Information for Faculty


We encourage students to work with their faculty advisers early in their academic career to plan how a semester of study abroad will best fit into their overall educational plan. With this early planning and advising, students in any major can have the opportunity to study abroad.

Pitzer College Study Abroad Application

Visit the How to Apply for Non-Pitzer Students page of our website for more information.

Academic Recommendation

The Pitzer College Study Abroad Application requires one recommendation on the Abroad Academic Recommendation form from a faculty member who has taught the student in at least one college level class. All that is required is for faculty to check the boxes on the front of the form and sign it. Comments on the back side of the form are helpful to the review committee and are appreciated. Your student should print the form, sign the student confidentiality waiver (if applicable) and bring the form to you.  A copy of this form is also available here for your convenience.

Pitzer College Study Abroad – Academic Recommendation

Pitzer recommendations may be given to the student in a sealed signed envelope for the student to send to our office or faculty may send it to our office, or scan and email a signed copy to us or email the form to us directly from their official faculty email account to  We will accept the student’s confidentiality waiver signature on a separate form.


Thank you for advising students, writing recommendations and letters, and contributing to the success of their study abroad experience. If you have questions about Pitzer College study abroad programs please contact us.