Frequently Asked Questions

You've got questions, we've got answers.  Whether you want to know who can study abroad, how to pay your bill, or where you can get a passport, you'll find the answers you need here.

Don't see what you're looking for?  Stop by the office, give us a call at 412-648-7413, or send us an email to abroad@pitt.edu.

Can I study abroad after I’ve graduated?

Yes, but only the semester or summer after you have graduated.  Get in touch with us at abroad@pitt.edu for more information.

I’m a graduate student – are there study abroad programs for me?

Yes!  Various departments on campus offer study abroad programs for graduate students.  You may also be able to participate on a program designed for undergraduate students, with your Dean’s approval.

Do I have to know a foreign language to study abroad?

No, although certain programs do have language requirements.  Remember, too, that it is always helpful to know some of the host language.  

I do not meet the minimum GPA requirement – can I still go abroad?

Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.  Contact your study abroad advisor for more information.

I have a disciplinary record on campus – can I still go abroad?

Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis after meeting with the Study Abroad Disciplinary Committee.  Contact your study abroad advisor for more information.

What are the different types of programs?

We have five different types of programs that we offer, and each one is a bit different.

Panther Programs: developed and run by Pitt Study Abroad in connection with Pitt faculty.  Grades factor into your GPA and you are billed by Pitt.

Study Away: Panther Programs that take place within the US or Canada

Partner Programs: overseas partners.  Like Panther Programs without Pitt Faculty.  Grades factor into your GPA and you are billed by Pitt.

Exchange Programs: one to one relationships with overseas partners.  Tuition is billed by Pitt, housing in on your own.  Grades do not factor into your GPA.

Pitt-Recognized Programs: approved programs from other organizations.  Pay your host organization directly.  Grades do not factor into your GPA.

More information is here.

I started an application – how do I access it?

Click “Login” in the menu bar above to be taken to your study abroad application.