get started with advising

We're so glad that you are interested in a global experience at Pitt! If you're just getting started with exploring options, have general questions about the process, or aren't sure who to talk to, we can help! Select your school below to get more information on how advising and how to get started.

If you already know which program or experience interests you, we recommend getting in touch with the advisor for that specific program. You'll find their information under "Program Contacts" on the program page.

If you run into any problems, feel free to email us at

Swanson Engineering - Global Experiences and Engagement

The Swanson Engineering -(SSOE) Global Experiences and Engagement team is here to help with general questions as well as more in-depth advising about the global experiences process.   We are located in 152 Benedum Hall and we have both in person  and virtual advising!    If you're not sure how to get started, have general questions, or you want a broad view of all of your options, we are happy to help! Questions? Send us an email at


We have different options available for you to get your questions answered.  If these times don't work for you, send us an email at  and we'll find a time that does work.

Swanson Engineering- Global Experiences and Engagement - Drop-In Advising

 Fall semester drop-in (in person) advising hours:

 check in at 152 benedum (at the Big Orange desk in the lobby of Benedum)

Mon 1-3pm
Tues 12noon- 2:30pm
Wed 1-4pm
Thurs 11-2:30pm
Fri 1:30-4:30pm

Join us for our Weekly Info sessions!

sign up- space is limited 

* In person

* every Tuesday in the Fall from 4-5pm


Schedule an Appointment: 

If you know which program interests you and you'd like to meet with the advisor for that program, you can set up an (both in person and virtual) appointment through Pathways by clicking on the advisor's name below: 

Alicia Olalde, Plus 3 Engineering, and Research/Internships Abroad (

Having trouble setting up an appointment with Pathways? Feel free to email any one of the advisors above.