The Study Abroad Office has an extensive list of programs, partners, and existing site locations that have already been approved by the Study Abroad Advisory Committee and Provost. There are multiple ways that faculty can become involved with study abroad programming at Pitt.


  • Serving as a faculty director for an existing semester programs such as Pitt in Sydney, London, Buenos Aires, or Sydney summer sessions (12-month development timeline). Other sites may be available, but it is important to note that rotation of faculty on many of the summer programs is limited because many of our programs are developed in conjunction with their current faculty directors and or academic departments.
  • Adding course tracks to existing program models. There are certain locations offered mostly in the summer where additional faculty and students could be accommodated. (12-month development timeline)
  • Developing standalone programs in existing sites. There is an extensive list of locations that are already approved, reducing the burden on faculty and staff. There are approved providers on every continent. (12-18-month development timeline)
  • Developing a standalone study abroad or study away program in a new domestic location, city or country that has yet to be approved. The development process for these types of programs is typically longer due to the need for additional logistics approvals and curriculum development. (18- 24-month development timeline)
  • The Study Abroad Office must approve final site and program concept prior to development.

Regardless of which type of program you choose, the Study Abroad Office offers you a Program Manager to help facilitate the development process including but not limited to contacting providers, assistance with logistics proposals, creation of marketing materials, and consultation with legal counsel. While you will serve as the academic point of contact for students, the assigned Program Manager will manage applications and pre-departure processes for students.

Pitt Study Abroad is launching a new internal site dedicated to the customized faculty-led program development process.  It will be available beginning in August 2017.  

Download the New Program Development Guide Begin a New Program Proposal