International Exchanges – Habib University

This program is not currently available.

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

Program Title: Pitzer Exchange with Habib University

Location: Karachi, Pakistan

Host Website:

Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College and have 2.0 or higher GPA. Preference is given to juniors and first semester seniors but sophomores are eligible if space is available.

At least one area studies course: history, politics, literature, or international relations is strongly recommended. Additional recommended preparation: Language, Culture and Society; 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 then be asked to complete the Habib University application.

Program Dates
Fall Semester: End of August to late December
Spring Semester: Mid-January to mid-May
Full Year: End of August to mid-May

Required Courses
Students are required to take a language class, at least one course that includes content on Pakistani history, politics, literature or culture, the Pitzer course MLLC110 Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing via Sakai.

Intensive Language
Urdu or Sindhi language courses are available.

Academic Notes
Students may take courses across the curriculum. Strengths include a broad selection of liberal arts classes including stem and computer science courses.

Credit Possible
Students must take a course load of 16 semester credits to earn the equivalent of 4.0 course credits at Pitzer.  A typical course load is 4 classes x 4 credits each. 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
Students live in university housing on campus.