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Keep Learning

The Office of Alumni & Family Programs offers a variety of ways to continue learning—from paid international trips to free monthly lectures available anywhere with an internet connection. Our goal is to provide alumni, parents, and friends with opportunities to continue engaging with the intellectual life of the College locally, regionally, internationally, and digitally throughout the academic year.


Alumni College Abroad 

Learn from Swarthmore faculty while traveling with fellow alumni.

Book Groups

Exercise your post-graduation brain and meet people in your area.

Faculty Lectures 

Stream audio recordings or read the full transcriptions of recent faculty talks on campus.

Lifelong Learning at Swarthmore 

These small, seminar-style classes are offered in select cities and taught by senior or emeriti faculty.


This Alumni Council initiative aims to engage the broader Swarthmore community in free, virtual seminars featuring professors, students, and alumni excelling in their fields and sharing their knowledge and experience.

Swarthmore Discussion Group

Share a meal, hear from a distinguished speaker, and engage in conversation with local community members and Swarthmore College staff, faculty, and alumni during this monthly gathering.