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New Generation Philanthropy: Effective Altruism for Well-Being

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Edinburgh and Fife, United Kingdom
Course # SA 11003
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2022 05/16/22 to 05/30/22

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

Following a start in London, you will have an “Outlander” experience on this program exploring Scotland, while learning from leading experts in the UK about effective altruism, the philosophy of how to do the most good to respond to local and global needs. St. Andrews (where the world’s oldest golf course is right on campus!) is ranked Scotland’s best university and is a leader in effective altruism studies. Well-being will also be explored in this course, including how to foster both individual and community level thriving and flourishing via philanthropic and altruistic action. We will visit philanthropic organizations in Edinburgh, home to the largest castle in Scotland. Other sights we will visit include Loch Ness and the Highlands, home to the popular television series Outlander.



Please contact faculty program leader Dr. Rhonda Phillips at

Academic Credit

You will earn 4 HONR credits for completing this program. This credit covers both the travel portion of the program, plus the online (asynchronous) work required during the week prior to departure.


As an Honors College course, enrollment is open to all Purdue students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated program fee is $3,500 (not including airfare and some meals). The Purdue Study Abroad Fee is $304.70, and the required insurance fee is $32.


Purdue Moves Scholarship

Participants who are US citizens or permanent residents are strongly encouraged to apply for the Purdue Moves Scholarship through the MyStudyAbroad system. Purdue Moves awards are based on total family income and require having a FAFSA on file. For this 2-week Maymester program, participants are eligible for the following amounts of scholarship funding: 

- Total family income of $75,000 or less: $2000 applied to the program cost
- Total family income of $75,001 to $100,000: $1500 applied to the program cost
- Total family income of $100,001 to $125,000: $1000 applied to the program cost
- Total family income of $125,001 to $150,000: $500 applied to the program cost
- Total family income of $150,001 or greater: Ineligible

For complete details on eligibility, application procedures, and deadlines, please visit Additional financial aid information can be found below!

Please do NOT make any financial commitments toward the program (such as purchasing airfare) until instructed by the program leader. Neither the Honors College nor Purdue University will be liable for refunds should programs be canceled owing to mitigation measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Application Deadline

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Once an application has been moved into "accepted" status, payment of the deposit ($500) formally reserves a place in the program.

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

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