We get it.  Fall is a great time to be in Pittsburgh.  You know what, though?  Fall is also a great time to be overseas!  Here are five reasons you should consider studying abroad in the fall.

 

LESS TOURISTS AND THE BEST FESTIVALS

It's true that less students go abroad during the fall...it also means that there are less tourists!  Meet more locals and deepen your experience during the fall!  Plus, you'll get experience unique events and festivals during the fall that you can't do in the spring.

GET THE BEST HOLIDAY GIFTS

You know that everyone is expecting souvenirs so why not give them as holiday gifts.  You'll have the most #unique things for your friends and family to unwrap during the holidays! 

THE WEATHER

Yes, the Cathedral (Cathy as we like to call her) looks great against a blue sky and changing leaves, but you know what else does?  Big Ben.  The Sydney Opera House.  The Alhambra.  Riding elephants in India.  Plus, better weather means better instagram photos.  #nofilter #noumbrella #allyourfriendswillbejealous

HOUSING

There tend to be a ton of open spaces in the dorms when in the spring, so you won't have to worry about finding somewhere to live when you return from being abroad.  Plus, everyone does their lottery or finds an apartment in January.  Don't trust your friends to pick your housing for you - be here to do it yourself!

JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

You can Facetime with friends, but you can't Facetime with the Career Fair.  Campus's largest job seeking event happens in the spring!  Going abroad in the fall means that you'll have the chance to attend the Spring Career Fair to find that perfect summer job or internship.  Plus, recruiters will LOVE that you've studied abroad.