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.

I am a non-US citizen – can I study abroad?

Yes!  You should be aware that there may be additional visa requirements.  You should speak to your study abroad advisor before choosing a program.

I’m a transfer student – can I study abroad?

Yes!  You must complete 24 credits on a Pitt campus before you are eligible to go abroad.

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.