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

In place of overseas and domestic travel, which had been cancelled, Pitt is offering a variety of virtual internships.
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.

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

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.
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 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.
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.
March 18, 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.
The Outbreak is a new blog describing the different ways the coronavirus pandemic has affected our lives.
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
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...

Opinion | Thanksgiving not needed before getting into the holiday spirit

Opinion | Thanksgiving not needed before getting into the holiday spirit
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.
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.
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....

Blog: Reverse culture shock after China study abroad

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

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