International Exchanges – England: Bristol

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

Program Title: Pitzer Exchange with the University of Bristol

Bristol, EnglandLocation: Bristol, England

Host Website: University of Bristol

Publications: Study Abroad Guide Book

The University of Bristol requires a 3.0 or higher GPA. Preference given to juniors and first semester seniors but sophomores are eligible if space is available.

At least one European area studies course in literature or film, history, or political studies is strongly recommended. Suggested additional general preparation options include: Comparative Politics; Intercultural Communications; Language Culture and Society; 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 then complete the Bristol application.

Program Dates
Fall semester: September to mid-December
Spring semester: January to June
Full year: Late September to June

Required Courses
Students are required to take a full course load at the University including one course with content on British history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer course MLLC110 Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing via Sakai.

Intensive Language
Not applicable.

Independent Study
See a Study Abroad Adviser.

Course Options
Visit the study abroad page for incoming students for general information about academics ay Bristol. Click here to view the majors available and to see study guides for exchange students.

Credit Possible
Students must take 60 units in order to earn four course credits at Pitzer. 60 units means 3 classes that are worth 20 units each or 6 classes that are worth 10 units each or a combination thereof. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the writing course via Sakai. (See above under Required Courses.)

Housing and Board Options
The University of Bristol has a range of Residential Accommodation options available. Please refer to for up-to-date information. Pitzer covers the cost of accommodation and meals. If meals are not included as part of the housing cost, Pitzer will provide a stipend. Click here for a virtual tour of the campus.

Additional Notes
Up to 2 students can be accepted per year. Due to the link with the Department of Politics, students majoring in Political Studies will be given preference for the exchange.