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UCIS Celebrates 50 Years

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh. Today UCIS is recognized as a leading institution in international scholarship and education. Learn more>

Belkys Torres, Executive Director of Global Engagement
Torres Recognized by PACWC

The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns (PACWC) has included Belkys Torres, UCIS's Executive Director for Global Engagement, in their Spotlight on Women Leaders. See the Video

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Pitt Among Top Fulbright Grant Producers

Pitt is one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright students and scholars for the 2017-18 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Learn More >

Alana DeLoge teaches Quechua
Year of PittGlobal Reflected in New Programs

From Water in Central Eurasia to new minors in Less Commonly Taught Languages, new academic programs at Pitt emphasize that it's the University's Year of PittGlobal. Read More>

UCIS This Week

Wednesday, October 17

International Food Trucks
Time:
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
William Pitt Union Driveway
Italian Instructor's Film Favorites
Perfetti sconosciuti – Perfect Strangers (2016)
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Department of French and Italian
Location:
204 Cathedral of Learning
What is the deal with our National Intelligence Agencies?
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Julia M. Santucci
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall Posvar Hall
City of Asylum Exiled Writers Residencies
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Nordy’s Place in the William Pitt Union
Italian Instructor's Film Favorites
Smetto quando voglio – I Can Quit Whenever I want (2014)
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
Department of French and Italian
Location:
1502 Posvar Hall

Thursday, October 18

Critical Research On Africa Series
Re-imagining history in Africa and the role of technology
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Nisi Shawl
Location:
WWPH 4130
Soviet Hippies, dir. Terje Toomistu
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Katherine Boo featured author in first of Four Evenings of Conversation
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Professor Nico Slate, Carnegie Mellon University
Location:
Hillman Library 171B (Latin American Lecture Room)
Italian Instructor's Film Favorites
La grande bellezza – The Great Beauty (2013)
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Department of French and Italian
Location:
G8 Cathedral of Learning
Global Trivia Night
Time:
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
WPU Assembly Room
Global Trivia
Time:
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Presenter:
International Week
Location:
WPU Assembly Room

Friday, October 19

Global Company Tour
Time:
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Room 540, WPU
Let's Talk Africa
Student Panel on Experiences in Africa
Time:
1:00 pm
Presenter:
A student Panel
Location:
WWPH 4130
Italian Instructor's Film Favorites
Pranzo di Ferragosto – Mid-August Lunch (2009)
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Department of French and Italian
Location:
324 Cathedral of Learning
Comfort Women: The Legacy of Sexual Slavery in Asia
Film Screening: Twenty Two
Time:
4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Seung-hwan Shin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Korean Studies
Location:
120 David Lawrence Hall
International Talent Show
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Ballroom - O'Hara Student Center
International Talent Show
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
O'Hara Student Ballroom

Saturday, October 20

Comfort Women: The Legacy of Sexual Slavery in Asia
Panel Discussions and "Her Story" Film Screening
Time:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law School

Sunday, October 21

Pitt-Stops
Asian Film and Family Film Screenings and Discussion
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Cloister & Theater

Monday, October 22

Global Studies Undergraduate Student Meeting
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall

Tuesday, October 23

JET Info Session
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
CLAS Cinema Series: Eyes of the Journey
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Wednesday, October 24

The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Natalie Koch, Associate Professor of Geography, Syracuse University
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law School

Thursday, October 25 to Sunday, October 28

19th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Varies

Thursday, October 25 to Sunday, March 31

Travelers Along the Silk Roads: 10th Century to the Present
Time:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
Ground and Second Floors, Hillman Library

News

Join us for a weeklong celebration of all things international at the University of Pittsburgh. International Week honors international programs and research; students who travel the globe or come here for their education; faculty members and Pitt alumni who are making important contributions across the world; and more. View the International Week schedule of events. Learn More »
On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that President Trump’s executive order restricting travel to the United States is constitutional. In a statement responding to the order, the University of Pittsburgh expresses its commitment to an inclusive environment. Learn More »
The University of Pittsburgh strengthened its existing partnerships with European institutes with a trans-Atlantic trip in April by Pitt officials, including Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, to renew agreements with Newcastle University in England and universities in France. Learn More »

ucis by the Numbers

4

The University of Pittsburgh is home to four federally funded international studies centers under Title VI of the Department of Education. 

2,104

Pitt Students participated in an experience abroad in 2017-18. 

155

International studies certificates conferred in 2017-18.