With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.
Events in UCIS
Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3
Wednesday, December 4
As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.
Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.
Need a break from studying? Feeling stressed or anxious about exams? Come by the Pitt Global Hub for a 15-minute guided meditation session. Students will learn mind/body stress reduction skills through mindfulness meditation, a form of attention training which involves intentional, non-judgmental observation of the present moment.
Sessions will be led by Stress Free Zone Coordinator, Hallie Stotsky.
In this lecture, Donna Zuckerberg explores what antiquity means to far-right online communities and what others interested in Classics can do to respond.
Your international experience does not have to end with the completion of your study abroad program. Pittsburgh is home to a plethora of cultural groups, internationally minded non-profits and global businesses. Apply your international experience to a world of opportunities here in Pittsburgh! Learn about internship, volunteering and part-time job opportunities, where you can advance the skills learned abroad and make a difference locally.
Stop by the Hub to learn about these six-week internships in a variety of state and non-governmental organizations in areas of public health, health education, environmental healthy, community mental healthy, and other global health fields in Moldova.
Stop by the Hub to learn about these six-week internships in a variety of state and non-governmental organizations in areas of public health, health education, environmental health, community mental health, and other global health fields in Moldova.
Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!
Come reconnect with friends from your program and learn about the popular German tradition of Weihnachtsmärkte and Christkindlmärkte. Whether or not you have been to a Christmas market or studied abroad during the Holiday season, come reminisce on your experience with other program alumni!