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The number of U.S. students studying abroad has more than doubled since 2000. This dramatic growth is exciting, but how do we make sure that students make the most of their desire to see the world? Pittsburgh’s universities and global service learning organizations are leading a national movement to improve study abroad.

People to Know

Brandon Blache Cohen
Brandon Blache-Cohen

Social entrepreneur, service learning advocate, world traveler

Jeff Whitehead
Jeff Whitehead

Screenwriter, horror enthusiast, champion fan of Pittsburgh sports teams

Belkys Torres
Belkys Torres

Global learning guru and world traveler

Tyisha Burroughs
Tyisha N. Burroughs

Chai aficionado, Travel Enthusiast, Community Development Champion

Ways to Get Involved

International Week
International Week

Preparing students to become global citizens

The Hill District Global Engagement Project
The Hill District Global Engagement Project

Engage under-served teenagers in international and reflective global experiences

Program & Resource Providers

Amizade logo

Working to inspire empathy, catalyze social action, and link diverse communities through Fair Trade Learning.

Classrooms Without Border
Classrooms Without Borders

A premier provider of experiential professional development for teachers through study seminars that take place outside of the classroom

Vira I. Heinz Program
Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program

The transformational impact of foreign travel.

Pillar Institutions

Pitt University Center for International Studies (UCIS)

Connecting Pitt to the world and the world to Pitt

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Bringing the world to Pittsburgh for over 80 years

Study Abroad Offices

Pitt Study Abroad
Pitt Study Abroad

Real-world learning experiences overseas

CMU Office of International Education
CMU Office of International Education

Study abroad, foreign student support, intercultural exchange resources

Duquesne University Center for International Relations
Duquesne Center for International Relations

Educating students in historical, political, and cultural forces shaping the world

Chatham University Office of International Affairs
Chatham University Office of International Affairs

Building world readiness and global understanding