International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)

Sweden: Karlstad

Program Title Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with Karlstad University
Location Karlstad, Sweden
Host Website ISEP: Karlstad University
Eligibility Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Preference given to juniors and first semester seniors but qualified sophomores are eligible if space is available.
Preparation At least one area studies course is required before departure. Other general preparation options include: Comparative Politics, Intercultural Communications, Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
Application Pitzer College Study Abroad Application, ISEP Application, and forms required by the university
Program Dates Fall semester (= Semester 1): Mid August to December
Spring semester (= Semester 2): Mid January to early June
Full year: Mid August to late May
Required Courses Participants are expected to take one course while abroad that includes content on Swedish history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language Swedish language courses at different levels
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser.
Course Options Visit the ISEP website shown above, select ‘Academics’ and follow the Hints for Researching Courses.
Credit Possible In addition to a full course load at the university, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credit for the Sakai course. See above under Required Courses.
Housing Options Students are housed in rooms in residence halls or in shared student apartments. Cooking facilities are available. A meal stipend is provided.
Advising notes The chance of placement is generally good.