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CHID Study Abroad

The Department of the Comparative History of Ideas is widely recognized and respected for its innovative and transformative international programs. We believe that a “foreign” experience should be a part of every liberal education, not as a means of escape or self-affirmation, but as a path toward critical realistic participation in a world that is both increasingly unified and persistently diverse. Our primary goal is to expose carefully cultivated communities of students and faculty to the complexity of the world through exposure to other cultures and through self-reflection, recognizing that cultural horizons are historically constructed. As with our program on campus, our International Programs are guided by the CHID principles.

Explore our upcoming and current programs below, or browse our past programs archive. Join our mailing list to receive updates about our programs.

Upcoming Programs - Accepting Applications

Vienna's Rathaus building at dusk
Vienna, Austria
Winter 2022
Applications Due: October 1, 2021
Woman in colorful headscarf in front of somber 17th-century portraits of Dutch elite
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Winter 2022
Applications Due: November 1, 2021
Charles Bridge at dusk
Prague, Czech Republic
Spring 2022
Applications Due: November 15, 2021

Upcoming Programs - Applications Not Yet Available

women weaving colorful fabrics and laughing together
Bangalore, India
Summer 2022
Students and locals in a circle working together with shovels
Ha Noi, Hue, Hoi An, Dong Ha, Viet Nam
Early Fall Start 2022
medieval Italian building and rural landscape
Corciano, Italy
Early Fall Start 2022
Coastline at the edge of Friday Harbor, ferry sailing in the background
Friday Harbor, WA, USA
Early Fall Start 2022
Charles Bridge at dusk
Prague (plus Vienna, Krakow, Budapest, and Berlin), Czech Republic
Autumn 2022

Upcoming & Current Programs - Applications Closed

Charles Bridge at dusk
Prague (plus Vienna, Krakow, Budapest, and Berlin), Czech Republic
Autumn 2021