Brandeis University has been a welcoming place for international students since its inception in 1948. It is a medium-sized private research university with global reach. The university offers more than 40 major programs in four broad areas, which includes creative arts, humanities, sciences and the social sciences. All its students benefit from having access to the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center, which houses state-of-the-art exercise equipment, along with squash courts, a lap pool, an indoor and outdoor track and basketball courts. Brandeis University’s 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. The university has performances, exhibitions and other art events on campus all year long. Its world-renowned faculty bring their passion for teaching and mentoring into the university’s labs and research facilities, working side-by-side with students to cure disease, improve human health, build sustainable communities and solve myriad social problems. Brandeis University has more than 40 sports and games clubs and over 25 student leadership and activism groups.