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Pitt cancels all fall study abroad programming as pandemic continues

Pitt announced it is reviewing its pandemic preparedness plan, which includes setting up a centralized website for reliable updates about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

April 8, 2020

Pitt is cancelling all fall and full-year study abroad and study away programs in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Wednesday email from a top University official.

Culture shock in quarantine, Pitt students sent home from semester abroad

Jess Fisher, third from left, poses at Stonehenge with friends from her building.

By Lucy Li, For The Pitt News

March 19, 2020

In a newsletter sent out to all students on March 3, the University announced its decision to cancel all study abroad and study away programs that required air travel due to the pandemic. In a March 11 email, Chancellor Gallagher announced a recall of all students, faculty and staff from countries that were hit hard by the virus.

The Outbreak | Called back from study abroad

Remy Samuels poses with friends at Abbey Road.

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

For The Outbreak, Remy Samuels writes about her sudden trip home from London.

Pitt instructs students, employees to cancel China travel plans in wake of outbreak

Pitt instructs students, employees to cancel China travel plans in wake of outbreak

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

January 31, 2020

Pitt is instructing community members who plan to visit China in the coming weeks to cancel their travel plans, according to an announcement posted by the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management Friday afternoon.  According to Pitt spokesperson Kevin Zwick, all Pitt study abroad programming in...

Opinion | Thanksgiving not needed before getting into the holiday spirit

Opinion | Thanksgiving not needed before getting into the holiday spirit

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist

November 18, 2019

Thanksgiving as a “you can now listen to holiday music” rite of passage is pointless, and considering how few people in the world actually celebrate Thanksgiving, it doesn’t make sense, either.

Studying abroad, students create homes away from home

Various murals are located near junior communications major Jacqui Sieber’s apartment in Camden Town, London.

By Claudia Huggins, For The Pitt News

November 14, 2019

Students have a number of different housing options when they study abroad, depending on the program.

Venture outside Europe for study abroad

A camel poses for a selfie with Anna in Zagora, Morocco.

By Anna Bongardino, Contributing Editor

February 27, 2019

Young self-designated travelers who have just returned after a few months abroad often say things along the lines of “Study abroad changed me. It was amazing!” Many of us tend to roll our eyes in response. While two, four or even six months in a country may seem like a short time, the things...

Blog: Reverse culture shock after China study abroad

The bright lights of Shanghai's skyline are photographed at night.

By Ben Spock, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. I won’t soon forget my experience standing in line at the McDonald’s in the Chicago O’Hare Airport. I had a layover in Chicago during my trip between Shanghai and Pittsburgh after studying abroad in China for two months. I was about to or...

Blog: Further reflections on adoption, Chinese study abroad

Copy Chief Kim Rooney looks out over the Great Wall of China during her summer study abroad program.

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor

February 8, 2019

When I become too embroiled in writer’s block, I often remind myself that, so long as I stay alive to do so, I can update pieces I write. I studied abroad in Shanghai in the summer of 2017, during which time I returned to my hometown Gaoyou. When I came back to the United States, I wrote a column reflec...

Blog: Shanghai from sunrise to sunset

Scooters and ofo bikes line the streets outside of East China Normal University's campus in Shanghai.

By Levko Karmazyn, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Shanghai gave me a new appreciation for chaos. Between the insane driving, commerce and sheer number of inhabitants — 24 million or so — it seemed as if there was no way I could ever make sense of it all. But the more my focus narrowed, whether on an individual life, a single small shop or even o...

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