International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)

Netherlands: Amsterdam

Program Title Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with Universiteit van Amsterdam
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Host Website ISEP: Universiteit van Amsterdam
Course Catalog: http://coursecatalogue.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2014-2015-en
Eligibility Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.. Students must have junior or senior status at the time of participation.
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): Early September to end of January
Spring semester (= Semester 2): Early February to late June
Full year: Early September to late June
Required Courses Participants are expected to take one course while abroad that includes content on Dutch history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language Intensive Dutch language courses may be available.
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser.
Course Options Courses are intended for students that have completed at least 4 or 5 courses in their major field prior to the exchange. Students are requested to select courses from this one field of study. Refer to the ISEP website shown above.
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 students apartments with a stipend provided for rent and meals. There is no on-campus housing.
Advising notes The chance of placement is generally limited.