International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)

Spain: Murcia

Program Title Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with Universidad de Murcia
Location Murcia, Spain
Host Website ISEP: Universidad de Murcia
Eligibility A minimum of 6 semesters of college level Spanish or the equivalent must be completed prior to the program. Literature level coursework in Spanish is highly recommended. Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College and have a minimum 2.75 GPA..
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 2): Mid September to late January
Spring semester (= Semester 1): Late January to to mid June
Full year: Mid September to late June
Note: Students must conform their stay to the University of Murcia's Academic Calendar.
Required Courses Participants are expected to take one course while abroad that includes content on Spanish history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language A one and a half week pre-session, intensive Spanish language course is offered before each semester for multiple levels. Intensive Spanish language courses are offered in addition to regular classes during the academic year.
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 live in shared flats with other students in the city. A stipend will be provided to cover housing and meals.
Advising notes The chance of placement is generally good.