Quick Info

  • Singapore
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Urban Studies
  • : Early May - Late May
  • : TBD
  • : January 28, 2018
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers)


  Coursework may count towards UCIS Asian Studies certificate.  

The course includes lectures and site visits to in both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Students will complete readings, complete exercises and participate in discussions about urban processes in both cities, and will contribute to a blog about these places. The focus of the course will be non-Western urban development, globalization, and cultural and national identity formation.

*No Pre-requisites--Available to all Pitt Undergraduates with permission from the instructor

 The course provides Urban Studies students with the opportunity to develop research interests in urbanism with on-site evaluation of urban processes in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Building upon the students’ research experience gained in URBNST 1300 and URBNST 1500, students will develop a research project and implement it while in the field. Practicums on field research methods will enhance the walking tours and observations.

*Course includes campus-based lectures prior to departure and must be taken in conjunction with Field Analysis of Global Urbanism (URBNST 1502)
**Pre-requisites: URBNST 1500

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Dr. Michael Glass
Urban Studies Program
3706 Posvar Hall
(412) 648-7459


Students will be staying in hotel accommodations (double occupancy) in Kuala Lumpur and student apartment housing in Singapore (double occupancy).

Pricing And Dates

Summer 2018

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
Arrive in Singapore Depart Singapore
Early May Late May


Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

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

  • Tuition for 3-6 credits
  • International Health Insurance
  • Housing
  • Transit between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur
  • Various excursions and social events

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Airfare
  • Passport
  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400)
  • Meals and personal expenses

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.

Special Information

• Successful completion of URBNST 1300, URBNST 1500 preferred.
• If you have completed URBNST 1700 but not URBNST 1300 should contact Dr. Glass to determine eligibility.
• 2.75 GPA
• Good judicial record on campus
• Completion of at least two terms on Pitt's campus

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Tim Crawford

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Hi Everyone! I’m Tim, a Program Manager here in the Study Abroad Office. I’m proud to be from a small town in Central PA but now love calling Pittsburgh home. My study abroad experience includes a semester in France during my sophomore year, Spring Break in London during Grad School and Summer in Italy as a Program Assistant. My experiences opened my eyes to the rest of the world and I’d love to help you take advantage of the numerous study abroad opportunities here at Pitt. Outside of the office, I’m always looking for the next adventure whether it’s exploring a new city or new neighborhood in PGH. I fully embrace the yinzer way of life and plan my schedule accordingly around every Pens, Bucs and Stillers game. I’d love to talk to you more about any of our study abroad programs and answer any of your questions. Please reach me at TSC29@pitt.edu or 412-648-2156.