International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)


Program Title Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with Ewha Womans University
Location Seoul, Korea
Host Website ISEP: Ewha Womans University
Eligibility Students must be in good academic standing at Pitzer College and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. 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.
Preparation At least one area studies course on Japan or Asia in history, politics, literature, religious studies, or international relations is required. Additional recommended preparation: Language, Culture and Society; Intercultural Communications; Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies; Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
Application Pitzer College general application and the ISEP application along with any forms required by the University.
Program Dates Fall Semester: Early September to mid December
Spring Semester: Early March to mid June
Required Courses In addition to language, participants are expected to 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.
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser.
Course Options Some of Ewha’s strongest fields include design technology, information Technology, international studies, Korean studies, North Korean studies,and Asian studies. Many of these courses are offered in English.
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 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. Visit the ISEP website shown above, select ‘Academics’ and follow the Hints for Researching Courses.
Housing Options Students are housed in double-occupancy rooms on campus depending on room availability. Students receive either a cafeteria plan for 19 meals per week or a stipend to purchase meals.
Advising Notes Chance of placement by ISEP is good.