abroadSELECT

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 your academics, challenge yourself in a new culture, and earn credits towards graduation 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.
UCL offers an extensive list of courses in a wide variety of subjects, ensuring that students can nurture their unique interests while advancing their academics.  With its location right in the heart of London, you'll be enriched culturally as well as academically.

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will give 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 abroadSELECT 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. 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

Bryan Schultz

Bryan Schultz is the Director of Global and Experiential Programs at the University Honors College, University of Pittsburgh. Bryan has been at Pitt since 2011 and during his tenure has served in the Study Abroad Office, Swanson School of Engineering and the College of Business Administration.  His portfolio of responsibilities includes expanding the University Honors College student experience through on campus and globally-placed academic, experiential, and research opportunities.  In 2011, Bryan shifted his career focus to international education after spending 15 years providing executive-level leadership and consulting to nonprofit organizations in Colorado and Washington DC.  Bryan earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kalamazoo College (MI) where he was awarded the Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Research in Women’s Studies for his senior thesis titled Sexual Subordination in American Education: Political, Social and Economic Relationships.   Bryan earned a Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University (CO) where he was awarded the prestigious Colorado Trust Fellowship, a partnership between Regis University and the Colorado Trust, to develop leaders in the Colorado nonprofit sector.  During his free time, Bryan enjoys long backpacking trips, following Detroit-based professional sports, painting, going to concerts, and exploring new places - especially those overseas.