International Exchanges – Argentina: Córdoba

Open to Pitzer students only. Program options subject to change.

Program Title: Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with Universidad Católica de Córdoba

argentina-cordobaLocation: Córdoba, Argentina

Host Website: ISEP: Universidad Católica de Córdoba
University Regular University Courses (in Spanish)

Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. ISEP requires students to have a 2.75  or higher GPA. Students must have junior or senior status at the time of participation. A minimum of four semesters or college or university coursework must be complete prior to participation. Completion of Spanish 44 or higher or a demonstrated equivalency must be completed prior to the program. Additional literature level coursework in Spanish is highly recommended.

At least one Latin American area studies course is strongly recommended before departure. Other general preparation options include: Comparative Politics, Intercultural Communications, Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

Students must first apply through Pitzer’s Office of Study Abroad and International Programs. If accepted by Pitzer, students will complete the ISEP Exchange application. If accepted by ISEP, students will then complete the University application.

Program Dates
Fall semester (= Semester 2): Late July to late December
Spring semester (= Semester 1): Early March to end of July
Full year: The Southern Hemisphere academic calendar is from early March to late December

Required Courses
Participants are expected to take a full course load equivalent to four Pitzer course credits including one course while abroad that includes content on Argentine history, politics, literature or culture. In addition, students take the Pitzer course MLLC110 Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing via Sakai.

Intensive Language
A 4-week pre-session, intensive Spanish language course is offered before both semesters. Spanish language courses are offered in addition to regular classes during the semester for Intermediate and Advanced levels.

Independent Study
See a Study Abroad Adviser.

Course Options
Visit the ISEP website shown above and select ‘Website for Course Availability.’

Credit Possible
In addition to a full course load at the university equivalent to four Pitzer course credits, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the writing course via Sakai. (See above under Required Courses.)

Housing and Board Options
Students will live in apartments and receive a monthly meal allowance from UCC.

Additional notes
The chance of placement is generally limited.