Information for Pitzer College Faculty
We encourage students to work with their faculty advisers early in their academic career to properly plan how a semester of study abroad will best fit into their overall educational plan. With this early planning and advising, all students can have the opportunity to study abroad.
Advising and Application Process
For Pitzer students, the advising and application process begins with a Study Abroad Information Session and includes a meeting with a study abroad adviser, their academic adviser, and an interview with a student who has recently participated on the program. A Faculty Adviser Approval Form and one or more Academic Recommendations are part of the Study Abroad Application. Visit the How to Apply for Pitzer Students page of our website for more information.
Application Due Dates for Pitzer Students
There are TWO DUE DATES for APPROVED semester study abroad programs.
Fall 2015 and full year applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2014.
Spring 2016 applications are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
There is only ONE DUE DATE for NON-APPROVED semester programs for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Fall 2015 AND Spring 2016 non-approved programs are BOTH due by 5 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2014.
Note: Students participating as a sophomore are NOT eligible to apply for a non-approved program.
In order for the student’s application to be complete the adviser approval forms and all academic recommendations must be submitted. The Office of Study Abroad will not penalize students if the adviser approval forms and academic recommendations arrive later in the week of the due date.
Adviser Approval Forms
A Faculty Adviser Approval Form signed by the student’s academic adviser is part of the Study Abroad Application. For students applying to a non-approved program we ask each adviser to explain why he/she believes the non-approved program best meets an essential educational need for his/her advisee. Your student should research the available courses and bring the form to you for discussion. Copies of the forms are also available here for your convenience.
One or more Academic Recommendations from a faculty member who has taught the student in at least one class is required for Pitzer students applying to study abroad. Your student should print he form(s), sign the confidentiality waiver(s) and bring the forms to you. A copy of the Pitzer form is also available here for your convenience.
APPROVED PROGRAMS AND EXCHANGES
The Pitzer College Study Abroad Application for approved programs and exchanges requires one recommendation on the Academic Recommendation form. The student's academic adviser may complete the academic recommendation as long as the adviser has taught the student in at least one college level course. All that is required is for the faculty member to check the choices on the front of the form and sign it. Comments on page two of the form are helpful to the review committee and are appreciated.
Students applying to an ISEP Exchange program are required to submit the Pitzer College Academic Recommendation form, the ISEP Academic Reference (on the ISEP form) and a formal letter of reference that addresses the ISEP prompts. It is important that all these forms be returned to the Pitzer College Office of Study Abroad and NOT to ISEP. The Office of Study Abroad will compile the student's full online ISEP application and forward it along with the application fee to ISEP on the student’s behalf.
Your student will request a link to the ISEP recommendation form and reference prompt be sent to you via email by entering your information into their online ISEP application
Pitzer students applying to study abroad on a non-approved program are required to submit the Pitzer College Academic Recommendation form and any forms required by the program provider. Since there are a limited number of non-approved program spaces we encourage students applying to a non-approved program to also submit an application for an alternate program choice from the list of approved programs. The Pitzer College Academic Recommendation form may be used for both Pitzer applications. It is important that these forms be returned to the Pitzer College Office of Study Abroad and NOT directly to the non-approved program provider.
Non-approved Program Specific Recommendation forms should be delivered to you by your student.
Thank you for advising students and contributing to the success of their study abroad experience. If you have questions about study abroad or particular programs, please do not hesitate to contact us.