International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)


Program Title Pitzer Exchange with the University of Adelaide
Location Adelaide, Australia
Host Website
Eligibility University of Adelaide requires a 3.0 GPA. Students with 2.8-3.0 GPA may be considered under special circumstances. Preference given to juniors and first semester seniors but sophomores are eligible if space is available.
Preparation Any area studies course, if available. Since few courses at the Claremont Colleges have an emphasis on Australia, general preparation options include: Comparative Politics, Intercultural Communications, Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology.
Application Pitzer College general application and the University of Adelaide forms
Program Dates Fall semester: Mid July to late November
Spring semester: Mid February to early July
Full year: The Australian academic year runs from mid February to late November
Required Courses Participants are expected to take one course that includes content on Australian history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language Not applicable.
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser.
Course Options The University offers broad curricular offerings with particular strengths in biological sciences, environmental science, and the social sciences. Courses open to exchange students can be found here:
Credit Possible Students must take a full course load of 12 units in order to earn 4 course credits at Pitzer. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credit for the Sakai Course. See above under Required Courses.
Housing Options Students choose from one of several dormitory options called “colleges,” on campus. Previous participants recommend St. Mark’s College or Lincoln College.
Advising Notes Courses in some fields are offered for the full year and students going July to November will have limited options in certain fields. Psychology majors will have more options February to July. Students should be aware the current cost for an Australian visa is $565 Australian Dollars and the required Australian medical insurance is currently $353 Australian dollars..