Haller Global Honors Fellowship

The Haller Global Honors Fellowship program is exclusive to Pitt Business Honors Program students. Please note that this program is optional for those students who have been admitted to the Pitt Business Honors Program. 

This international honors experience, exclusive for honors students accepted into the Haller Global Fellows program, provides an early global experience prior to the start of their first semester on campus.
The first portion of the program will bring students to the University of Pittsburgh for 2.5 weeks. While at Pitt, students will become accustomed to life at the University and in the City of Pittsburgh. The second portion of the program will involve international travel to Dublin, Ireland for 1.5 weeks. The group experience globalization first-hand through industry-specific company tours, interacting with executives, and academic lectures that provide cultural and political perspective.
The 2020 program will be focused on entrepreneurship and innovation in Dublin, Ireland. 

  • Company visits may include: Google, Facebook, Paypal, Microsoft, Yahoo, eBay, PopCap Games, Populis, LinkedIn, AOL, Twitter, and Airbnb.
  • Cultural activities may include: a walking tour about the history of Dublin, visits to the Temple Bar Farmer’s Market, Dublin Flea Market, Dublin Castle, Croke Park Stadium Tour, the Cliffs of Moher, and an excursion to Kilkenny and the Wicklow Mountains.
  • Locations will include: Dublin, Kilkenny and the Wicklow Mountains.


What You'll Accomplish

As an engaged and active participant on the program, you'll have the opportunity to develop:

  • an understanding of global business issues through classroom seminars and professional site visits
  • exposure to global businesses focused on technology and innovation
  • transferable skills you can utilize toward your professional development

Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a city rich in vibrant culture and history.  Originally founded as a Viking settlement, it has become Ireland's principal city.  The city resides on the banks of the river Liffey and is home to one of the youngest populations in Europe.  It is full of rich cultural and artistic heritage. A top-30 global city according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, Dublin will give you the unique opportunity to explore a bustling city with a strong economic drive. 
Want to learn more?  Check out past students' blogs from program!

Where You'll Live

You will be housed in on-campus University of Pittsburgh housing during the domestic portion of the program.
In Dublin, you will live in shared apartments at Griffith College. You can expect your housing to have the following: 

  • Shared student apartments
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Kitchen access
  • Linens and towels included
  • Internet access and wifi  
  • Pitt staff housed onsite to assist you in the event of issues or emergencies 


We do our best to provide the most accurate information about housing and amenities but due to the nature of the locations in which we offer programs and limited availability, these items are subject to change.  Contact your program manager with any questions. 


What You'll Study

The Haller Global Honors Fellowship is a 4-credit academic course. You will be enrolled in an honors section of BUSSPP 0020: Managing in Complex Environments, a business core course, as well as an additional 1 credit field course encompassing professional site visits in Pittsburgh and Dublin. 
This program fulfills a business core course requirement and one foreign culture requirement for CBA students.

Honors Managing in Complex Environments (BUSSPP0020)

This course is designed to allow participants to learn and apply concepts, vocabulary, tools, techinques, and experiences germane to domestic and international business. A special focus on the inpact of cultural, legal, and market forces on U.S. and Irish businesses will provide a more nuanced understanding of global business issues. 

Honors Managing in Complex Environments +1 (BUSSPP021)

Field component of Managing in Complex Environments, including site visits in Pittsburgh and Dublin.

This program is run in partnership with CAPA: The Global Education Network. For more than 45 years, CAPA has worked with institutions of higher education to build programs that meet your goals for learning abroad. The CAPA Dublin center is hosted at Griffith College, a private Irish college located close to Dublin city center.  

Your Pitt Study Abroad Contacts

Bryan Schultz

I joined the University of Pittsburgh international programs team in 2011 and now serve as the Director of International Programs at Pitt Business.  My portfolio of responsibilities include designing, creating and implementing international academic, internship and research opportunities for University of Pittsburgh undergraduate business students. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh I spent 15 years in Colorado and Washington D.C. as a consultant and executive for a variety of nonprofit and government organizations serving environmental, human service and early childhood education issues.  I studied abroad in Germany for a semester during undergrad and the highs and lows of that experience were so powerful that years later I decided to pursue a second career in higher education international programming.  My educational background includes a Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University and a BA in Political Science from Kalamazoo College.  During free time I enjoy long backpacking trips, following Detroit-based professional sports, painting, going to concerts, and exploring new places - especially those overseas.  Please contact me 2112 Sennott Square, 412.383.7321 or bschultz@katz.pitt.edu.


  In- State Out-of-State
Estimated Expenses Billed by Pitt  $7800 $8000
Estimated Additional Expenses $500 $500
Total Estimated Cost $8300 $8500

The Haller Global Honors Fellowship program is exclusive to Pitt Business Honors Program students. Students accepted into the program are provided a $4,000 Haller Global Honors scholarship.  The use of this scholarship award is solely for this program and cannot be transferred.

Final program costs and will be available by February 15.

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.

What's Included

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

  • Tuition for three credits + one honors credit (4-academic credits total)
  • Round-trip international airfare*
    • Please note that students will depart the USA together as a group from the Pittsburgh International Airport and have a return flight to their home city destination.
  • Housing in Pittsburgh
  • All meals in Pittsburgh
  • Housing Dublin
  • Breakfast each day in Dublin
  • All in-country transportation
  • Excursions in both Pittsburgh and Dublin
  • Arrival reception and farewell ceremony (Pittsburgh and Dublin)
  • International Health Insurance
When You'll Go

Pitt Business International Programs will book your flights from Pittsburgh - Dublin and Dublin - US city of your choice. It is your responsibility to arrive on campus on Monday, July 13. Travel dates are as follows:

July 13, 2020 - arrive in Pittsburgh

July 28, 2020 - depart Pittsburgh for Dublin

August 09, 2020 - depart Dublin for the US


What Else You Need to Know

Application instructions can be found here: Haller Global Honors Fellowship Application Instructions
Important: To participate, students must apply to the Haller Global Honors Fellowship by the application deadline, April 19,2020.  A valid passport is required at the time of application for the program, or proof that the passport application has been submitted.  Students must be admitted as a honors student to the College of Business Administration to be eligible to apply for the program.

Key Timeline
Pre-Application Review

  • October 1, 2019: Applications open!
  • April 19, 2020: Application to the Haller Global Honors Fellowship closes at 11:59pm.
  • April 22, 2020: Applicants will be notified by the Pitt Business International Program Office on admissions decisions

Post-Application Review

  • May 1, 2020: Deadline for students to formally Commit to Pitt.
    • Note: Commitment to Pitt involves completing the Pitt Admissions and Enrollment Deposit Form and submitting the $300 non-refundable Enrollment Fee.
  • Late May, 2020 – Pitt Study Abroad Participant Virtual Agreement Meeting and Q&A sessions (to occur in the evenings).
    • Students only need to attend one session.
    • The meeting will inform students of all the information regarding the academic credit, billing, health and safety, international health insurance and more.
  • June 5, 2020 – Study Abroad Commitment Materials due.
    • This includes a $350 non-refundable program deposit and return of signed program agreement.

Tentative Program Dates

  • July 13, 2020: Arrival at the University of Pittsburgh campus, move into housing, and orientation sessions (a student and a parent/guardian orientation session).
  • July 14 – 25, 2020: Pittsburgh portion of the program occurs.
  • July 28, 2020: Group departs from the Pittsburgh International Airport for an overnight flight to Dublin, Ireland.
  • July 29, 2020: Arrival in Dublin, Ireland, move into housing, Dublin orientation.
  • July 29 – August 8, 2020: Ireland portion of the program occurs.
  • August 09, 2020: Depart Dublin to home city destination.