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Study Abroad Programs with Cognitive Science

My program abroad mostly featured classes relevant to my prospective Cognitive Science major. The program at DIS allowed me to take classes from a well-established Neuroscientist, who presented a viewpoint entirely different from that of the philosophy and psychology professors here at Beloit. I was also in a lab class, which allowed me to gain some research experience, a valuable tool for further study and into my later career.

DIS Study Abroad: Psychology, Denmark, Fall 2015


Australia - Macquarie University, Sydney (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 2.75 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: The Department of Cognitive Science focuses on teaching strong research skills in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, linguistics, philosophy, biology and anthropology. Topics include perception, attention, action, memory, language and decision making.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Significantly higher.

United Kingdom - University of Essex, Colchester, England (D)

  • Semesters: Fall (October-December), Spring (January-June).
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Courses include cognitive development, social cognition, cognitive neuropsychology, neuroscience of human nature, consciousness, attention and memory, and computational. Course on British Society and Culture for study abroad students. Information on the Department of Psychology. 
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same.

United Kingdom - Goldsmiths University of London, England (D)

  • Semesters: Fall (mid-September-early December), Spring (early January - early June).
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Program in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Courses offered on cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and information processing and cognition.  
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher.

Hungary - Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science, Eötvös University (P)

  • Semesters: Fall.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Prior coursework in mathematics, natural sciences, philosophy, or psychology.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Twelve one-week block courses on different topics, each taught 5 hours a day/5 days a week by one or more experts on the topic. Each course concludes with an oral examination.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: TBD.



  • D: Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student.
  • Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student.
  • P: Provider program. Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition Educational Expenses: 

Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. 

  • Higher: Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester.
  • Significantly Higher: $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

Last updated: 09/2016