Exchange Programs




Study with Partner Institutions through the Sarah Lawrence Exchange Program

Sarah Lawrence students can spend a semester studying with an exchange partner in the US or abroad, depending on program availability.

Exchange Program Details

  • To qualify, students must be in good academic standing and have completed their first and second year at Sarah Lawrence.
  • Students must also plan to complete either their junior or senior year in Bronxville.
  • Exchange programs are not open to students who have transferred into Sarah Lawrence College with a maximum of 60 credits.
  • Students pay Sarah Lawrence tuition and fees; any financial aid, grants, and loans are applied to those fees.
  • Where applicable, the institution the student attends determines room-and-board charges, and the student pays charges directly to the institution.

Exchange places are limited, so students should contact Christopher Olson for further information and to receive an application.

Exchange Partners & Programs

Pitzer College

As part of our exchange, Sarah Lawrence students may study at Pitzer College in California, or on their study abroad options in Botswana, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, and Nepal. For the 2019-20 academic year, only two SLC students can be accepted to Pitzer’s campus in California.

Pitzer College was named for benefactor, noted philanthropist, and orange grower Russell K. Pitzer. Founded in 1963 as the sixth institution of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer began as a residential liberal arts campus with a curricular emphasis in the social and behavioral sciences. The College’s pioneering programs embraced interdisciplinary teaching and learning, creative and cooperative classroom experience, and community governance, encouraging every voice to be heard equally and fully.

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Spelman College

As part of our exchange, Sarah Lawrence students may study at Spelman College in Atlanta, but not on any of their study abroad options.

A global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman College includes more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 15 foreign countries. Spelman empowers women to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change through service. The College is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of students.

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Tsuda University, Tokyo, Japan

Women only.

Tsuda University was founded in 1900 by Umeko Tsuda, one of the first Japanese women to study abroad. As a result, the college has well-developed foreign exchange programs with more than 20 institutions around the world. Students live in dormitories in Kodaira city, Tokyo, a suburb of Tokyo. The University consists of four undergraduate departments: Department of English, Department of International and Cultural Studies, Department of Mathematics, and Department of Computer Science. Students study a wide variety of disciplines and may take classes offered by all departments.

Learn more about Sarah Lawrence College's Study Abroad in Japan program