International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)

Argentina: Buenos Aires

Program Title Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with Universidad del Salvador
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Host Website ISEP: Universidad del Salvador
Eligibility A minimum of 5 semesters of university-level Spanish, preferably including a literature class, or the equivalent must be completed prior to the program. 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 Latin American 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 July to November
Spring semester (= Semester 1): Mid March to July
Full year: The Southern Hemisphere academic calendar is from Mid March to November
Required Courses Participants are expected to take one course while abroad that includes content on Argentine history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language Not available. Students must have an advanced Spanish level to enroll in university courses taught in Spanish.
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser.
Course Options The university features excellent offerings ranging from art history to philosophy. Strong fields include history, literature, international relations, Latin American studies, liberal arts, psychology, physical and music therapy, social communication, and theater arts. Research opportunities are available in environmental studies, social sciences, psychology, and sociology, among others.

Visit the ISEP website shown above, select ‘Academics’ and follow the Hints for Researching Courses.
Credit Possible Six courses per semester are the normal load to equal four course credits at Pitzer and some courses run the full academic year. Exchange students placed for a semester should discuss exam content and a schedule for examinations with their Argentinean professors. Students must maintain a minimum enrollment of five courses to retain student status. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credit for the Sakai course. See above under Required Courses.
Housing Options Students are housed in private student residences and apartments. A stipend is provided for meals.
Advising notes The chance of placement is limited.