Quick Info

  • Spring
  • : Panther Program
  • : Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, East Asian Languages and Literature, Economics, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Health and Rehab Sciences, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Pre-Medical, Sociology, West European Studies
  • : Early January 2017 - Late April 2017
  • : $19,799 In-State / $24,339 Out-of-state (See inclusions below!)
  • : October 8, 2017
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


Courses in global health and the history of health care, taught by Pitt faculty, provide structure and continuity throughout the program.  Local faculty will explore issues related to your three host countries in depth.  You are required to take all of the courses offered on the program.

PUBHTL 1002:  Topics in Public Health 
HIST 1090 - History of Medicine and Healthcare
SOC 1445 - Sociology and the Environment (with a specific emphasis on health issues) - taught in Shanghai by local faculty
SOC 1319 - Immigration - taught in Sydneyby local faculty
ENGLIT 0541 - Literature and medicine

General Education Requirements

Participating on PittMAP fulfills all four of the Foreign Culture requirements for the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (Regional, Global, Comparative, Non-Western).  The program fulfills both Foreign Culture requirements for the Pitt Business.

SOC 1319 fulfills the Social Science (SS) and Historical Change (HS) requirements.
HIST 1090 fulfills the Historical Change (HS) requirement.
SOC 1445 fulfills a Writing (W) requirement. 
ENGLIT 0541 fulfills a Literature (LIT) requirement. 


On-Site Faculty And Staff

Cynthia Salter, PhD Candidate in Public Health... bio and photo coming soon! 



Shanghai:  In Shanghai, you'll stay in twin-bedded hotel-style accommodations with air-conditioning and ensuite bathrooms for the duration of the program.  Your housing will be conveniently located near the Zhongshan Bei Lu campus of East China Normal University, either in walking distance or a short bus or metro ride away.  WiFi and linens are included, and you'll have access to laundry facilities as well.  Meals are not included.

Sydney: In Sydney, you'll stay in shared, student apartments with twin bedrooms, an ensuite bathroom, and access to a full kitchen.  You'll be within walking distance to the CAPA center where your courses will be held in the Ultimo neighborhood of Sydney. 

Buenos Aires: Recoleta or Barrio Norte will be your home in Buenos Aires, where you'll have shared apartments with access to a kitchen.  

Housing information is subject to change up to 30 days before the prorgram's start date. 

Pricing And Dates

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$19,799 $25,238
Depart Pittsburgh Arrive Home
Tue, Jan 2 Sat, April 21

Program Itinerary:

Arrive in Shanghai: Thursday, January 4
Depart Shanghai: Wednesday, Feburary 7

Arrive in Sydney: Thursday, February 8
Depart Sydney: Thursday, March 15

Arrive in Buenos Aires: Thursday, March 15
Depart Buenos Aires: Friday, April 20

Arrive to US: Saturday, April 21


Keep in mind that dates are subject to change, and your final flight and program itinerary will be provided to you approximately 60 days before your departure.


Inclusions & Exclusions

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

  • Tuition for 15 credits
  • Housing (double occupancy)
  • Roundtrip airfare to and from Pittsburgh ($3,000 value!)
  • Transportation in country
  • Health Insurance
  • Field trips and excursions related to your program

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

  • Study Abroad Adminsitrative Fee ($400)
  • Transportation to and from Pittsburgh for group flights (varies)
  • Textbooks (~$200)
  • Program Deposit ($350, to be credited to your program fee)
  • Personal Expenses and Meals (~$3,500 - $5,500)
  • In-country cell phone (~$100, depends on your usage)
  • Visa(s) ($250-$500, depending on citizenship)

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.

Get Ready! Applications open August 28!  

Program Staff

Brice Lynn

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 that 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.

Walk-In Advising Hours:
MWF 2-4 PM