The study of philosophy and religion engages us in deepening and expanding critical thinking and demands not only that we learn to communicate our own ideas with eloquence and clarity, but also that we develop a sensitivity to and appreciation for the perspectives offered by others.

Note: Students studying Philosophy or Religious Studies can find compatible courses, such as ethics, political thought, history, peace and human rights, and interdisciplinary courses on many study abroad programs.  Because the department encourages double majors, students also can seek study abroad programs to enhance the second major or minor.  If a student wants to take a Philosophy or Religious Studies class, the choices may be limited to direct enrollment at a university.

Germany – Erfurt University, Erfurt 

Exchange, spring, academic year

Language: German, English

Prereqs: 2 years college German, previous coursework relative to the understanding of Germany.

Housing: Campus dormitory with international and German students, provide own meals.

Details: Intensive German language at beginning of term; university courses in social sciences, humanities; religious studies offers an integrative course of study on the 3 major religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity; some courses may be taught partially in English; study with local students; few non-native German speakers in Erfurt; region is historically rich with archives, museums and study centers; travel opportunities in Germany and Central Europe.

Scholarships available for study in Germany.  See the Scholarships page on the OIE Study Abroad website. 


Ghana – ISEP: University of Ghana, Legon  

Fall, spring

Language: English, beginning Twi language course

Prereqs: 3.0 gpa, previous coursework with African content recommended; students expected to enroll in a beginning Twi language course at the University of Ghana.

Housing: International student hostel on campus, stipend provided for meals.

Details: Study with Ghanaian and international students; Institute of African Studies (beginning level courses), courses in history, philosophy and religious studies at the beginning to advanced levels; orientation program; resident director; sports and volunteering available.  


Hong Kong - Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China

Exchange, fall, spring, academic year

Language: English

Prereqs: Previous coursework in anthropology, Asian studies, economics, art history, political science, history or philosophy with an Asian focus.

Housing: Shared room in campus student hostel, students provide own meals.

Details: Study at the only Chinese liberal arts college with local and international students; live in an major Asian economic and international commerce center; basic Cantonese language course available, no language prerequisite; wide range of courses in business, social sciences and humanities, no natural science courses; students encouraged to take classes in Cultural Studies; excellent campus facilities; many student activities and excursions.

United Kingdom - University of Essex


United Kingdom - University of St. Andrews


United Kingdom - University of York 


Enroll directly in ISEP universities or other English-speaking universities with a department in Religious Studies or Philosophy and study with local students. Examples:

Ireland - National University of Ireland – Galway – Philosophy (3.0 gpa)

Overseas students are limited to courses in the Visiting Students Information Booklet 

UK - Lancaster University, England – Philosophy (2.8 gpa expected)

UK - University of Glasgow, Scotland - Philosophy (3.0 gpa)

UK - University of East Anglia, Norwich, England - Philosophy (3.0 gpa required)



Domestic Programs


ACM: Newberry Seminar, Chicago, IL



Students are also encouraged to work with a Beloit faculty advisor on a special project tailored to their interest in any study abroad location.


Last Updated: 8/2013