Abroad SELECT

Students at the University of Pittsburgh are some of the best and the brightest around, which is why we are proud to offer the abroadSELECT program.  By partnering with the top institutions in the UK and Ireland, we are able to offer you the opportunity to take courses in your field(s) of study alongside international peers.  Most programs offered through abroadSELECT are a full academic year, allowing you to immerse yourself not only in your studies, but in the culture of the city in which you are studying.   Focus on natural sciences, economics, anthropology, archaeology, english literature, or a variety of other topics, challenge yourself in a new academic culture, and earn credits towards gradution with abroadSELECT.

University College London was founded in 1826 as the first university in London and the first in England to admit students regardless of religion or gender.  To this day, University College London continues to be a pioneer, not only in the United Kingdom, but also in the world.
As one of the only broad based anthropology departments in the United Kingdom, the University College London Department of Anthropology studies humanity through biological, social, material, and medial anthropology.  The research expertise of the Department's 30 academic staff covers more than 60 countries and spans the timeline of humanity. 
An extensive list of courses ensures that students will be able to nuture their interests while advancing their academics. 

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will give a you the opportunity to study at one of the most prestigious departments of Economics in the United Kingdom through their General Course option. In late September, you will engage in the British tutorial system, allowing you to study a wide range of topics alongside British peers. The londonselect program is an extremely competitive and admission will be highly selective.
In addition to courses in the Department of Economics, you can take up to 2 courses in other departments, giving you the flexibility to fulfill requirements for multiple majors or minors while still taking advantage of a world-class Economics education.

With a history predating the United States by nearly 300 years, Jesus College is one of the oldest and most well-known colleges in the University of Cambridge system. The spacious grounds and beautiful architecture are second only to the world-class faculty and students that make up the college. One University of Pittsburgh student per year is given the opportunity to study in the British tutorial system, taking up three tripos within his or her field of study within the natural sciences. Beyond academics, Jesus College Cambridge offers a glimpse into traditional university life in England. Taking meals in the expansive dining hall, engaging in discussions with head tutors, and taking part in various balls throughout the year are just a few of the opportunities available. An unprecedented opportunity, a year at Cambridge is not easy but is most certainly unforgettable.

Consistently ranked as the top university in Ireland, a semester or academic year at Trinity College Dublin will give you the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects, including courses in the liberal arts, natural sciences, and humanities.  You'll live like a Dubliner, taking your courses with Irish and other international students, living in university housing, and having access to all of the clubs, college societies, and amenities as any other Trinity College Dublin student.  
When you're not in class, you'll have the chance to explore Ireland's bustling capital, join college societies and sports team, and truly immerse yourself in the cultural.  A semester or year at Trinity College Dublin gives you the academic flexibility to take the courses that you need while truly immersing yourself in Irish life.

Staff Contacts

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 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.