How to Apply for Pitzer Students
Step 1: Attend a Study Abroad information session.
Students planning to study abroad in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 are required to attend a Study Abroad information session. Sessions are repeated throughout the fall semester only. Students must be present for the full session. Make plans now for the session that fits your schedule. (Please note that the information session is different from the First-Year Seminar presentation.)
Thursday, September 6, 1:15 to 2:30 PM Broad Hall 207
Monday, September 10, 9:30 to 10:45 PM Broad Hall 214
Wednesday, September 19, 3:00 to 4:15 PM Broad Hall 204
Friday, September 28, 1:15 to 2:30 PM Broad Hall 210
Wednesday, October 3, 3:00 to 4:15 PM Broad Hall 204
Monday, October 8, 3:00 to 4:15 PM Broad Hall 207
Tuesday, October 16, 9:00 to 10:15 PM Avery 201
Tuesday, October 23, 1:30 to 2:45 PM Broad Hall 210
Wednesday, October 31, 1:15 to 2:30 PM Broad Hall 210
Bonus Information Session
Thursday NIght, November 8, 9:15 to 10:30 PM Gold Center 108
Step 2: Meet with a Study Abroad Adviser.
After the information session, make an appointment with an adviser in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss your academic goals and identify the programs that might best work for your educational plan. You will receive the Pitzer College Study Abroad application instructions at this advising appointment. Advising times are available throughout the week. We do not make appointments via email. Please stop by our office during office hours to arrange an appointment.
Step 3: Research Program Options.
It is important for you to take these steps to learn about the various programs available so that you can make an informed decision for your semester abroad:
- - Check out the approved program options to learn more about the programs that were identified in your advising session. Note: Each of the 5 Colleges has different study abroad programs and policies. Cross registration is NOT available for study abroad. Study abroad programs through Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pomona College and Scripps College are non-approved programs.
- - Consider the information on the courses available, program dates, pre-requisites, and housing arrangements. You will need this information to complete the corresponding questions on the Pitzer College Study Abroad application.
- - Once you have narrowed your choices to two or three options, check with the Office of Study Abroad to get the names of past participants and talk to them about their experiences.
- - Make another appointment with a Study Abroad adviser if you have questions that cannot be answered by the website or by past participants. You may also email questions to email@example.com.
Step 4: Discuss Plans with Your Faculty Adviser.
Take advantage of your faculty adviser’s office hours to begin discussing your interest in study abroad. Students in any major can include a semester of study abroad in their educational plan. Some majors require early planning to fit in a semester abroad so the earlier you start the better.
You will need to make a preliminary choice of the courses you would like to take while abroad, and your faculty adviser must approve the courses you propose by signing the Adviser Approval form. To view the classes available, visit the program’s web page or inquire with the Office of Study Abroad.
Step 5: Meet Applications Deadlines
Pitzer College Study Abroad Applications are due MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
The Pitzer College Study Abroad Application, including an interview with a past participant, a faculty recommendation, faculty adviser approval form, essays, and a language evaluation (if required) must be submitted by this deadline. You should distribute the faculty recommendation and language evaluation forms as early as possible to allow sufficient time for faculty to complete them. Keep a copy of your completed application (except the confidential recommendation) for your records.
Students are not normally eligible to study abroad during their first-year at Pitzer. Students applying for one of the limited non-approved program spaces should submit two Pitzer College Study Abroad applications; one for their non-approved program choice and one for their alternate program choice. The alternate program must be one of the approved program options. Students applying to participate as a sophomore are not eligible to apply for a non-approved program.
Students applying for approved ISEP programs must submit the Pitzer College Study Abroad application and the ISEP program application.
Supplementary Applications are due MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
Before Winter Break we will send an email to your Pitzer email account notifying you of any supplementary application forms for you to complete by the deadline. At this time, students who requested a non-approved program space will be notified if they are granted or have been denied permission to apply to their non-approved program. The supplementary applications may include (but are not limited to) homestay questionnaires, additional references required by the program, and directed independent study proposals. Keep a copy of your completed supplementary applications (except the confidential references) for your records.