Quick Info

  • Graz, Austria
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Health and Rehab Sciences, Nursing, Political Science, Pre-Medical
  • : May 6, 2018 - June 9, 2018
  • : $5,099 In-State / $5,299 Out-of-State
  • : January 28, 2018
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


New for 2018 - Comparative Healthcare in Graz goes to Slovenia!

General Education Requirements

This program fulfills all four foreign culture requirements (Regional, Comparative, Global, and Non-Western).  This program also fulfills a HS (Historical Change). 

HIST 1090: History of Medicine and Healthcare

This course explores the development of medicine and healthcare in the United States and Europe, seeking to compare the similarities and differences between the two.

INTS 1496: World Comparative Healthcare Systems (3 credits)

This course provides you with hands-on experience in various aspects of medicine, including hospital and care home visits, meetings with professionals in the field, and more.  Classroom time will be used to debrief on the experience and relate it to your history course.

A full syllabus for the course will be available soon.

Available UCIS Area Studies: European Studies Center

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Orin JamesOrin James earned a BS in Biochemistry and an MS in Biology from Binghamton University.  He has lived both in Germany and Austria developing his fluency in the German language.  He mixes his experience working in the hospital with his teaching and enjoys sharing international perspectives on health issues with his students.  During his free time you will find him on the road going from state to state in his old beat up Toyota Celica (You can’t miss it).


While in Graz, the Hotel Das Weitzer will serve as your home base for the program.  Your double rooms will include a small workspace, access to a mini-fridge, and an en suite bathroom.  The hotel also features a welcoming reception area, a small coffee shop with a patio, and an Austrian breakfast buffet!  Centrally located in the city, you'll be able to walk to Graz's Murinsel (a floating artificial island), one of many restaurants, or Graz's large, central park.

Similar accommodations are provided in Vienna, Salzburg,and Slovenia!

Pricing And Dates

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$5,099 $5,299
Arrive in Graz Depart Graz
May 6, 2018 June 9, 2018

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.


Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of the program fee, the following are included:

  • Tuition for 6 credits
  • Housing
  • Breakfast every day, lunch on class / academic days (most weekdays)
  • Health Insurance
  • Site visits of academic interest
  • Weekend trip to Salzburg, including transportation
  • Weekend trip to Vienna, including transportation
  • Week trip to Slovenia
  • Group welcome dinner

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($300)
  • Airfare (~$1,300)
  • Meals and Personal Expenses (~$1,000-$2,000)

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Brice Lynn

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Hey there.  I'm Brice and I'm one of the Assistant Directors at Pitt Study Abroad.  I'm a born-and-raised Pittsburgher (and have the accent to prove it).  My own study abroad experience as a Pitt student took me to Granada, Spain.  Between my host family, the food, and all of the embarrassing language mistakes I made, it turned out to be some of the best months of my life. Now, I'm here to help you make your own study abroad experience a reality.  When I'm not in the office, you can usually find me falling out of yoga poses, riding my bike, and ruining all of these physical activities with a plate of pierogi (extra butter and onions, please).  Get in touch with me at bel18@pitt.edu or 412-383-1029.