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)
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
Pitzer students must take 60 La Trobe credits which is the equivalent of four Pitzer course credits. 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.
There is a limit of two Pitzer students per semester.