Global Energy

This course provides upper level undergraduate and professional school students in the fields of Business, Law, Engineering, Public Policy and other areas with a first-hand experience of the global impact of contemporary developments in the natural gas and other energy sectors. Participants will first witness the effect that Marcellus Shale has had in Western PA and then see how these developments are impacting the US’s foreign policy and trade practices.

Lakota Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability & Indigenous Rights

Study in the heart of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota Tribe. On this 2-week, 3-credit program get a feel for its past, present and future. You will learn from local natives about their day-to-day life, culture and work on community-driven service-learning projects. Projects may be related to environmental sustainability, agricultural initiatives, programming on youth and education, cultural learning and indigenous rights. Students of all majors are welcome to apply.

Monsters, Madmen and the Modern City: Prague

Prague is a city rich with history, mystery and stunning visuals. On this program, you will take two compelling literature courses intimately linked to the beautiful and brooding city in which they are taught. You will learn about the original literary vampire, pacts with the devil and the play that brought the world the term “robot”. You will examine Prague as both a cinematic setting and a center for filmmaking and animation. In addition, you will explore the macabre, the human and inhuman in the home of Faust and Kafka.

Sport as Global Spectacle: 2020 Summer Olympics

Sport as Global Spectacle: 2020 Summer Olympics is a 4-week intensive summer study abroad program that will engage you with the cultural and global spectacle of the Summer Olympic Games. The 2020 Summer Olympics will take place from July 24 - August 9 in Tokyo, Japan. This program will run from July 11 - August 10, 2020. The first two weeks of the program will take place in Osaka and will be intensive class preparation along with guest speakers and the remaining two weeks will be in Tokyo focused around attending, analyzing and discussing the Olympic spectacle.

Transforming Environments: London Field Studies 2020

How does our environment impact who we are? In what ways does environment shape how we imagine and experience everyday life? What does tracing the environment’s transformations reveal about our histories and futures? Explore these questions and your own research project in the global city of London: a city shaped by the Thames, whose people transformed local and international environments through innovation, industry, and imperialism, and whose river banks record the history of its people and wildlife in its layers of muddy sediment.

Healthcare in British Context

Interested in global health, nursing, midwifery, and medical practice? Learn how the history in these areas have influenced the development of nursing functions and examine how ethics, sociology, religion, law, economics, and philosophy have affected clinical practice and the impact these have had on the role of nurses and other medical practicioners.

Wrongful Conviction

This four-week, accelerated summer program provides students with the opportunity to study human rights and focus on the specific area of wrongful conviction. This program is composed of two courses and includes opportunities to observe trials and visit London-based organizations working in human rights and on behalf of the wrongfully accused.

Sodexo International Internship

Internships are crucial to success in today’s competitive job market, and international internships give you a competitive advantage through the experience of a work experience abroad. Sodexo, in partnership with Pitt Business, is offering a unique opportunity to participate in an international internship with the organization. Sodexo Global Internships provide an excellent real-world experience involving travel, working on an interesting project, and developing a professional network. An international internship with Sodexo can also lead to employment opportunities with the company.

Global Consulting Capstone: Germany

Learning by professional experience is an invaluable way to gain transferable skills and apply business knowledge toward solving complex global problems. This three- credit, spring semester course will allow experienced marketing students to apply classroom learning to a real-world client. Students will utilize marketing and consulting principles and strategies to address the client’s needs and issues to deliver a strong, implementable marketing solution.