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Autumn has finally settled in to New England to stay, and its a gorgeous day on campus! Send us your pictures of Brandeis this week and we’ll feature them!
We just wanted to let you know that potential incoming students looking for a little insight into LGBTQ* life at Brandeis are welcome to stop by our office or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our office is open from 1-7pm Monday-Thursday, and it is located on the third floor of the SCC (shapiro campus center). If you go up the steps, follow the corridor slightly to your right all the way back. There should be an orange sign that says “Who is in the QRC office” and two names, or two velcro squares. Turn right into the brightly lit room and pass the lounge area and the SSIS (sex and sexuality information services) office until you come to a big white sign that says Queer Resource Center. Congrats! You will have found us. Your parent(s) are welcome to come and ask questions as well, but you are not obligated to bring them.
Current students are always welcome to come stop by too, and if you didn’t know where we were before — well, now you do!
For the Study Abroad Anon - I studied abroad over the summer this last year because I really wanted to, but was afraid/didn't want to go during the semester for various reasons. I think summer abroad is a great option, because you can still study in another country for up to three whole months, but don't have to worry as much about a lot of the stress causing things from the semester. I had many friends who did go abroad in the semester, and loved it, but seriously consider the summer!
I'm thinking about studying abroad for a semester next year, but I don't know if I should. I hear about how much fun it is, but all I can think about it what I'll miss at Brandeis while I'm gone. Any advice?
You asked at the right time, Anon!
To help encourage students to start thinking about their study abroad options earlier, we are hosting a Study Abroad Advising Night on Tuesday, October 15 from 5-8pm. This is the main kick-off event for advising our group of students planning to go abroad in the 2014-2015 school year.
During Advising Night we are offering:
- Drop-in advising: no appointment needed
- Information sessions at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm
- Funding workshops at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm
- Program research and tips with the Study Abroad Ambassadors, our online database, library, and program evaluations
- Students will be able to open their study abroad applications
- Food will be provided!
There’s also a whole host of resources about when, where, how and of course why you should study abroad on the Study Abroad website! If missing an entire semester of Brandeis while abroad sounds unappealing, looking into a summer semester abroad may be worthwhile.
Brandeis students who studied abroad or are currently abroad: If you have any advice for someone who’d like to go abroad but worries about missing Brandeis, send us your story!