On Campus Resources
Foreign Languages at Pomona College
- Asian Languages and Literatures - Japanese and Chinese
- Romance Languages and Literatures - French and Spanish
College IR/Politics Departments
International Relations Lounge
The IR Lougne is located in Hahn 103. Keys are available to senior majors through Evelyn Khalili, Carnegie 106.
International Place (Website)
The International Place (I-Place) is an active international, multicultural center for The Claremont Colleges. Located on the Claremont McKenna College campus, I-Place is dedicated to increasing understanding and friendship across cultures. The center offers a variety of services for international students, scholars, and faculty and offers educational programs and cultural events for the entire community. There are over 800 citizens of 96 other countries at all seven Claremont Colleges - so the world comes together at International Place!
The Oldenborg Center for Modern Languages and International Relations was founded to provide students with a living experience of international education. Each year, around 145 students choose to live in foreign language sections that are devoted to programs focusing on six cultures and languages - Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.
Oldenborg Center sponsors a wide variety of international and intercultural activities. These activities, which are open to the entire college community, include an International Relations Colloquium, an International Film Series, language lunch tables, and international dinners. These activities offer unique opportunities to communicate in a foreign language and to learn about international communities.
Each language section is assisted by a native-speaking graduate Language Resident, whose apartment and lounge are located within the language area. The language lounges are stocked with numerous periodicals and books, as well as a VCR and TV with Satellite broadcast for foreign news and other programming. The Language Residents hold conversation classes and help organize study breaks and cultural events for interested students and Oldenborg residents.
The Oldenborg Center also houses the Virginia Glass Memorial Library, open 24 hours, an International Theatre, two computer labs, and several ethernet-linked computers for student use.
Pacific Basin Institute (Website)
The Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College is a non-profit California corporation founded a quarter century ago, PBI is dedicated to expanding and enhancing comity and shared knowledge among the nations and cultures that face on the great ocean. Since moving to Claremont in 1997, PBI has become a valued study, media production and research center for this distinguished liberal arts college, while retaining its 501(c)3 independent status for a variety of out-reach projects. Since the turn of the past century Pomona College has been a leader in Asian Studies among American universities. PBI’s arrival on campus has greatly extended their scope. Besides its participation in student and faculty projects on campus, PBI also offers books, films and lecture programs to a general as well as academic audience.
Study Abroad (Website)
Pomona College has long embraced the philosophy that the cultural awareness fostered through foreign study is part of a liberal arts education.
Pomona College offers thirty-two study abroad programs in twenty-five countries for its own students. Approximately half of Pomona students study abroad before graduating. To assure equal access, the College charges the same fees for a semester or year abroad as for a semester or year spent on campus and extends financial aid allowances to cover the time abroad.
The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) maintains a resource library with program information and keeps evaluations by former participants for each program. After consulting these materials, students may make an advising appointment with an OSA staff member to discuss study abroad options. The office also maintains a collection of general travel literature and materials relating to passport and visa procedures, health issues, and transportation.
Other College IR/Politics Departments (Scripps) (CGU) (CMC)
Foreign Languages at Other Colleges
European Union Center (Website)
The European Union Center of California is based at Scripps College and conducts its programs cooperatively with the other members of the Claremont Colleges and other academic institutions in California and the western United States. The European Union Center of California was founded in 1998 with the assistance of the European Commission.
Pitzer's Center for Intercultural and Language Education (website)
Through the study of language and culture and through firsthand experience in communities worldwide, Pitzer College's Center for Intercultural and Language Education is a resource for intellectual discovery, integrating constructive learning with social responsibility.