Open to Pitzer students only.
||Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with VU University Amsterdam
||ISEP: VU University Amsterdam
||Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must have junior or senior status at the time of participation.
||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
||Fall semester (= Semester ): Mid August to late January
Spring semester (= Semester 1): Early February to mid July
Full year: Mid August to mid July
||Participants are expected to take one course while abroad that includes content on Netherland history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
||Intensive Dutch language courses may be available.
||See a Study Abroad Adviser.
||Courses are intended for students that have completed at least 4 or 5 courses in their major field prior to the exchange. Students are requested to select the majority of courses from one field of study. Refer to the ISEP website shown above.
||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.
||Students are housed in residence halls with cooking facilities. Students receive a monthly stipend to cover living and transportation expenses.
||The chance of placement is generally good.