Study Abroad in the Himalayas

Study Abroad in the Himalayas

The University of Pittsburgh offers signature study abroad programs at the Hanifl Centre for Outdoor Education in the Himalayas to offer Pitt students opportunities to learn about and experience this important region of the world.

Thirty-two students are studying at the Hanifl Center in Mussoorie, India, this summer. Twenty-five are participating in the Himalayan Health and Wilderness First Responder program. Representing Dietrich School of Arts and Science, the School of Education, School of Nursing, College of General Studies, and Pitt Johnstown, the students are completing a five-week summer intensive that features two courses, one an expanded Wilderness First Responder course with a clinical, field-based component taught by paramedics from local provider Aerie Medicine and staff of the Hanifl Center, and an anthropology course focusing on public health and the environment in the Himalayas, taught by Pitt faculty and staff.

An additional seven students from the College of Business Administration, Swanson School of Engineering, and Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences are participating in the Leadership in the Himalayas program, which combines academic coursework and experiential learning to create a specialized program of personal leadership development.

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and toured the Hanifl Center and met with students participating in the 2019 programs this week during the University of Pittsburgh’s delegation visit to India.