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.

Spring 2022 – Handbooks for Pitzer-run programs will be available at a later date

Pitzer in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Handbook SP21

Pitzer in Ecuador
Ecuador Handbook SP21

Pitzer in Italy
Italy Handbook SP21

Pitzer In Nepal
Nepal Handbook SP21

Pitzer in Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe Handbook – SP21

Pitzer Exchange and Direct Enroll Programs – dates vary
Exchanges, Direct Enroll Orientation Handbook Spring 2022

Non-approved Programs – dates vary
Non-Approved Handbook Spring 2022

Summer 2022 – Handbooks will be available at a later date

Costa Rica Summer Health Program
Costa Rica Summer Health Handbook 2022

Pitzer in Brazil Summer Program
Brazil Handbook 2022

Pitzer in Vietnam Summer Program
Vietnam Handbook 2022