Study Abroad at UPB
If you are interested in studying abroad, first talk to your advisor here at Pitt-Bradford. Plan how the courses that you will take in another country will fit into your overall degree plans. Begin to research all the different program options that are available abroad. You may also speak with Kristin Asinger, the Director of International Studies at Pitt-Bradford, She may be reached at (814) 362-5154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obtain a Passport: If you do not already have one, please apply for your passport. Applications for new passports can be found at the following link: Passport Information
Finances: For a discussion of financing study abroad, please visit the Finances pages of this website. For financial aid advice on the UPB campus, contact Melissa Ibanez, Director of Financial Aid at email@example.com. When you are estimating your expenses, be aware that all University of Pittsburgh students participating in a study abroad program for academic credit will be charged an administrative fee. For a summer term it is $300, and for a fall term or a spring term it is $400. (This amount became effective spring term 2011.) The administrative fee will be billed directly through billpay once you register for the courses for a study abroad program.
Scholarship Programs: There are numerous scholarship programs available to Pitt Bradford students. For information on scholarships, please visit the Finances pages of this website, click on the link to the left. There are scholarships designed for underrepresented students such as African Americans, students with disabilities, LGBTQQ, and Latin American students. While the scholarships provide a variety of opportunities for students, they are not an exhaustive list of possibilities.
It is important to submit quality applications for scholarships. Ask Kristin Asinger or your adviser to review your application before you send it in.
If you are a current sophomore or junior female student with a 3.0 or higher GPA at Pitt Bradford, have never traveled internationally and would like to study abroad in the summer, you may apply for the Vira I. Heinz Scholarship for Women in Global Leadership, please contact Kristin Asinger, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information and prior to the submission of your materials to her. Application deadline is Nov. 1, 2011.
Health and Safety Meeting: There is a mandatory health and safety meeting that all students need to attend before leaving on their study abroad program. These are held toward the end of each semester. The Pre-Departure Guide is the basis for discussion. You will need to print out and read this information before the Health and Safety meeting. Please also review the Health and Safety pages within this website for further information.
Travel Insurance: Please visit the following webpage for a discussion of the mandatory travel insurance required for study abroad participation: Health and Travel Insurance
Visas: Some countries require a visa for entrance into their country. To find out if the country you would like to go to for a study abroad program requires a visa, please visit http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html
Photographs: Visa and passport photographs can be obtained in the Panther Bookstore in the Commons, by making an appointment with Alan Hancock (email@example.com). He will need 24 hour notice, the name of the country you are traveling to, and he will charge $10. You can also get a passport photo taken at the US Post Office as well as CVS in Bradford.
Transfer Credits: For confirmation that your foreign course of study is appropriate or for information on transfer of credit for direct enrollment programs, contact James Baldwin, assistant dean and registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org