International Exchanges – Iceland

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

Program Title: Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with University of Iceland

iceland-reykjavikLocation: Reykjavík, Iceland

Host Website
ISEP: University of Iceland

Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College and have a minimum 2.75 GPA.

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

Pitzer College Study Abroad Application, ISEP Application and forms required by the university

Program Dates
Fall semester (= Semester 1):September to December
Spring semester (= Semester 2): January to May
Full year: Early September to late May.

Required Courses
Participants are expected to take one course while abroad that includes content on Icelandic history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.

Intensive Language
Not available.

Independent Study
See a Study Abroad Adviser.

Course Options
Visit the ISEP website shown above, select ‘Academics’ and follow the Hints for Researching Courses.

Credit Possible
In addition to a full course load at the university, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credit for the Sakai course. See above under Required Courses.

Housing Options
Students are housed in student dormitories or private student residences and apartments.

Advising notes
The chance of placement is generally fair. The visa application process is extensive.