International Exchanges – Spain: Murcia

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

Program Title: Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with Universidad de Murcia

spain-murciaLocation: Murcia, Spain

Host Website: ISEP: Universidad de Murcia
Regular University Courses (in Spanish)

Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. ISEP requires students to have a minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Completion of Spanish 44 or higher or a demonstrated equivalency must be completed prior to the program. Literature level coursework in Spanish is highly recommended.

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

The Pitzer College Study Abroad Application and the ISEP Application are both due by the Pitzer application due date. If accepted by Pitzer and ISEP students will then be asked to complete University forms.

Program Dates
Fall semester (= Semester 2): Mid-September to late January
Spring semester (= Semester 1): Late January to to late June
Full year: Mid-September to late June
Note: Students must conform their stay to the University of Murcia’s Academic Calendar.

Required Courses
Participants are expected to take a full course load including one course with content on Spanish history, politics, literature or culture. In addition, students take the Pitzer course MLLC110 Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing via Sakai.

Intensive Language
A one and a half week pre-session, intensive Spanish language course is offered before each semester for multiple levels. Intensive Spanish language courses are offered in addition to regular classes taught in Spanish during the academic year.

Independent Study
See a Study Abroad Adviser.

Course Options
Visit the ISEP website shown above and select ‘Website for Course Availability.’

Credit Possible
In addition to a full course load at the university, 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 shared flats with other students in the city. A stipend will be provided to cover housing and meals.

Additional notes
The chance of placement is generally good.