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U.S. Sport Tourism, Health & Society

Sport Tourism, Health & Society is a 1-week, 1-credit program that integrates the substantive areas of sports and recreation, tourism and medical sociology.  This program will consist of lectures, class discussion, and experiential learning presentations at both the University of Pittsburgh and other ACC and/or Power 5 peer universities. On this program we seek to engage everyone in this class with both the academic material and the material realities of sport and recreation of sport in the United States.

Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) Field Trip / Seminar-Brazil

This intensive, two-part program incorporates a cross-cultural homestay with individualized field study.  The program is open to undergraduates of any major at the University of Pittsburgh and welcomes applicants from any field with sufficient Spanish language proficiency and an interest in Latin American culture. If you are selected for the program you will enroll in a preparatory seminar on campus during the spring of 2020, and then travel to country of the program they were selected where they will study, live with a host family and carry out an independent field project.  

Politics of the Troubles of Northern Ireland

On this one-week spring break program, students will explore Belfast, Northern Ireland and Dublin, Ireland. Students will engage with local experts, ex-combatants, politicians, and witnesses to learn about the period of conflict known as the Troubles. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the peacebuilding and reconciliation efforts in divided societies. As part of this program, students will take part in service-learning projects at a local youth center. 

Various site visits include the Belfast Castle, City Hall and the Peace Wall among others. 

History and Identity in Spain

This one-credit spring break program is open to students of all majors, but designed especially for those interested in history and/or Spanish language and culture. Participants will begin their experience in Madrid and visit many historically important sites. Additionally, students will take a day trip to Segovia. Students will then travel to Granada in Southern Spain.

Pitt in Rome - Advanced Italian

Study and live in the Eternal City of Rome, Italy. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Italian conversations while discovering the rich Italian way of life, la dolce vita. This six-week, 7-credit program is designed for students for Italian Majors and Minors interested in Italian Language, Culture and Modern Italy. Students will take two advanced language courses based on their prior level of Italian language and a one-credit history and culture course.

Global Water Policy DC

Explore U.S., Central Asian, and global perspectives on water management and environmental sustainability through this innovative study away program for undergraduates. On this one-week, 1-credit program, you will study competing perspectives on global water policy. You will be introduced to the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations managing water equity. You will look closely at the interconnections between policy, law, economics, and culture related to the environment.