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A gap year is an incredible opportunity to experience the world, learn a new language, make international friends, and learn about yourself before starting college. John Cabot University in Rome, Italy not only provides an invaluable gap year experience, but also allows you to earn transferrable college credits that will allow you to stay on track for graduation. As an American university in...

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The experience of a lifetime awaits you. If you’re looking for a safe and friendly destination that offers a dynamic, multicultural experience while you study, then Macquarie University is the place for you. Just over 50 years old Macquarie is one of Australia’s leading universities, with nine subjects ranked in the top 100 globally and 100 per cent of our research rated at world standard...

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Through the Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies program at The American University in Dubai (AUD) students will develop an understanding of the environment, cultural, politics, and history of the Middle East. This understanding will serve any students well whether they are seeking employment within the Middle East (regardless of their profession) or have a strong interest in the region. P...

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Mente Argentina's Masters and Graduate Degrees Program may be the perfect program for someone interested in studying in a new culture. Through this international program students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in thier career. Individuals can chose to study from some of the most renowned universities in the Country: Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Argen...

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We invite you to join the 27,000 students from nearly 150 countries who have chosen to study at one of the UK’s most historic and prestigious universities! Students from around the world choose King’s to further their academic and professional studies. With over 90% of our research internationally recognized, you benefit from an intellectually rigorous environment supported by welcoming and car...

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Whether you want to study undergraduate and graduate degree programs or shorter-term semester and year-long programs, Across The Pond can help. For over 10 years we have been helping students from the USA, Canada, Latin America and Norway to find and apply to over 40 of the top colleges and graduate schools in England and the rest of the UK. Our team of UK Study Experts, who have had first-h...

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The University of Roehampton offers students the opportunity to live and learn on a close-knit collegiate campus just a stone's throw away from the sights and sounds of the capital city. Students can really experience the 'best of both worlds' at London’s only parkland campus. You will study for one semester or a full year alongside Roehampton students from over 130 countries worldwide. Guar...

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The University of Otago welcomes study abroad students from universities throughout the world, and enrolls international students in degrees from bachelors through to PhD. Live among local students of the university, all within 15 minutes walk of campus and the Dunedin city center in New Zealand. The two to six-bedroom houses or apartments typically have at least one local student living in the...

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The American University of Beirut has long been admired for the strength and breadth of its academic programs and its commitment to a broad-based liberal arts education. All entering undergraduate students are required to complete a number of general education courses that provide them with the opportunity to explore many different disciplines. The University's Faculties of Agricultural and Foo...

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Study at Western Australia’s largest and most preferred university. Ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide Curtin has campuses in Perth, Malaysia and Singapore and welcomes a diversity of nationalities and cultures. Over 50,000 students from more than 130 countries are studying one of our internationally recognized degrees. Based on Curtin’s high proportion of international st...

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This study abroad program is perfect for a student, with at minimum intermediate level Spanish skills, who wants an authentic study abroad experience. Away from the crowds of American students who study abroad in more popular destinations like Barcelona or Madrid, you will find yourself fully immersed in the language and culture. You will take classes at an accredited Spanish university and tak...

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Studying in Paris is the dream of many students. Completing a semester or a year at The American University of Paris (AUP) is an exceptional way to enhance your experiences against the backdrop of vibrant metropolitan Paris. AUP is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, meaning that the courses you take with us will transfer back as easily to your home ...

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Welcome to NUI Galway! National University of Ireland, Galway welcomes applications from North American students who wish to pursue Degree Abroad opportunities in Ireland. * Inspirational Teaching Established in 1845, the University has over 160 years experience of teaching and research excellence across a wide range of academic disciplines. In recent years, NUI Galway has been extrem...

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Our 2-year Philosophy Master's programme is unique in being extremely flexible. Doing Master’s with us is not about passing a fixed list of courses; instead, advisors help students to design their own individual study plans so that the programme best suits each student’s interests and takes the student’s educational background into account. Real “hands-on” research experience: Every Master’s...

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Looking for a study abroad experience? API offers students the opportunity to broaden their academic knowledge and skills in Maynooth University (MU), the second oldest university in Ireland. If you wish to gain learning in an international environment, do it in MU - an institution known for its academic and learning excellence in humanities and the sciences. Choose from a selection of undergra...

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Philosophy Degrees Abroad

If you are planning on earning a philosophy degree abroad, then odds are you’ve already put some deep thought into it. If you need more convincing, consider that pursuing your degree abroad in philosophy will inherently challenge any preconceived notions which may have subconsciously formed within the specific cultural context of your home country.  Basically, get ready for a mind blowing experience.

Why Earn Your Degree Abroad

Getting outside your comfort zone is one of the most valuable experiences that students of philosophy can undertake for themselves. By challenging yourself to pursue a philosophy degree abroad you will be uprooting from the familiarity of home and learning how to see the world in new ways through firsthand experience and a diversification of your studies. When all's said and done you will return a wiser, more experienced and level-headed philosopher because of it.

Locations

While philosophy may be embedded inherently in the human condition, its cultural manifestation as an academic tradition is somewhat more limited. Undoubtedly travelling anywhere in the world can help expand your worldview as a philosopher, but only in certain regions can you earn the academic credentials to back it up as an international student of the subject.

One way to break down your potential locations is between the eastern and western schools of philosophy. The Western school of thought, such as you might embrace while earning your philosophy degree abroad in countries such as Germany, France, England, or the United States, tends to emphasize a more rationalist, individualistic approach to the field of study.

Alternatively the eastern school of thought, such as you might explore while earning your philosophy degree abroad in countries such as China, Japan, Thailand, or India, tends to emphasize a more meditative, holistic approach the field. Within many eastern countries, religious and secular philosophy are much more deeply entwined than in the west.

These are obviously mass generalizations, but give an overview about how the location you choose may deeply affect the content of your philosophy degree abroad. You can also take your pursuit of a degree abroad in philosophy to many different countries beyond this sphere such as in Latin America, Africa, or the Middle East.

Academics & Degrees

Philosophy is just about as broad a field of study as there comes, essentially focusing on existence itself as the main subject matter. Thankfully most philosophy programs around the world will at some point enable you to choose from specific directions within the overarching discipline, focusing in areas such as political philosophy, logic, ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and more. Keep in mind that these sub disciplines may differ significantly depending on the cultural traditions of your host country.

International students can choose to pursue a degree abroad in philosophy at the undergraduate, Master’s or doctoral level. Generally undergraduate programs last for three or four years and will give you the opportunity to explore many different areas within the field. As you advance to the pursuit of a Master’s or PhD, you will usually be expected to take a more specific path while focusing on research and writing a thesis.

Keep in mind that the language barrier can be a staunch limiting factor on the type of philosophy degree abroad programs that you may be able to enroll in. If you plan on studying at a foreign university outside of the English speaking world, then it’s never too early to start learning that second language!

Benefits & Challenges

Grow. Earning your philosophy degree abroad will be a tremendous growth experience, as you take on the challenge of moving away from home and immersing yourself in an entirely new cultural context for some years at a time.

Read. Far away from home in a foreign country, you will also be the master of your new routine. Philosophy is about abstract perspective as it is about firsthand experience, and earning your degree abroad will give you the opportunity to read the greats until your heart's content.

Break Barriers. By earning your degree abroad in philosophy, you will begin to see past mental latencies that you may not have even realized had been conditioned into you in your home country. We are all products of our environment; you must break free to see that environment for what it is.

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