International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)

Spain: Seville

Program Title Pitzer Exchange with the Spanish Institute for Global Education (SIGE) and the University of Seville
Location Seville, Spain
Host Website www.us.es/; http://sigecampus.eu/
Eligibility One year of college level Spanish or its equivalent is required. Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. Preference is given to juniors and first semester seniors but qualified sophomores are eligible if space is available.
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 general application and the forms required by SIGE and the university
Program Dates Fall semester: September to December (with early exams for regular university courses)
Spring semester: January to May
Required Courses Participants are required to take the Spanish Culture Orientation course and the Spanish Language Seminar at SIGE. Students are also required to take the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language Students take the Spanish Language Seminar semester course at SIGE.
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser
Course Options In the orientation at the beginning of study, students’ Spanish skills are assessed, and classes are chosen based on the students’ levels. Classes taken by exchange students are for non-native Spanish speakers, and they are set up in accord with the needs of people still learning Spanish. Guía de cursos (course guide) Students with an advanced (Span 44 or higher) level of Spanish may be eligible to take regular university courses in Spanish if test results in orientation show they have sufficient skills.
Credit Possible Students must take four courses worth .75 course credits each at the University. In addition, students will earn 0.5 for the orientation course, .75 for the language seminar at SIGE and 0.5 Pitzer course credit for the Sakai course. Therefore, students may earn up to 4.75 Pitzer course credits.
Housing Options Students are housed with host families and share most meals with their families.
Advising Notes This exchange is limited to two students per year so applications may be quite competitive.