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.
Pitt Study Abroad has great options no matter which term you want to study abroad, but some of our most unique programs only run in the fall! Pitt in Berlin, a new program in Germany? Only fall. Pitt in the Himalayas, with it's goregous views and amazing treks? Only in the fall. Only in the fall. You get the picture.
Pitt Basketball has one of the best student sections in the country but you miss out on the Zoo if you go abroad in the spring. Skip football season, go overseas, and make it back to Pitt in time to see the Panther dominate!
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
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!
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.
If your idea of study abroad is hands-on experience, getting out of the classroom, and exploring a country on-foot, Pitt in the Himalays is for you. With courses in Anthropology, English Writing, and Hindi language, you'll find what you need to learn the most about India. Trek to the mouth of the Ganges, spend a weekend doing yoga, and meet locals on this one-of-a-kind program. www.abroad.pitt.edu/himalayas
With programs that focus specifically on Anthropology, Archaeology, and English Literature, LondonSelect offers you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in your field at some of the top institutions in the city! Plus, flexibility in courses gives you the flexibility you need. Learn more at www.abroad.pitt.edu/select
The Pittsburgh-London Film Center, new for fall 2016, is designed to give you a well-rounded and in-depth look at the art of film making. Spanning the entire process, from planning to post, your semester in London will allow you to explore your own artistic methods while understanding the importance of the context and impact of film making. www.abroad.pitt.edu/filmcenter
Pitt in London is Pitt's longest-running study abroad program, and for good reason! With courses in a range of disciplines and guaranteed, part-time internships, Pitt in London makes sense for a lot of people! Dr. Colin Maccabe teaches London Across History, Literature, and Film, a special course only offered in the fall. This course fulfills a literature requirement and allows students to see the city with relation to what is being doing in class. www.abroad.pitt.edu/londonsemester
Fall in Pittsburgh means summer in Sydney! With great course options, part-time internships, and awesome housing, Sydney is the program down-under that you've been waiting for! www.abroad.pitt.edu/sydneysemester
Watch the leaves change in one of Europe's most beautiful cities. With a wide range of courses in English, Pitt in Florence is the perfect way to learn Italian and take some general education courses! Fall only: The Advanced Italian Track offers you the chance to take courses with locals, stay with a host family, and complete a part-time internship! www.abroad.pitt.edu/florence
Business specific tracks to Pitt in London, Sydney, and Florence that offers a wider range of business courses and internships. Students are able to complete the CPIB (except language) in one semester. www.abroad.pitt.edu/gbi
Hundreds of options across the world. www.abroad.pitt.edu/programs
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