International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)


Program Title Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with the University of Ghana
Location Legon (a suburb of the capital city Accra),Ghana
Host Website ISEP: University of Ghana
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.
Preparation At least one African 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, University of Ghana Application, and other forms required by the university
Program Dates Fall Semester: Late August to December/January
Spring Semester: Mid January to May
Required Course Participants are expected to take one course while abroad that includes content on history, politics, literature or culture of Ghana and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language A Twi language course is offered in the fall semester and is required of all participants. The course is not offered in the spring so students are encouraged to study abroad in the fall to take advantage of this option.
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser.
Course Options The most appropriate fields of study are African studies, geography and resource development, agriculture, and social sciences. One of the university's objectives is to ensure that its students have an understanding of world affairs, in particular of the histories, institutions and cultures of African civilizations. To meet this objective, a program in African studies is offered as an integral part of all Bachelor's programs. Visit the ISEP website shown above, select ‘Academics’ and follow the Hints for Researching Courses.
Credit Possible Students must take the equivalent of a full course load at the university to equal four courses at Pitzer. Credit amounts vary for each class so students may be enrolled in anywhere from 4-6 classes.
Housing Options Students are housed in the university residence halls. A stipend is provided by ISEP to cover meals.
Advising Notes Students should note that odd-numbered courses are offered in the fall semester and even-numbered courses are offered in the spring semester. Students whose field of study is in the sciences should note that due to limited resources, lab-based courses are unavailable. Curriculum for science courses is largely theory based.

The chance of placement is limited.