Pre-Departure Handbooks for Pitzer Students

Congratulations! You have been approved for Study Abroad. Now that you have been accepted for study abroad, a new phase begins – preparing to go. There will be many things to organize and forms to complete but the effort will be well worth it to find yourself studying abroad next semester. To help you keep track of tasks you need to complete in the months and weeks leading up to your departure, we have created pre-departure handbooks that are updated each semester. All Pitzer students and guest students on Pitzer programs receive these handbooks at orientation. Parents, faculty and study abroad advisers are welcome to view handbooks for the most recent semester on-line or download them for reference.

Students must observe the deadlines for the Pitzer acceptance paperwork or risk paying late fees or becoming ineligible for certain programs. Students may also download copies of the Pitzer acceptance paperwork to be completed if any of the forms have been misplaced.

Pitzer Programs Handbooks

These handbooks provide specific information for each Pitzer program with necessary details for your planning such as: program dates, immunizations, visa information, credit and fees, etc.

Pitzer Exchange Programs Handbooks

Students approved for an exchange will have a general handbook about Pitzer policies for obtaining credit, program fees, and more.

Program information such as the semester dates, arrival information, housing, etc. for each exchange will be sent in an acceptance packet directly from the host university and/or given to students at their program specific orientation. Additional acceptance paperwork will be sent from the university that the student is responsible for returning promptly to the host university in order to reserve a space on the program. The earlier such forms are returned, the more likely the student will receive their preference in housing arrangements, classes, etc. Failure to meet the host university deadlines may result in becoming ineligible for the program.

Non-Approved Programs Handbooks

Students approved for non-approved programs will receive a general handbook at orientation about Pitzer policies for obtaining credit, program fees, payment for housing and meals abroad, etc.

Specific program information such as the dates of program, flights etc. will be provided by the program sponsor directly to the student. Students are responsible for returning the acceptance paperwork they receive from the program sponsor by the required deadlines in order to reserve their place on the non-approved program. Failure to meet the program sponsor deadlines may result in the student becoming ineligible for the program.

Fall 2018

Pitzer in Botswana – August 5 to December 19
Botswana Handbook FA18

Pitzer in Costa Rica – September 1 to December 16
Costa Rica Handbook FA18

Pitzer in Ecuador – August 14 to December 15
Ecuador Handbook FA18

Pitzer in Italy – September 3 to December 18
Italy Handbook FA18

Pitzer In Nepal – August 5 to December 13
Nepal Handbook FA18

Pitzer Exchange and Direct Enroll Programs – dates vary
Exchange, Direct Enroll Handbook FA18
Domestic Handbook FA18

Non-approved Programs – dates vary
NonApproved Handbook FA18