International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

Program Title ISEP Exchange with International University, Vietname National Univeristy (VNU) HCMC
Location Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Host Website ISEP International University, VNU, HCMC
Eligibility Students must be in good academic standing at Pitzer College and have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Preference will be given to juniors and first semester seniors but sophomores are eligible if space is available.
Preparation At least one area studies course on Southeast Asian history, politics, literature, religious studies, or international relations is required. Additional recommended preparation: Language, Culture and Society; 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: September to January
Spring semester: February to June
Academic Year: September to June
Required Courses Participants are expected to take one course while abroad that includes content on Vietnamese history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language Not available
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser
Course Options Accounting, Aquatic Resource Management, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications, Engineering, English, Finance and Banking, Food Technology, Information Technology, Marketing, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Physics.
Credit Possible Students are expected to take 15-16 course credits in order to earn four course credits at Pitzer. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the Sakai course. See above under Required Courses.
Housing/Board Options Pitzer students are required to live in a host family when offered. Students receive a housing and meal stipend by ISEP.
Advising notes Chance of placement on ISEP Exchange is generally good. Business, Biotechnology, and Engineering are particularly strong fields.