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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan; Athens, Greece; Budapest, Hungary; Cali, Colombia; Cambridge, United Kingdom; Jaipur, India; Kisumu, Kenya; Prague, Czech Republic; Quito, Ecuador; Shanghai, China; Taipei, Taiwan; Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Pomona College is offering a small selection of remote global learning courses and virtual global internships offered by our study abroad program partners in spring 2021 to Pomona College juniors. The Pomona College Cambridge Program course and the Hindi language courses are also open to other students as noted in the description for these courses. The full list of approved courses can be found below. Please click on the links in the course title to view more information about the course and to access the secondary application.

Except where otherwise noted, all courses are taught in English. Relevant foreign language skills may be recommended or required for some internships. The courses are eligible for P/NC grading as outlined in the Academic Policies in the Pomona College application, unless otherwise noted below. 

Note: Only these remote global learning courses will be eligible for Pomona College credit this spring. Requests for credit for courses not on this list will not be considered. Additional courses may be added to this list by the Study Abroad Committee until November 10th. Students must enroll in these courses through Pomona College in order to receive credit. 

In addition to these courses, Pitzer College will be offering a selection of remote global courses and internships through their study abroad sites. The Pitzer courses and internships are open to 5C students of all class years and can be found under the Critical Global Studies (CGS) course code in the portal. Students do not need to apply through this application for the Pitzer courses and should follow Pitzer’s enrollment instructions in the Portal. More information on the courses, including descriptions and course times can be found here:

Course Scheduling:
Students enrolled in a Global Partnership Course will be expected to participate in synchronous and asynchronous activities, which may vary per course. The meeting times for synchronous activities will be determined by faculty and students after enrollment to find mutually convenient times, unless otherwise indicated in the program information below. It is important to keep in mind that these courses will be taught by faculty from locations around the globe, and Pacific Time is not the default time zone. Students should be prepared to approach these courses with flexibility and independence.
  • Must be a junior at Pomona College, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at Pomona College (or your home institution) for the spring 2021 semester.
  • Must be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing.
  • May participate in one Global Partnership Course only.
  • Minimum GPA requirements and other prerequisites, where applicable, are listed for each course below.
  • Must gain admission into the courses through Pomona and our partners.
  • Interested students must attend a Global Partnership Course Information Session. Please RSVP here for the Zoom information session you wish to attend.
    • Monday, November 2: 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. (PST) 
    • Friday, November 6: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. (PST)
    • Thursday, November 12: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. (PST)
Pomona College will cover tuition for the Global Partnership Courses for approved applicants. Students will be responsible for the cost of books and course materials. In the event of student withdrawal from a course, the refund policy of the program provider will apply, and students will be liable for any unrecoverable expenses incurred on their behalf by Pomona College, up to $400. This may include program deposit and any unrecoverable course tuition and fees. Students facing financial hardship may request additional assistance for their portion of the withdrawal fees from the Office of Study Abroad.

Students must complete these steps to enroll:
  • Application through this site that includes:
    • Enrollment form
    • Review and sign policies
    • Advisor approval
  • Request permission to add the course in the Portal during pre-registration. The courses are listed under the ID course code.
  • Secondary application - program provider's application (for AIT, CET, CYA, and SIT courses)

Spring 2021 Global Partnership Courses:

Modernism and the Short Story (ID 189)
This course will be taught by the Pomona College Cambridge Program Director and Cambridge University professor Dr. Rod Mengham in a format that Cambridge is most well-known for--close reading. This course of lectures and seminars will offer a chance to study the Modernist Short Story at close quarters. We will be examining the specified texts in detail to consider their organizing strategies and how they manage the relationship between explicit and implicit meanings. The texts have been grouped by theme or with reference to formal or historical aspects. Students can expect to develop an awareness of the characteristic techniques and preoccupations of the modernist short story, which will involve reference to aspects of literary, social and cultural history, as well as to the history of genre. Participation in discussion is intrinsic to the exploration and understanding of these often very subtle and complex works.  

This course earns 1 Pomona credit. The course will follow the Pomona College academic calendar, and the class schedule will be determined by the instructor and students once enrollment is complete.

  • This course is open to 5C sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with a maximum enrollment of 10 students. If there are more qualified applicants than places available, preference will be given to Pomona College students. Preference will also be given to juniors and seniors.
  • This course will be for students working at an advanced level--it requires close reading skills, and previous completion of ENGL 067 PO – Literary Interpretation is recommended.
  • Minimum GPA: 10.0 

Environmental Conflicts, Territorialities, and Ethnic Groups in Colombia (ID 188)
The purpose of this course is to examine the main dynamics and debates about environmental and territorial conflicts in Colombia, emphasizing its impact on the Afro-Colombian population. Although the orienting approach is geographic with material ranging from political ecology and environmental geography, the course encourages an interdisciplinary discussion and communicates extensively with the broad social sciences. It is open to students from different backgrounds, providing them with tools to analyze the main environmental and territorial conflicts that have taken shape in Colombia over the last few decades.

This course is offered through CET Academic Programs in Colombia and earns .75 Pomona credits. This course will run January 25 through May 14 and will be held in the TR 9:15-10:30 PST class time.

The CET Academic Programs secondary application can be found here. You will need to create a CET login and complete your Course Registration Form. 

The European Governance of Migration: Reflections on Emerging Responses (ID 187)
The objective of the course is to provide students with an overview of the ‘global’ governance of irregular migration, looking at the theoretical framework and the policies currently implemented. The course will look at the challenge irregular migration poses for liberal democracies and specifically look at the border management systems in place, border security, and the enforcement measures (and their implications) in the EU first and foremost but also the USA and Australia. The course will look at the emerging responses to irregular migration from a critical and comparative perspective. Throughout the course the students will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives of NGOs and understand the reality on the ground as well as how policies are shaped in response to human mobility.

This course is offered through College Year in Athens and earns 1 Pomona credit. This course will run February 15 through May 14.

Enrolled students will also have the opportunity to participate in the 4th annual CYA Student Conference on May 4 – 5, 2021. The theme of the conference will be People on the Move - Migration, Refugees, and Human Mobility in Past and Present. More information can be found here.
The College Year in Athens secondary application can be found on their website by clicking Apply Now.

Hindi Language (Beginning & Intermediate) (ID 011 and ID 022)
Learning Hindi, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, provides opportunities to contribute to the growing connections between the US and India and engage with the worldwide Indian diaspora. Through this program, you will develop practical Hindi language skills, as well as an appreciation of the culture and society in which it is embedded.

This course is offered through SIT Study Abroad in India and earns .75 Pomona credits. This course will run January 25 through March 26. This course is not eligible for P/NC grading. 

  • This course is open to Pomona College sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
The SIT Study Abroad secondary application can be found by clicking the course link above and selecting “Apply Now."

SIT Study Abroad Virtual Internships
Click on the following links for more information about each internship course offered in spring 2021. 
Cameroon: Virtual Internship in Women’s Rights and Resilience in Conflict Situations (ID 186)
Ecuador: Virtual Internship in Environment, Conservation & Ecosystems (ID 185; taught in Spanish)
India: Virtual Internship in Environment, Development & Sustainability (ID 184)
Jordan: Virtual Internship in Community Empowerment & Sustainable Environments (ID 183)
Kenya: Virtual Internship in Public Health & the Covid-19 Pandemic in the Tropics (ID 182)

SIT's Virtual internships offer an opportunity to gain international and professional experience from anywhere in the world. These courses build on SIT’s years of experience running in-country internships and engage our extensive network of partners to provide internship opportunities with local and international organizations and firms in fields such as public health, social change, sustainable development, human rights, conflict resolution, and more. SIT’s virtual internship courses will help you gain experience in remote work, develop your international professional network, and build intercultural skills. Virtual internships offer the chance to do substantive, empowering tasks that will allow you to explore different career paths and enhance your resume. The internship seminar also facilitates academic engagement with each course's theme and reflection on the international work environment.

SIT’s Virtual Internships earn 1 Pomona credit each. These courses will run January 25 through April 16. These internships are not eligible for P/NC grading. 

  • Minimum GPA: 7.5
  • Ecuador internship requires two semesters of Spanish (Spanish 2, 22, or the equivalent) and relevant previous coursework
The SIT Study Abroad secondary application can be found by clicking the relevant course link above and selecting “Apply Now.”

CET Academic Programs Global Virtual Internship (Prague, Amman, Shanghai, Taipei) (ID 181)
Develop your professional capabilities while exploring the international working world and a potential career path. CET matches your background and academic aspirations with an organization that lets you try out your interests in a work setting. You conduct a part-time internship, take on an in-class component that helps you contextualize the work experience and maximize your on-the-job contributions, and identify your academic and professional priorities. With a cohort interning across different countries, your in-class discussions are not only beneficial to your professional and academic growth–they provide you with a broader, comparative perspective of the working world. In your weekly course, Internship: Bridging Theory & Practice, you and other students from across the country gather to reflect and learn from one another’s experiences.

CET’s Global Virtual Internship earns .75 Pomona credits. This course will run January 25 through April 30. The class time for the internship course will be WF 9:05-10:20 am PST. The synchronous session will take place on Wednesdays, and Fridays will be open, to be used only if a makeup class or special activity is needed.

  • Minimum GPA: 9.0 or higher preferred, but admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis; lower GPAs still encouraged to apply.
The secondary application can be found here on the CET Academic Programs website.

AIT-Budapest Computer Science Courses
Following Hungary’s proud tradition of innovation in computing, AIT brings together globally-acclaimed scholars, designers, and entrepreneurs to provide inspiring small classes for North American undergraduates that emphasize interactivity and creativity. This spring, AIT-Budapest is delivering several of their signature courses remotely. Click on the links in the schedule below for more information about each approved course. 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
5pm-7pm CET
8am-10am PST
11am-1pm EST
Combinatorial Optimization 
(ID 177)
Deep Learning 
(ID 180)
Combinatorial Optimization Algorithms and Data Structures
7pm-9pm CET
10am-noon PST
1pm-3pm EST
  Algorithms and Data Structures 
(ID 176)
  Deep Learning
9pm-11pm CET
noon-2pm PST
3pm-5pm EDT
Mobile Software Development 
(ID 179)
Computer Graphics 
(ID 178)
Mobile Software Development Computer Graphics
AIT’s Computer Science courses earn 1 Pomona credit each. Classes begin on February 1 and end on May 14. Courses meet twice per week and will be recorded for later viewing, but in order to gain credit for completing a course, students are expected to participate live in at least 80% of all class meetings.

  • While most successful applicants will have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale, every applicant is evaluated individually and there are no automatic GPA cut-offs. A successful applicant should have a generally strong academic record and demonstrated evidence of intellectual curiosity. 
  • Prerequisites for each course are listed in the syllabi linked above.
The AIT-Budapest secondary application can be found by creating an account on AIT's website and filling out a short registration form to indicate which course(s) you are interested in. This short registration form will be available on AIT's website from November 10. After registration, AIT will send students a placement survey or self-evaluation that will help AIT faculty determine whether a student is approved or not recommended to take a course.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline (Pacific Time) Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 09/19/2021 10/08/2021 TBA TBA