Moving the Cities

 

MOVING THE CITIES is a team-based project with students from Germany, Brazil, Chile, the US and the UK addressing major global urban issues.

This one credit course aims to develop students’ entrepreneurial and innovation skills while immersed in a collaborative multicultural experience.  Students in cross cultural teams will practice design thinking methods to formulate innovative solutions to challenges in a regional context.          

  • More than 100 students from 10 universities and 6 countries are expected to participate
  • For Fall 2022, this program will be run in a hybrid design.  Students will participate in one week of remote onboarding and preparation followed by one week in country. 
    • ​Week of October 17, 2022: remote onboarding & preparation for the program.  Students will most likely have to attend 1-2 synchronous meetings but all other work will be asynchronous. 
    • Week of October 24, 2022:  in-country program (Brazil) - hosted by Unisinos University 
    • in country tentative dates:  in Brazil: October 22/23 - through October 29/30, 2022
      • NOTE: Students will need to arrange to miss courses/classes during this week.  All missed course work is the responsibility of the  student to arrange with their faculty members prior to the program.

 

Key dimensions to the program:

  • Address key societal challenges from around the world in your multinational student team
  • Professional and methodical input to help your team solve the challenge is provided from coaches and mentors from around the world 
  • Potential international internship interviews with global organizations may be granted to winning teams
  • Great way to enhance your professional profile and network with leaders from many parts of the world
  • Meet students from Brazil and around the world  
  • Cultural explorations of the area will enhance the students understanding of Brazil. 
     

Check out the week's schedule here - coming soon

 

Applications coming soon! Please fill out this short form to indicate interest.  Full link to formhttps://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d6xdGsN6RuTGBZI

 

This is a proposed program and is undergoing final development. The site will be updated once finalized.

 

Please note, program subject to minimum number of accepted/enrolled students to run. 

 

Learn more about this amazing opportunity!  Organizations involved, challenges for 2022, the pitch plans, and much more are coming soon

 

see sample  Final Pitch from 2021

 

 

Application process and requirements: 

  • Open to SSOE students - must be in their second year or higher
  • Must have a 2.75 GPA
  • Must apply by the deadline- XXX by no later than 11:59 pm.  Please click the "apply now" button to apply. 

This course introduces modern engineering and business principles, methods, and tools within the context of the Indian economic environment. Students will be exposed to challenges and opportunities available at the corporate level and at the individual level in this rapidly growing economy, and will learn about societal impacts of new technologies and the rapid expansion of knowledge industries in India.

 

Student learning will be integrated into pre-trip lectures, lectures during the visit, guest lectures/panel discussions at the host city, plant/company visits at the host city, and cultural explorations in and around the host city.  Production, supply chain and service issues will be studied through dual lens of engineering and business principles.

 

This is a proposed Fall 2022 semester program. The course will meet over the semester with travel in December.

 

Please note, program subject to minimum number of accepted/enrolled students to run. 

What You'll Study: 

 

This one credit course aims to develop students’ entrepreneurial and innovation skills while immersed in a collaborative multicultural experience.  Students in cross cultural teams will practice design thinking methods to formulate innovative solutions to challenges in a regional context.   

Student learning will be integrated into remote pre-travel onboarding and preparation, a mentor and coach guided challenge, the group challenge experience in cross cultural teams and cultural explorations in and around the host city.    

 

This is a Fall 2022 semester program. 
  • For Fall 2022, this program will be run in a hybrid design.  Students will participate in one week of remote onboarding and preparation followed by one week in country. 
    • ​Week of October 17, 2022: remote onboarding & preparation for the program.  Students will likely have to attend 1-2 synchronous meetings but all other work will be asynchronous. 
    • Week of October 24, 2022:  in-country program (Brazil) - hosted by Unisinos University 
    • tentative dates:  in Brazil: October 22/23 - through October 29/30, 2022
      • NOTE: Students will need to arrange to miss courses/classes during this week.  All missed course work is the responsibility of the  student to arrange with their faculty members prior to the program.

 

Please note, program subject to minimum number of accepted/enrolled students to run. 

 

Your Pitt Study Abroad Contacts: 

Brandon Barber

Faculty Lead for Moving the Cities
BioE Design, Innovation, and Outreach Coordinator

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Konnichiwa! 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 to love exploring new countries and cultures! 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 international opportunities! Reach out to me at a.olalde@pitt.edu!

Schedule an appointment

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!

 

  In-State Out-of-State
Program Fee* billed by Pitt (see the "What's included" section) 1800* 2100*

Estimated Additional Expenses

(meals and personal expenses)

Travel to /from Pittsburgh

 

$100-300

Varies

 

$100-300

Varies

*prices are estimates- final pricing announced by end of June
If you are not a U.S. citizen, there may be additional costs associated with applying for a visa and/or traveling to an embassy or consulate.   

For SSOE Students: This class operates outside of normal tuition and fee schedules and cannot be combined nor included in full-term tuition pricing.

 

Please note, program subject to minimum number of accepted/enrolled students to run. 

What's Included: 

As part of the program fee, the following are included:

  • 1 credit course
  • Participation fees for the Moving the Cities program
  • All academic-related excursions
  • Hotel - shared hotel rooms (typically 2 students to a room)
  • Some meals - breakfasts, welcome and farewell dinners

 

Please note, program subject to minimum number of accepted/enrolled students to run. 

When You'll Go: 

For Fall 2022, this program will be run in a hybrid design.  Students will participate in one week of remote, asynchronous, onboarding and preparation followed by one week in country. 

  • ​Week of October 17, 2022: remote onboarding & preparation for the program.  Students will likely have to attend 1-2 synchronous meetings but all other work will be asynchronous. 
  • Week of October 24, 2022:  in-country program (Brazil) - hosted by Unisinos University 
  • tentative dates:  in Brazil: October 22/23 - through October 29/30, 2022