Explore Pitzer’s Robust Study Abroad Programs With Sayjal Waddy ’07

Sayjal Waddy wears a red shirt, red rectangular dangling earrings, and black-rimmed glasses. She has shoulder-length curly black hair that is tied back. The background is a blurred green lawn.Meet Sayjal Waddy ’07, Pitzer alumna and staff member in the Office of Study Abroad and International Programs. In this Q&A, she discusses the Pitzer-run study abroad programs in nine different countries and how their cultural immersion breaks learning out of the classroom silo. "You have classes, language learning, family stay, and trips. As you grow in your language ability, you better communicate with your family, which helps you improve your language and helps your independent study. One impacts the other. That’s how learning should be."
November 7, 2022

Pitzer College Study Abroad Program in Botswana

Pitzer in BotswanaPitzer in Botswana: A tri-country (Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe) comparative studies program that exposes students to important issues, cultures and people of this region. The program is based in Botswana where students spend a total of two and a half months, and also includes extended study trips in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Students live [Read More...]
September 7, 2017
Press Releases

Drone Research Documents Reforestation at Pitzer’s Firestone Center in Costa Rica

Claremont, Calif. (February 8, 2017)—Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Donald McFarlane has released data from a collaborative research project that used aerial drones to measure rates of reforestation at Pitzer College’s Firestone Center for Restoration Ecology in Costa Rica. The data, published in the article “UAV data for multi-temporal Landsat analysis of historic reforestation: a [Read More...]
February 8, 2017
Press Releases

All Students Currently Studying Abroad are Safe

November 18, 2016 Dear Pitzer College Community, After the recent tragic events in Paris, Lebanon and Kenya, I want to confirm that all our students studying abroad in the European Union are accounted for and safe (we have no students in Kenya or the Lebanon this semester). We were obliged to delay issuance of this [Read More...]
November 18, 2015
Press Releases

Nepal Earthquake Updates

UPDATE: 12 p.m., May 29, 2015 Dear Pitzer Community, A magnitude 4.8 earthquake occurred today near Kathmandu at 09:59 local time. We are grateful that Pitzer in Nepal staff and families in Kathmandu and Simigaun report no additional damages. I am pleased to report that gifts to the Support Pitzer in Nepal Relief Fund to date total $83,871.25. This figure clearly [Read More...]
April 25, 2015