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Skidmore College
Philosophy Department

Why Study Philosophy Abroad?

The great philosophers spoke in many languages; Kant and Hegel write in German, Descartes and Leibniz in French, Machiavelli in Italian, Confucius and Lao-tzu in Chinese. Study abroad and see the social context that reflects their influence yet today.

Below is a list of approved programs for The Department of Philosophy. Check with your advisor, and he will be happy to advise you of your options. Contact the Office of Off-Campus Study and Exchanges ( for additional information regarding application instructions. To view photos of philosophy major/minor students that have studied abroad, click on a specific country in the upper right-hand corner.


Canberra: Australian National University (IFSA-Butler)
Melbourne: University of Melbourne (IFSA-Butler)


Coventry: University of Warwick (SUNY Brockport)
London: King's College (Skidmore—spring only), University College London (Skidmore—spring only)


Paris: Skidmore in France (Skidmore)


Dublin: University College Dublin (Arcadia CEA)


Rome: John Cabot University (Aacademic Programs International)


Tokyo: Sophia University (CIEE)

South Africa

Cape Town: University of Cape Town (CIEE)