Global Experience

STUDY ABROAD

Pitzer’s eight direct-run programs in seven countries integrate classroom instruction with in-country experiences that encourage students to think in ways that cross over disciplines, cultures and social boundaries.

Pitzer College Abroad
  • Botswana.
    Engage in field projects and extended study trips to Zimbabwe and South Africa where students study race relations, reconciliation and post-Apartheid life. As part of the core course on socio-political change, students work several afternoons a week with a local or international organization.
Pitzer Abroad Brazil
  • Brazil.
    Located in Salvador, the capital of Bahia State, center of Afro-Brazilian culture, students live with Salvadoran families and take a core course that includes an internship with a local nonprofit or school, as well as intensive Portuguese language study.
Pitzer College Abroad Ecuador
  • Ecuador.
    Based in Quito, high in the Andes, students take a core course at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, which includes working two afternoons a week with a local organization. They take a study trip to an indigenous mountain community, and an excursion to the Amazon Basin. Home stays are experienced in both Quito
    and San Clemente.
Pitzer College Abroad Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica.
    Experience two family home stays, including one near our Firestone Center for Restoration Ecology on the Pacific Coast. We also offer a six-week summer health program.
Pitzer College Abroad Italy
  • Italy.
    Based in Parma, students focus on intensive Italian language study aided by semester-long family stays. A field-based art history course and a communitybased service learning experience are also part of the program.
Pitzer College Abroad
  • Nepal.
    Learn from home stays with a family near Kathmandu while taking intensive Nepali language study, as well as field assignments and study trips to villages, national parks and a Tibetan refugee camp.
Pitzer College Abroad Vietnam
  • Vietnam.
    During the spring at Pitzer, students begin intensive Vietnamese language study, which continues in Vietnam at
    Hue University during the early summer. The six-week program also includes an internship and a home stay. A study trip to Hanoi and Halong Bay provide a comparative perspective in former “North Vietnam.”

60 EXCHANGE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE ON SIX CONTINENTS

In addition to the Pitzer-run programs, students have study abroad options
in nearly 40 countries. Learn More

50%
OF PITZER STUDENTS TRAVEL
ABROAD AT LEAST ONCE

National Average = 2%

MOST
STUDENT FULBRIGHTS FROM AN UNDER-
GRADUATE INSTITUTION, 6 Straight Years

The Chronicle of Higher Education

TOP 20
BEST ETHNIC DIVERSITY

U.S. News & World Report, 2018

FELLOWSHIPS

PITZER IS A NATIONAL LEADER AMONGST UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS IN THE NUMBER OF FULBRIGHTS RECEIVED.

Pitzer’s study abroad program is a key factor behind the record-breaking number of prestigious postgraduate fellowships and scholarships our students receive every year to pursue academic inquiry both in the U.S. and overseas after graduation.

Pitzer Grad Rebecca Rubin

Rebecca Rubin ’17
Fulbright Scholar in Mexico
Pitzer Major: Human biology

Drawing on her experience as a teacher and health education; she volunteered to work in Mayan communities, promoting economic independence for women.

Pitzer Grad Robert Little

Robert Little, ’15
Fulbright Scholar in South Korea
Majors: Environmental Policy and Sociology
Currently: Chief of Staff, Sherwood Design Engineers, San Francisco, CA

“Pitzer taught me how to harness curiosity to leverage impact. Whether I was bargaining for a solar panel welder in Ghana for my Davis Project for Peace Grant or pushing my Korean language limits to help a taxi driver find my way home during my Fulbright, Pitzer’s spirit of reckless curiosity yielded me some of my most important and impactful
memories to date.”

Pitzer Grad Lekha Jandhyala

Lekha Jandhyala, ’16
Watson Fellow
Majors: Media Studies and Studio Art
Currently: Arts & Culture Programme Assistant, Asia Society India Centre, Mumbai

“I experienced protests in Sao Paulo, attended the Venice Biennale and picked rainbow rocks along Lake Kussharo’s shore in Hokkaido. My worldview expanded. I learned that even though we are citizens of many places and have starkly different political climates and customs, we all believe in the same basic things: family, making our individual lives meaningful and sometimes a belief in something greater than ourselves.”