Pre-departure Information 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. Students must observe the deadlines for the Pitzer acceptance paperwork or risk paying late fees or becoming ineligible for certain programs.

DUO Authentication: Instructions for students studying abroad

Duo is the two-factor authentication process used by PItzer College for students, staff and faculty to securely access College electronic resources. Follow the instructions to maintain access. Duo for Students Abroad

Handbooks for Pitzer Students

To help you keep track of tasks you need to complete in the months and weeks leading up to your departure, we have created 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.

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 2019

Pitzer in Costa Rica – August 31 to December 14
Costa Rica Handbook FA19

Pitzer in Ecuador – August 14 to December 19
Ecuador Handbook FA19

Pitzer in Italy – September 2 to December 16
Italy Handbook FA19

Pitzer In Nepal – August 3 to December 14
Nepal Handbook FA19

Pitzer in Southern Africa – August 4 to December 14
Southern Africa Handbook FA19

Pitzer Exchange and Direct Enroll Programs – dates vary
Exchange, Direct Enroll Handbook FA19
Domestic Handbook FA19

Non-approved Programs – dates vary
NonApproved Handbook FA19

Spring 2020

Pitzer in Costa Rica – January 25 to May 16
Costa Rica Handbook – Spring 2020

Pitzer in Ecuador – January 8 to May 10
Ecuador Handbook – spring 2020

Pitzer in Italy – January 27 to May 19
Italy Handbook – spring 2020

Pitzer In Nepal – January 29 to June 6
Nepal Handbook – spring 2020

Pitzer in Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe – January 8 to May 16
Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe Handbook – spring 2020

Pitzer Exchange and Direct Enroll Programs – dates vary
Exchange, Direct EnrollHandbook SP20
Domestic Orientation Handbook SP20

Non-approved Programs – dates vary
Non-Approved Handbook SP20

Summer 2020

Costa Rica Summer Health Program – May 24 to July 5
Costa Rica Summer Health Handbook 2020

Pitzer in Brazil Summer Program
Brazil Handbook 2020

Pitzer in Vietnam Summer Program – May 23 to July 3
Pitzer in Vietnam Handbook 2020

Pitzer Summer Exchanges – dates vary
Pitzer Summer Exchange Handbook 2020