International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)


Program Title Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with Aalborg University
Location Aalborg, Denmark (note that Aalborg is a sister city to Solvang, CA)
Host Website ISEP: Aalborg University
Eligibility 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. Previous Danish language study is not required
Preparation At least one European 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: Late August to December/January (depending on exam schedule)
Spring semester: Late January to June
Full year: Late August to June
Required Courses Participants are expected to take one course while abroad that includes content on northern European history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language Pitzer students are required to take the intensive Danish language class offered each semester for the first eight weeks of the semester.
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser.
Course Options The university features courses taught in English in the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences and in the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences.
Credit Possible Students must take 28 to 30 ECTS while abroad in order to earn four course credits at Pitzer. ECTS amounts vary for each class so students may be enrolled in anywhere from 5-7 classes. 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 student residence hall or in private accomodations and apartments. A stipend is provided by ISEP to cover meals.