Quick Info

  • Cologne and Aachen, Germany
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Education, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Social Work
  • : Mid-June - Early July
  • : $4,649 In-State | $4,849 Out-of-State
  • : March 25, 2018
  • : 3.0 GPA


You'll have the chance to earn up to 6 credits as a part of this program.  Courses include:

ADMPS 2089/3089 - Special Topics: Diversity, Mobility, and Well-being in the New Europe
ADMPS 2098/3098 - Directed Study

Coursework may count towards the following certificates: UCIS European Studies certificate; West European Studies; Global Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. 

Students who wish to remain in the region after the study tour and engage in an internship or in further travel on their own are welcome to do so outside of the bounds of this study abroad program.  

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Mauren PorterMaureen Porter is an associate professor in the School of Education's Administrative and Policy Studies Department. Her concentration is within the social and comparative analysis degree program. Porter's current research projects focus on: place-based education; diversity, especially gender, and STE(A)M; metaphors and constructions of STE(A)M; and mapping educational spaces, policies, and paradigms. She graduated with her PhD in education and her MA in anthropology, both from Stanford University. Her ongoing research interests include: Intercultural and international service-learning and study abroad; Experiential and environmental education; Civic engagement across the life span; including engaged scholarship at universities; Qualitative research methods and epistemologies; Arts-based inquiry and modes of representation in research; and Folk tales and fairly tales as transgressions and imaginations of gender and culture.



In both Cologne and Aachen, you will stay in comfortable and centrally-located hotels in single room accomodations.  Double rooms may be available for a slight reduction in cost.    

Pricing And Dates

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$4,649 $4,848
Arrive in Germany Depart Germany
Mid-June Early July



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


Inclusions & Exclusions

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

  • Tuition for up to 6 credits
  • All transportation in country
  • Housing in single rooms (single rooms available for an additional fee)
  • Farewell dinners in US
  • Breakfast 

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

  • Program Deposit ($350, to be credited to your bill)
  • Pitt Administrative Fee ($300)
  • Airfare ($1,200 - $1,500)
  • Personal Expenses and Meals ($500-1000)

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

In addition to the standard study abroad requirements this program requires a personal interview and the submission of an essay.  An optional four day excursion to Brussels, Belgium is available following the end of this program; July 2nd-6th, 2016.  

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Brice Lynn

Walk-In Advising Hours: By Appointment Only

Hey there.  I'm Brice and I'm one of the Assistant Directors at Pitt Study Abroad.  I'm a born-and-raised Pittsburgher (and have the accent to prove it).  My own study abroad experience as a Pitt student took me to Granada, Spain.  Between my host family, the food, and all of the embarrassing language mistakes I made, it turned out to be some of the best months of my life. Now, I'm here to help you make your own study abroad experience a reality.  When I'm not in the office, you can usually find me falling out of yoga poses, riding my bike, and ruining all of these physical activities with a plate of pierogi (extra butter and onions, please).  Get in touch with me at bel18@pitt.edu or 412-383-1029.