Summer 2021 Petition

Due to the current pandemic, the University of Pittsburgh is requiring that all students not participating in a Panther Program complete this petition process. This will help ensure the safety and security of all students participating in a study abroad program or independent experience this summer. 

Students who do not choose from the list of Panther Program options must *all* complete a special petition for their selected independent program/experience regardless of location and previous recognition by the University. This includes undergraduate and graduate students pursuing independent internships, research, projects, etc.  Such petitions will follow the normal process whereby students will complete an application in our content management system Terra Dotta. PittGEO will verify the data within the petition, add our recommendations for academic travel, and send to the GRHSS for final review and approval.

Priority for acceptance to most programs will be given to students nearing the end of their academic careers. Exceptions will be made for students who have limited flexibility to study abroad due to the structure of their academic program. 

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