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Study Abroad

Global Experiences Office

In a world fueled by ideas flowing across borders and among people, a global mindset is essential for every student. That’s why Pitt’s Global Experiences Office (GEO) has reinvented its approach to study abroad and made it more personalized and accessible than ever before.

New programs offer real-world, cross-cultural experiences ranging from international seminars to weeklong projects to virtual internships. Students can conduct onsite research, complete an international course virtually or supplement an on-campus class with a weeklong program in another city.

Of course, some parts of study abroad have stayed the same: A summer spent in Peru or Paris is still an option. The university offers more than 350 programs in over 75 countries!

The GEO also has resources to help students translate their global experiences into sections on a resume or standout answers in job interviews.

Explore Pitt’s Global Experiences Office.

Why Study Abroad?

    Develop Cross-Cultural Skills

    By spending time studying and working in another country, you will interact with a variety of global citizens. You will gain international communication skills and novel cultural insights.

    Strengthen your Resume

    By expanding your professional network on a global scale, you will enter the workforce with stronger skills and professional experience. International opportunities can help set your resume apart.

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Types of Programs

Panther Programs

Programs designed by our Study Abroad Office staff along with faculty, composed primarily of Pitt students, and are typically led by someone from Pitt. Most students choose this type of program.

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Types of Programs

Study Away Programs

Program designed by Pitt Study Abroad staff, always taught by a Pitt faculty member, but occur abroad in the US.

Pitt study abroad

Types of Programs

Partner Programs

You can choose to study at a college/university that Pitt has an academic relationship with. You earn Pitt credits on these programs and the courses show up on your transcript.

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Types of Programs

Exchange Programs

Exchange programs are for students who are a bit more willing to be independent as they often require more work. You will have the opportunity to navigate both the classroom and your host country's customs while you are away.

Pitt study abroad

Types of Programs

Pitt-Recognized Programs and Institutions

Pitt-recognized programs are facilitated by third-party organizations that Pitt has worked with for years; they are vetted to ensure that they meet Pitt’s standards for academics, health, safety, and security. Examples are CIEE, API, ISA, SIT, etc.