INSA Lyon is a partner university who offers summer engineering programs that have been approved by the University of Pittsburgh. You can learn more about programs here.
The programs and locations below have been vetted to ensure that they meet the health, safety, security and academic standards that Pitt requires. How this program fulfills academic requirements is up to the discretion of your academic advisor.
- INNOV@ INSA: May 15- June 15, 2023
- ENERG’INSA: June 26- July 17, 2023
*Not every theme, course or term is available for every program listed here. Please refer to the INSA program webpage for specifics or schedule a meeting with your global experiences advisor.
We recognize that in some cases you may find a program that meets your academic, professional and personal needs better than a program on our recognized list. Please meet with your global experiences advisor to discuss the petition process for these specific cases.
The program costs are outlined on the websites above. You will pay a $300 study abroad fee to the University of Pittsburgh and all other costs as outlined by INSA Lyon are paid directly to INSA Lyon. (Pitt students will pay the "Full cost" to Lyon directly as listed on the INSA Lyon page; the "full cost" is listed on the INSA Lyon page currently as € 4,200-5,300 contingent on the program choice.)
If you are applying to a Pitt-recognized program (PRP), you must work concurrently on the internal Pitt application that you create at www.globalexperiences.pitt.edu and on your program provider’s application through their respective websites. You can’t move forward without completing both applications. While program providers’ application deadlines are often later than our internal Pitt deadline, you have to finish the Pitt application’s pre-decision steps by our internal deadline. A Pitt GEO Advisor will ensure that both your GPA and your disciplinary record allow your status to be changed to “nominated” on your Pitt application. The actual acceptance to your PRP comes from the provider only after you are nominated by Pitt. Reach out to your Pitt GEO Advisor with any questions. We are here to help!
You must complete an application for both Pitt Global Experiences and INSA Lyon. Please note that providers and Pitt Global Experiences may have different application deadlines. It is your responsibility to know and meet both deadlines. (The INSA Lyon specific application link will be made available on the INSA page in Feb. 2023.)
For general Pitt-Recognized Program's advising and course approval, we recommend getting in touch with your school's advisor:
- Nursing - Lucinda Morgan
- Arts and Sciences - Leslie Ann Smedley
- Business - Rick Moslen
- Engineering - Lauren Smith-Lemesh
- Honors - Bryan Schultz
- Pitt Bradford - TBD
- Pitt Greensburg - TBD
- Pitt Johnstown - TBD
*If you do not see your school/department listed here, please email email@example.com and we will connect you with the appropriate advisor.
Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.
Hello! Konnichiwa! I am the Director for Global Experiences and Engagement in the Swanson School of Engineering. After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue explore new countries and cultures and have had the good fortune to work, study and travel all over the world. I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education. I enjoy assisting engineering students seize global opportunities!
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SSOE students: schedule an appointment with me using Pathways via this link!
non-SSOE students-- send me an email and we'll set up a time to meet!
Lauren Smith-Lemesh M.Ed.
Om Swastiastu Pitt! My name is Lauren, and I am one of the Global Programs Managers in the Swanson School of Engineering. I studied abroad in Indonesia during undergraduate, and worked as a peer study abroad advisor once I returned. After my study abroad trip, I knew that I wanted to support students to have life-changing experiences abroad too. Let's talk about your interests and find a program that will help you achieve your goals!
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Schedule an appointment with me using Pathways!
- Log in to Pathways or use the Navigate app.
- Select Appointments > Schedule an Appointment
- Select Pitt Global as the Care Unit.
- Select 152 Benedum as the Location
- Select ENGR Global as the service
- Select my name and find a time that works for you!
Having trouble or don't see a time that works for you? Just email me!