International Scholars Program
The Pitzer International Scholars Program (ISP) helps speakers of other languages develop the sophisticated level of English needed to actively participate in the challenging liberal arts education at Pitzer and The Claremont Colleges. The program also provides ongoing support to students as they move into increasingly demanding courses across the college curriculum.
ISP classes are specifically designed for international students who are at an advanced academic level, and are not remedial courses. They address the expectations of U.S. college professors, and build confidence and skills in analytical and critical thinking, oral participation, knowledge of U.S. history and culture, and sophisticated levels of writing and speaking.
ISP also provides time and support for students transitioning to an American college system through small class sizes and extensive feedback on assignments. The program also features intensive academic advising to enhance student success. IScholars participate fully in the residential college experience, enjoying campus activities, sports teams, field trips and clubs.