Pitzer Direct Enroll – ISEP Direct: La Trobe University

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

Program Title: ISEP Direct: La Trobe University

Location: Bundoora (Melbourne), Australia

Host Website: ISEP La Trobe University – Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Regular University Courses (in English)

Eligibility
Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. ISEP requires students to have a 2.75 or higher GPA. Preference given to juniors and first semester seniors but qualified sophomores are eligible if space is available.

Preparation
At least one area studies course is strongly recommended before departure. Other general preparation options include: Language, Culture and Society, Intercultural Communications, Introduction to International/Intercultural Studies, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

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

Program Dates
Fall semester/Semester 2: July to November
Spring semester/Semester 1: late February to the end of July
Full year/Semester 1 & 2: late February to November (recommended sequence for southern hemisphere full year courses)

Bathing houses at Brighton beach in Melbourne, Australia.
Bathing houses at Brighton beach in Melbourne, Australia.

Required Courses
Participants are expected to take one course while abroad that includes content on Australian history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer course MLLC110 Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing via Sakai. Additionally, all students do mandatory non-credit bearing modules in Aborginal Studies and Academic Integrity.

Intensive Language
Not applicable.

Courses
The university has strengths in Biological Studies, Health Sciences, Computer Sciences and Indigenous Studies among a full range disciplines.  Subject Search Guide 2019

Students must have course flexibility, as registration for specific courses cannot be guaranteed.

Credit Possible
Pitzer students must take 60 La Trobe credits in order to earn 4 course credits at Pitzer. 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 have private rooms in Chisholm College Residence Halls with self-catered meals or private rooms in Glenn College Residence Halls with breakfast and dinner provided and a stipend for lunches.

Additional  Notes
There is a limit of two Pitzer students per semester.

Downtown Melbourne across the Yarra River
Downtown Melbourne across the Yarra River