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 program will focus on a consulting project with a global client.

  • 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.

Please note that participants must be 18 years old by the start of the travel portion of the program.


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 complete the equivalent of the CBA core course requirement of BUSSPP 0020: Managing in Complex Environments. 

This program also 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.

Experiential Learning Description: 

As part of this program, you will participate in a mini-consulting project with a global client. 

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: 

Phil Hnatkovich

Hi I'm Phil Hnatkovich and I'm an International Programs Manager in the College of Business Administration. I've worked in higher education for nearly two decades, both as a teacher and as a study abroad manager. I came to the field of international education after years of international study, beginning with language and cultural studies in Acadie, then historical research in French, Cornish, and English port communities and pirate havens, and finally as a co-founder of an international digital educational program aimed at transcribing historical documents from the 17th century. I'm thrilled to help students find their own paths from travel to professional opportunity!

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  In- State Out-of-State
Program Fee & Tuition $8,100 $8,300
Study Abroad Fee $300 $300
Estimated Additional Expenses $500-$750 $500-$750
Total Estimated Cost $8,900-$9,150 $9,100-$9,350


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

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
  • Most 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: 

July 17, 2023 - August 11, 2023

Pittsburgh: July 17 - July 31

Dublin: July 31 - August 11

What Else You Need to Know: 

Important: To participate, students must apply to the Haller Global Honors Fellowship by the application deadline, April 24, 2023.  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 to the University Honors College and to the College of Business Administration to be eligible to apply for the program. Students must be 18 years old by the start of the travel portion of the program.