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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Anna Ehlers poses for a photo in Inishmore, Ireland.

Opinion | How not to die while traveling solo

By Anna Ehlers, Contributing Editor March 27, 2024
Confident in my travel abilities, I set out for Galway on the second to last day of November … and by the end of the next day, was wildly sick and bedridden. On my own. In a strange city. With no one to help me. 
The first floor of the Cathedral of Learning.

Students utilize Nationality Room Scholarships for summer study abroad programs

By Bella Markovitz, Staff Writer May 31, 2023
After a long semester of applications and interviews, students are beginning to reap the benefits of the Nationality Room Scholarships they’ve received for summer study abroad programs.
Opinion | Seniors, don’t limit yourself — apply to grad programs outside of the U.S.

Opinion | Seniors, don’t limit yourself — apply to grad programs outside of the U.S.

By Sarah Liez, Senior Staff Columnist January 8, 2023
Whenever someone asks me about my current prospects, I give them an answer they typically aren’t expecting… I’m not applying to any universities in the United States. Then I tell my American peers they should consider doing the same.
A United States passport.

International TEFL Academy expands opportunities for recent graduates

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer October 25, 2022
The International TEFL Academy started in 2010 to help people learn to teach English as a foreign language. It offers a four-week series of educational training sessions that are available in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Europe.
From top left, Pitt’s 2022 Obama Foundation Voyager scholars Yali Beit-Arie, Sydney Wilhelmy, Kiera Lederman and Braydan Issermoyer.

‘Stick to issues you’re passionate about’: Four Pitt students win Obama-Chesky scholarship

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer October 10, 2022
Barack Obama and Brian Chesky started a new scholarship for college students that aims to bolster public service. Pitt is the university with the fourth most recipients in the nation.
A United States passport.

Students reflect on their summer study abroad experiences as many COVID-19 restrictions lift

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer September 18, 2022
Zane Troxell, a junior English literature major, participated in a program called American Junior Year at Heidelberg University for six weeks this summer. Troxell, who is pursuing a German certificate at Pitt, said he took his study abroad opportunity to advance his German speaking skills.
Pitt offers remote study abroad programs this spring

Pitt offers remote study abroad programs this spring

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer January 19, 2021
This semester, Pitt students can explore the Himalaya Mountains or participate in a London internship while never stepping a foot outside their home.
In place of overseas and domestic travel, which had been cancelled, Pitt is offering a variety of virtual internships.

‘Stuck in our American bubble’: Study Abroad office details new programs amid pandemic

By Benjamin Branch-Trevathan, For The Pitt News November 18, 2020
In place of in-person study abroad, Pitt is offering “virtual internships.” These internships are unpaid, three-credit pass/fail programs that run from Feb. 5 to April 30. There is no additional cost beyond a student’s normal tuition.
History professor John Stoner announced during a Wednesday faculty assembly meeting that the University will cancel all off-campus abroad and away programs for the spring semester.

Off-campus study abroad cancelled for spring semester, Faculty Assembly announces

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer November 6, 2020
Pitt is cancelling all off-campus study abroad and away programs for the spring semester, according to a Wednesday afternoon announcement from John Stoner, the co-chair of the educational policies committee.
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.

Pitt cancels all fall study abroad programming as pandemic continues

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.
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