Study Abroad

Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy

Experience New Approaches to Philosophy at Hamilton College

The Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy (HCSPiP) brings together creative teachers, engaging graduate students, and ambitious undergraduates, for three concurrent, innovative, two-week courses in philosophy. The Summer Program will run from June 28 to July 11, 2020.

Students gain experience with new approaches to philosophy, working with outstanding philosophy teachers and a diverse group of students chosen for their desire to learn together. Teachers will have the opportunity to experiment with new pedagogy. Graduate student teaching assistants will gain experience and serve as a bridge between the faculty and the undergraduates. All participants will be provided with room and board while they are at Hamilton College and will receive stipends from the Truax Fund in Philosophy.

Applications will close on March 16, 2020.

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For a list of undergraduate philosophy conferences and journals compiled by Russell Marcus, Department of Philosophy, Hamilton College, see: 

PLUSS 2020: Philosophy of Law Undergraduate Summer School

Cornell University Philosophy of Law Undergraduate Summer School

PLUSS 2020 is opening to applications from members of historically oppressed or marginalized groups interested in pursuing graduate studies in legal, political, or social philosophy. The course will run from June 21-27, 2020. Applicants should be advanced undergraduate philosophy students, advanced undergraduate students pursuing related degrees with significant philosophical training, master’s students in philosophy, or law students. Applicants should additionally be comfortably versed in at least one or more of the following areas:

1) Legal Philosophy
2) Moral Philosophy
3) Social Philosophy
4) Political Philosophy
5) Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Critical Disability Studies, and other Critical Philosophies

Applications will close on December 22, 2019.

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Intermediate Classical Tibetan Training Program

Advance Your Tibetan Knowledge in Northern California

From June 14th to August 10th, the Dharmachakra School of Translation will hold intermediate-level training in Classical Tibetan. The program is open to students who have spent one year or more learning Tibetan in an academic environment. Applicants need a letter of recommendation from a language instructor and they will need to send their academic transcripts as part of their applications. Rolling admissions begin April 1st and the final application deadline is May 1st. The cost of the program ranges from $2000 to $2500 depending on one’s specific course. The course is held in Northern California.

Buddhist Studies Summer Program

Study Buddhism in Northern California

This program runs from June 14th to August 10th. Applications are due on a rolling basis; the program is available to “students of all backgrounds and levels of experience” with Buddhism. It takes place at a remote center in Northern California. There’s a $50 non-refundable application fee and it costs $1250 to $2500, depending on what program you elect for.

Harvard Summer School

Study Sanskrit at Harvard

Harvard Summer School offers a course in beginning Sanskrit. The course is seven weeks and counts for two semesters of coursework. Students will learn the Devanagari script, basic grammar, and essential vocabulary.

Tuition is $5,900 and registration must be completed before May 16th. For more information, see

Yale Summer Session

Spend a summer studying philosophy at Yale

Yale Summer Session has many philosophy courses on offer. These include: Happiness, Introduction to Philosophy, First-Order Logic, Moralities of Everyday Life, Philosophy of Law, Eastern Philosophy and Lies and Deception. These courses span both Session A (May 30th to July 1st) and Session B (July 4th to August 5th).

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