Study Abroad Application Steps for Non-Pitzer Students

We appreciate your interest our Pitzer College study abroad programs and look forward to working with you. A semester or a year abroad can be an enriching educational and cultural experience. Pitzer College study abroad alums have used the knowledge and skills learned abroad as the basis for senior thesis, grant proposals, and careers.

Fall and Spring Semester Application Due Dates
Pitzer accepts semester program applications during the rolling admissions dates listed below for non-Pitzer students. Notification of acceptance is generally sent out within two weeks of receiving a complete application and supporting materials. If a program is not full, we may consider late applicationsStudents should first contact their home college’s study abroad office before beginning the application for the Pitzer run programs. Most colleges and universities have internal study abroad deadlines students must meet first, before applying to external programs.

Rolling Admissions Dates (for non-Pitzer students only)

Students interested in any fall 2023 programs should apply between: December 1 2022 to April 1 2023

Students interested in any spring 2024 programs should apply between: April 1 2023 to October 15 2023

Pitzer in Costa Rica 
Apply to Costa Rica

Pitzer in Ecuador  
Apply to Ecuador

Pitzer in Italy
Apply to Italy

Pitzer in Nepal
Apply to Nepal

Pitzer in Southern Africa
Apply to Southern Africa Program

2023 Summer Application Due Dates:

Apply by November 15, 2022 for

Costa Rica Summer Health

Apply to Costa Rica Summer Health

Apply by December 1, 2023 for
Pitzer in Vietnam
Apply to Vietnam

Apply by February 15, 2023 for

Pitzer in Brazil

Apply to Brazil

Academic Credit
A Pitzer semester abroad is generally equivalent in terms of credit earned to a semester at a U.S. college or university with four courses (16 semester units; 24 quarter units) being the normal award for a semester’s work. Summer programs are generally worth two courses ( 8 semester credits or 12 quarter units). Before choosing to participate, you should understand your home campus policy for awarding credit and translating grades from a Pitzer study abroad program.

Upon completion of the program, grades will be submitted to the Pitzer College Office of the Registrar, where they will be recorded on an official Pitzer transcript and sent to your home campus. Transcripts are generally available two to three months after the program ends.

Planning Ahead
Here are some helpful tips to streamline the application process:
Students cannot leave the United States without a passport and some countries require students to have visas. If you do not already have one or if your current passport will expire fewer than 6 months after the end of your program, apply or renew now. For information on obtaining a US passport visit Students should read the Passport and Visa Information provided as part of the Pitzer College Study Abroad Application.

Visit the study abroad or international programs office at your school. You must often meet internal deadlines at your school to be eligible to receive credit for a study abroad program. Your faculty adviser or study abroad adviser must sign the Course Pre-Registration and Approval Form.

Many schools allow you to apply your financial aid funds to a study abroad program. Check with your study abroad office or your financial aid office for specifics.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about the Pitzer College programs, do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the application process, program logistics or preparation advice. If you would like to speak with a student who has completed a program, we can provide an email address for you to contact a student to learn more.