International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)


Program Title Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with the Korea University
Location Seoul, Korea
Host Website ISEP: Korea University
Eligibility Previous study of Korean language is not required but is highly recommended. Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College and have 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 Asian 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 general application and the forms required by the university
Program Dates Fall semester: September to late December
Spring semester: March to late June
Full year: September to late June
Required Courses Participants are expected to take one course while abroad that includes content on Korean history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language A Korean language class is required of Pitzer students with instruction at six different levels, plus intensive writing and reading classes.
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser.
Course Options About 30 percent of KU's courses in Liberal Arts, Life and Environmental Sciences, Political Science and Economics, Science, Engineering, Education, Life Sciences, Division of Art and Design, Information and Communications, Journalism and Mass Communication are taught in English. All courses offered by the Division of International Studies and Graduate School of International Studies are taught in English. 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 course credits at Pitzer. Credit amounts vary for each class at KU so students may be enrolled in anywhere from 4 to 6 classes. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the Sakai course. See above under Required Courses.
Housing Options Students live at KU International, a state-of-the-art international house. A meal stipend is provided by ISEP.
Advising Notes The chance of placement is limited.