Department of


Study Abroad

Schloss Charlottenburg
German in Germany, Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, 2012.

We strongly encourage our philosophy students to study abroad. Discovering other people, places, and perspectives ultimately makes you, as a student of philosophy, even more accomplished in the discipline.

Because the study of philosophy is relevant to many majors and programs, your time spent abroad will enhance your education—and the credits will most likely transfer back to Rochester.

Or you can earn credits abroad for relevant courses from related disciplines, such as anthropology, economics, history, political science, pre-law, psychology, religion, and more.

In other words, you’ll still graduate on time after experiencing the opportunity of a lifetime abroad.

Study Nietzsche in Germany, or Aristotle in Greece

Speaking another language is not required to study abroad.

Many of our partner institutions’ programs offer courses in English. Of course, studying abroad also gives you the chance to learn or improve another language, as well as study primary sources in the languages they were written.

Recommended programs for philosophy majors

University of Berlin in Germany
University of Edinburgh in Scotland
University of Santiago in Chile

Other options include:

  • Uppsala University in Sweden
  • University of York in the United Kingdom
  • University of Bristol in the United Kingdom
  • College Year in Athens in Greece

Next steps

  1. Attend a study abroad information session
  2. Research your program opportunities
  3. Meet with your departmental representative for information about transfer credits toward your major or minor.
  4. Meet with a study abroad advisor for information about transfer credits for electives.