The Department of Philosophy has a junior year exchange program with Warwick University in Conventry, England. Warwick University is internationally regarded as a center of excellence in teaching and research. The university is approximately 15 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and home to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Train access to London is easy, with frequent 90-minute train rides. The program is open to both out-of-state students and in-state students. It is a particular bargain among abroad programs for in-state students, who pay the same fees and tuition they would pay here. (In other Junior Year Abroad programs, even in-state students will pay slightly in excess of out-of-state tuition.)
Most courses overlap, so any of the philosophy courses you take there will transfer here (and so will the non-philosophy courses). You can satisfy many philosophy requirements (and many university requirements) there, including logic, history of Modern Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, and Category A and B courses. This means that you won’t lose any courses or credits with this year abroad program.
Usually a year long, the program allows students enough time to get a real feel for the country, travel, make new friends, and learn what English university life is like.
If you are interested in the program and want more information regarding applications and deadlines, contact Martha Gibson or stop by the Study Abroad Office in 250 Bascom.