International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)

England: Bristol

Program Title Pitzer Exchange with the University of Bristol
Location Bristol, England
Host Website
Eligibility The University of Bristol requires a 3.2 GPA. Preference given to juniors and first semester seniors but sophomores are eligible if space is available.
Preparation At least one European area studies course in literature or film, history, or political studies is required. Suggested additional general preparation options include: Comparative Politics; Intercultural Communications; Language Culture and Society; Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies; Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology.
Application Pitzer College general application and the forms required by the university.
Program Dates Fall semester: Late September to mid January
Spring semester: Late January to June
Full year: Late September to June
Required Courses Participants are expected to take one course that includes content on British 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 in the social sciences with a link through the Department of Politics.
Credit Possible Students must take a full Birmingham course load, which is 60 units in order to earn four course credits at Pitzer. 60 units means 3 classes that are worth 20 units each or 6 classes that are worth 10 units each.. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credit for the Sakai course. See above under Required Courses. From the Bristol page for international students, go to 'Undergraduate Study', then choose 'Find a course' to the left.
Housing Options Students live in student housing and receive a stipend to prepare their own meals.
Advising Notes Up to 2 students can be accepted per year. Due to the link with the Department of Politics, students majoring in Political Studies will be given preference for the exchange.