Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program

The transformational impact of foreign travel.

The VIH Program prepares women who have never been abroad for tomorrow’s global challenges by offering an unparalleled opportunity for international experiences, leadership development, and community service. VIH is a legacy program funded by The Heinz Endowments and offers scholarships of between $5,000 and $7,500 for diverse, underrepresented women to fund a summer international experience of their choosing.

Awardees also complete wrap-around programming, before and after their international experiences, and they design and execute a Community Engagement Experience (CEE).

There are fifteen member institutions in the VIH Program: Lincoln University, Arcadia University, Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh at Oakland, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Duquesne University, Chatham University, Carlow University, Robert Morris University, Thiel College, Waynesburg University, and Washington and Jefferson College.


University of Pittsburgh

A program of the University of Pittsburgh

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Pitt University Center for International Studies (UCIS)

Support center for students considering international study

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Pitt Study Abroad

Helping students participate in study abroad opportunities

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