biology within the social, economic, and political context with emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking and hands-on experiential learning through programs offered by the Smithsonian-Mason Semester for Conservation Studies.

Our undergraduate programs consist of three undergraduate semester programs, which can be taken individually or consecutively.

Conservation, Biodiversity and Society is a 16 credit semester, offered both in the spring and fall, that explores the ways that science, management and policy address current conservation issues in and out of the field.

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation is a 15 credit semester, offered every fall, that helps students apply cutting-edge field techniques to survey species in the wild and investigate ecological patterns and processes from local to global scales.

Endangered Species Conservation is a 15 credit semester, offered every spring, that enables students to evaluate vulnerabilities of small populations and develop successful conservation actions to save them from extinction.

All three programs are appropriate for upper-level students from any accredited college or university and from any major who have demonstrated a commitment to conservation.


Brandeis Specific Information

Insurance Information: CISI insurance is required of students participating in this program. Only for the duration out of the country.

Application Process:
Students wanting to apply to this program must submit two applications:
  1. to the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.
  2. to the external program listed above. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website for more information on commonly asked questions about the external application process like deadlines, program approval forms, paying deposits, etc...

Scholarship Details:

Students interested in learning more about (other) study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website.
*Please note that all information is subject to change.



This program is currently not accepting applications.