Quick Info

  • Europe
  • Spring Break
  • : Panther Program
  • : Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • : Spring term; dates abroad March 1 - March 11, 2018
  • : $4,200 for both In and out of state students
  • : Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
  • : Engineering Students Only


This study abroad program is open to students who took ENGR 1933, Engineering a Craft Brewery, in the prior spring and it is open to students who want to take ENGR 1933 in the spring term this year. If you took ENGR 1933 last spring, in order to do this program you will have to take a 1 credit class, ENGR XXXX; that will include the study abroad program. 

If you have questions about what is required for either course, you can contact Dr. Parker. 

Here is a draft of the syllabus for the 3 credit program. 

Check with our peer advising staff how your department will count this course for requirements. 

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Dr. Robert Parker- is the Robert v.d. Luft Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.  In his more than seventeen years of beer brewing, he has developed an appreciation for hops of all types, Belgian yeasts, and anything that is served from a nitrogen tap.  When he's not pursuing his teaching passion in the area of his hobby, Bob uses systems tools to address challenging problems at the engineering/medicine interface.

Dr. Dan Cole- Daniel G. Cole is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.  He has been brewing beer for seventeen years, and is particularly fond of IPAs.  In his spare time, he teaches and researches automatic controls.

We will have a TA for the program!  Kaylene Kowalski took ENGR 1933 in the last spring term and can answer questions about the program. 


Students will be staying in hotels for the duration of the program abroad. 

Pricing And Dates

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$4,200 $4,200
Departure for destination March 1 Departure to Pittsburgh March 11

Airfare will be a part of this program. 

ENGR 1933 (the 3 credit class) or ENGR XXXX (1 credit class); will be billed as a part of your 12-18 credits per semester.  

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of the program costs, the following were included in the program:

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Airport transfers (in-country) and all ground transportation
  • Health insurance
  • All breakfasts, some dinners
  • Admission and participation to all events and excursion


Keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Some meals (~$500)
  • Personal expenses (depends on personal spending habits).

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our budgeting page for more information.


Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Dr. Diane Hardy Saran

Walk-In Advising Hours:

Buna! That’s hello in Romanian. 
After returning from being a Peace Corp volunteer in Transylvania- I decided to work in the field of international education helping international students.  Life took me back to Buffalo, NY (where I grew up- land of chicken wings)- and I worked for SUNY Buffalo for many years assisting international students and scholars.  In 2010, I moved to the ‘Burgh- and am now assisting engineering students to study abroad. 
For fun I enjoy volunteering with my therapy dog Nora, yoga and fitness, international films, crocheting, and travel (of course).

Come talk with me about studying abroad! 

dmhardy@pitt.edu |  412-624-9823 | 152 Benedum Hall

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Dr. Kristine Lalley

Walk-In Advising Hours:

Bonjour! I became the Swanson School’s first Director of International Initiatives in August 2007. In this role I have collaborated with Swanson School faculty members to create international education opportunities for engineering students- including studying abroad, international internships and service learning projects along with other research opportunities abroad. I have also conducted research on learning processes in the context of international education. I studied in Paris, France during my junior year and continue to love visiting countries around the world whenever possible, learning as much as I can about other cultures. I enjoy supporting engineering students and seeing them change from their experiences abroad. 

Come talk with me about studying abroad!

Krl33@pitt.edu |  412-624-3489 | 152 Benedum Hall

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