Visiting International and Domestic Exchange Students

Pitzer Exchange Programs: International and Domestic Exchanges for Incoming Students

Pitzer College partners with institutions that share a commitment to promoting and expanding international understanding, development, and friendship, as well as to stimulating and supporting educational, professional and intercultural activities and projects. Exchanges are a concrete way of demonstrating Pitzer’s core values of Social Responsibility, Intercultural Understanding, Interdisciplinary Learning, Student Engagement, and Environmental Sustainability. Our international students also enhance the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Pitzer community.

International and domestic students can study at Pitzer for a semester or a full year on exchange according to the exchange agreement with each college or university. To apply, contact the Study Abroad or International Programs office at your home institution. Direct enrollment is not available. Correspondence and applications must be conducted with and through your home institution’s officials.

Click here for a list of exchange partners

Application Forms

If you are an exchange students applying to Pitzer College, you must contact your home Study Abroad or International office first. Your application must be submitted to your home office.

Helpful Information for International Students

Claremont: The City of Trees and PhDs

Claremont-DepotClaremont is a beautiful, safe, and sophisticated suburban community of 37,000 residents about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Its restaurants, art galleries, lush parks, and shops are only a short walk from The Claremont Colleges. Hiking and skiing are available at nearby Mount Baldy. Malibu, Laguna Beach, Palm Springs, and the cultural, educational, social, and entertainment centers of greater Los Angeles and Hollywood are an hour away, including such attractions as Disneyland, the LA Lakers, Beverly Hills, UCLA, and Universal Studios. Claremont has a sunny Mediterranean climate year round with occasional rain in the winter. In 2007, Money Magazine selected Claremont as one of the five best places to live in the United States.

Academic Life

Diversity and intercultural understanding are woven into the fabric of the College’s curriculum and community, with students coming to Pitzer from across the United States and throughout the world. Pitzer College enrolls about 1,000 students in 40 fields of study. More information about Academics


Academic interchange among the undergraduate Colleges and Claremont Graduate University provides opportunities for curricular enrichment and active membership in the wider community of The Claremont Colleges. Under the guidance of a personal academic adviser, a student can register in any of the Claremont Undergraduate Colleges, choosing 3 to 5 classes from a total of approximately 1,000 classes offered every year.