Study Abroad

University of Pittsburgh's Study Abroad Panther Program

The biggest decision most students make—after deciding where to go to college—is whether to study abroad. At the Global Studies Center, we strongly encourage global study and experiential engagement. Most of our graduates have studied abroad, and many have studied abroad more than once! There are many options offered by Pitt’s Global Experiences Office that are relevant to our certificate programs.

Our advisor assists student in identifying the global experiences that count towards their certificate or BPHIL/IAS. Be sure to check back to this page, as we will update accordingly with any changes in the University of Pittsburgh policy concerning study abroad during the 2021-2022 academic year. We encourage students to plan for the future by exploring past programs that include in-classroom study, internships, and/or community engagement in the US and abroad .   Schedule an appointment with our global studies advisor to discuss your options. 

Funding is available at Pitt but you need to apply!  Global Studies will help you submit a compelling and competitive application.   For a comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities search PIttFund$Me.


Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs

The Nationality Rooms have awarded annual scholarships to undergraduate and graduates for study abroad since 1948.  For more information please visit


Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program for Women in Global Leadership

The Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program for Women in Global Leadership prepares scholars for tomorrow's global challenges by offering a unique opportunity for international experiences, leadership development, and community service. Three first-time woman travelers from Pitt are admitted into the program and receive a scholarship of at least $5,000 to put toward the cost of an international experience of their choosing.