Quick Info

  • San Francisco, California
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Business, Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, English (including Literature, Writing, and Creative Writing), Information Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Theatre Arts
  • : 2018 TBD - 2017: 14 May - 29 July 2017
  • : $7900 In-State / $8100 Out-of-State
  • : 28 January 2018
  • : 3.0 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, Open to students from all campuses and departments

Academics

You will earn six credits through the Pitt Business Internship for Credit Program (BUS 1910). Your coursework will include reflective essays, a midterm internship supervisor evaluation, and a final internship supervisor evaluation. All assignments will be posted online through a course website, and students will submit assignments electronically. BUS1910 is graded pass/fail, and only students who successfully pass the internship course will be considered as having studied abroad for any degree, certificate, or major requirements.

BUS1910 in San Francisco may count for foreign culture requirements for Pitt Business students, please contact Hillary for more information. Students from other schools and departments should check with their academic advisors to determine if BUS 1910 can fulfill degree requirements. 

Experiential Learning

Pitt's partner in San Francisco, AIC, will work with you after your acceptance to find you an internship. Internships in San Francisco are available in a variety of fields, and AIC takes your academic focus and career goals into account when pairing you with a host company. While you may have phone or video interviews prior to the program start date, the final interview for your internship will occur in San Francisco.

Discover more about AIC in San Francisco here!

San Francisco's internship placements are concentrated in the areas of business (accounting, advertising, marketing, HR), hospitality, IT, journalism, the arts, law and politics, and more. More information about common and challenging placements can be found here.

On-Site Faculty And Staff

AIC, Pitt's partner in San Francisco, has a full-time support staff there to help you with whatever you might need during your stay. Whether it’s housing, internship advice, or just recommendations on where to take your parents when they visit, the AIC staff is there for you.

Housing

Housing is in student residences convenient to the city center and assessable via public transportation. Facilities are furnished and include kitchen amenities, access to laundry, and internet connections. Living spaces are shared and bedrooms are typically doubles.

Pricing And Dates


In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
TBD/ 2017: $7,900 TBD/2017: $8,100
Arrive in San Francisco Depart San Francisco
TBD TBD

Please do not book your flights until instructed to do so by your program manager. You are welcome to arrive prior to the program start date or depart after the program end date, but you must make independent housing and travel arrangements for that time. 

Business students can apply for over $150,000 in scholarship funds on the Pitt Business International Scholarships page as well as crowdfund using the Pitt Business Fund My Travel page. For additional scholarship opportunities, be sure to check out the ‘Finances’ tab at the top of this page!

 

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

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your IIP: San Francisco fee, the following are included:

  • In-country orientation
  • Tuition for six credits
  • Housing
  • International health insurance

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

  • Round-trip flight
  • Meals and personal expenses
  • Public transportation costs (~$300 for the semester)
  • Taxi fare to and from the airport in San Francisco
  • $300 University of Pittsburgh study abroad fee
  • Visa (where applicable)

Flights, meals and spending money for 12 weeks is approximately $3,500. 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

Hillary Koller

Walk-In Advising Hours:

Hello! I’m Hillary, the Internship Manager for Pitt Business International Programs. I originally hail from New Jersey, but became a member of the Pitt community as an undergraduate student in 2002 and I have been here pretty much ever since. During my time at Pitt I’ve had the opportunity to accompany students abroad, and I’m excited to work with you to make your international internship experience a valuable one! When I’m not in the office, you can find me spending time in the great outdoors, reading, cooking, and taking a yoga or ballet class. Get in touch with me at hkoller@pitt.edu or 412-648-0276.

Nazir Noori

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Salam! I’m Nazir and I am a Program Manager at the Study Abroad Office. I was born and raised abroad and went to school in Iran, Afghanistan, and the U.S. I also took classes with the Foreign Service Institute in India and United Arab Emirates. I worked for the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and German Foreign Office for over ten years before moving to Pittsburgh in 2014. At the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, I assisted Afghan students to study in the U.S., and now I am glad I have the opportunity to help American students study abroad. Stop by the office during my walk-in hours (Mon, Wed, and Fri, 2-4pm) or get in touch with me at nazir.noori@pitt.edu or 412-383-4827 to discuss the study abroad options.