International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)


Program Title Pitzer Exchange with Payap University
Location Chiang Mai, Thailand
Host Website
Eligibility Students must be in good academic standing at Pitzer College. Preference will be given to juniors and first semester seniors but sophomores are eligible if space is available.
Preparation At least one area studies course on 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 study abroad application and any forms required by the university.
Program Dates Fall program: Mid August to mid December
Spring program: Mid January to early May
Required Courses Thai language and culture study is required, as is the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language Students will take one course of intensive Thai language
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser.
Course Options Courses for international students are available in English covering topics connected to Thai culture.
Credit Possible Students are expected to take 15-16 Payap course credits in order to earn four course credits at Pitzer. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the Sakai course. See above under Required Courses.
Housing Options Students live in international student housing with other international students and participate in a three week home stay in the middle of the semester.
Advising Notes Up to two students per year can be accepted. In certain semesters, more spaces may be available. Consult a Study Abroad Adviser.