Programs Related to Urban Studies, Infrastructure, and the Built Environment

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Architecture & the City in Central Europe Brno, Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague, Vienna, Zagreb Summer This program is on pause for 2022.   Spend three weeks in the heart of Europe, exploring some of the most famous architecture sites, as well as hidden jewels of Prague, Brno, Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana and Zagreb. The program will examine the relationship between architecture and identity - how architecture was used to shape national identities at various periods in response to changing social, economic, and political conditions; how architects shaped their identities through travel and education; how the use of technology, new materials, ornament, and manipulations of building typologies...
Empathic Global Leadership for Social Change: South Africa Cape Town, Johannesburg Summer Empathic Global Leadership for Social Change: South Africa (ENGR 1276) is an experiential learning course designed to provide engineering minded students (may be from any major) with an introduction to designing solutions to problems that impact humanity. Students will see the social consequences of engineering decisions made by companies and other organizations in South Africa and discuss the rationale that led to those decisions during meetings with leaders, engineers, and other representatives from those parties. The course aims to provide students across a range of disciplines the...
Engineering Perspectives of the Renaissance and Sustainability: Florence Florence Summer Spend a month in the beautiful and historic city of Florence, Italy! Through two courses for a total of 6 credits you will explore the history of art and architecture, as well as the engineering & sustainability practices of the European Renaissance.   Students will be introduced to engineering and technological achievements of the Renaissance period and place these achievements within the sociological and artistic context of that period. We will focus on revolutionary advances in understanding of physics and engineering during the Renaissance, with particular emphasis on architecture,...
Global Water Policy DC Washington, DC Summer Explore U.S., Central Asian, and global perspectives on water management and environmental sustainability through this innovative study away program for undergraduates. On this one-week, 1-credit program, you will study competing perspectives on global water policy. You will be introduced to the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations managing water equity. You will look closely at the interconnections between policy, law, economics, and culture related to the environment. You will develop a portfolio of varied writing samples to use in applications for graduate programs and...
Pitt in Amsterdam Amsterdam Summer Explore Amsterdam in the summer and learn how cities are increasingly designed to be environmentally friendly from one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world.  As an estimated 4 out of 5 people in developed countries are urban dwellers, this topic is becoming highly relevant and this program will give you an insight into future development  and city planning trends.     Amsterdam is regarded as a global leader in green urbanism. The city is well known for its alternative transportation model that focus on biking and light rail. But it also on the forefront of many other...
Pitt in Florence - Semester Florence Fall, Spring Florence is the ideal setting to spend a semester studying in one of the most historic, cultural and beautiful cities in the world. The city is filled with cobblestone streets, open-air markets, unique food experiences, artistic masterpieces, stunning architecture. This program is designed for students of all majors interested in: Italian language, culture, studio arts, art history, cinema, psychology, urban studies and more.  You will take 12-15 credits on this semester long program. No previous Italian experience is necessary, but you are required to take an Italian language course on this...
Pitt in Sydney - Semester Sydney Fall, Spring Whether you are just looking to take classes abroad or take classes alongside an internship, Pitt in Sydney offers you what you need.   Sydney is a breathtaking, exciting, and culturally rich Global City. With more than 120 nationalities living here, Sydney is one of the largest multi-cultural cities in the world. You can enjoy cuisine from around the globe and take part in annual international celebrations such as Buddha's Birthday, Multicultural Festival, and Chinese New Year.   You will take a trip across the Harbor Bridge every day as you commute from your apartment in the...
Policy Research Methods & Service Learning in Dublin Dublin Summer You will have the opportunity to earn six credits while exploring Dublin over this six-week program. The program offers students the opportunity to study and research politics, social issues in the heart of Dublin. This program is designed for students of all majors with particular interests in politics, history, gender studies, economics public policy, communications and more. Students on this six-week program will take two courses for a total of six credits. In the Policy Research Methods, you will conduct original research along with guidance from your faculty to look at political and...
United States-Mexico Border Studies El Paso Summer On this 1-credit, 1-week program students study the United States-Mexico Border and examine social, economic and political history as well as present day modern issues.  Primary focus will be placed on the social, political, and economic developments that have shaped the history of El Paso, Texas and Juarez Mexico. The program will take place in El Paso, Texas. No passport is required.  
abroadSELECT: University College London London On this abroadSELECT, you will study at The University College London, one of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom.  If selected to participate in the program, you will engage in the British tutorial system, allowing you to study a wide range of topics alongside British peers as you fulfill requirements for multiple majors or minors.  This abroadSELECT program is extremely competitive and admission will be highly selective.  Please be aware this program requires two completed years of college prior to participation.  
Ateneo de Manila Manila Fall, Spring The Ateneo de Manila University (Pamantasang Ateneo de Manila) was established in 1859 under the Jesuit liberal arts tradition and is considered the third oldest university in the Philippines. As a private comprehensive institution, Ateneo is recognized by the QS World Rankings as one of the best universities in the Philippines. This program is university-wide, meaning any undergraduate Pitt student regardless of major may participate. or more information about the university, go to Ateneo's website, check out the video below, and download the information linked.    ...
Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Fall, Spring THIS PROGRAM IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (香港中文大學) was founded in 1963 with a mission to combine tradition with modernity and to bring together China and the West. As a comprehensive institution, CUHK has been consistently ranked as one of the top 50 universities in the world by QS World University Ranking as well as one top instituions in Asia. This program is university-wide, meaning any undergraduate Pitt student regarldess of major may participate. For more information about the university, go to CUHK's OAL webpage, check out the...
Macquarie University Sydney Fall, Spring Macquarie University is a public research institution located in Sydney founded in 1964. Macquarie is typically ranked within the top ten universities in Australia and is ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world and with a 5-star QS rating. As a comprehensive institution, located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie brings together 40,000 students and 2000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery. The campus spans 126 hectares, with open green space that gives the community the freedom to think and grow. ...
National University of Singapore Singapore Fall Founded in 1905, the National University of Singapore is a vibrant English-speaking university in the heart of Asia. English is the medium of instruction at NUS, but you will also have a chance to learn Chinese, Malay, Tamil, French and countless other languages if you take a language class while there on your exchange. NUS has been consistently recognized as one of the top universities in Asia by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS World Rankings. As a comprehensive research institution, students studying at NUS may have a variety of disciplines to take classes....
Newcastle University Newcastle (UK) Spring Newcastle University was originally founded in 1834 as a School of Medicine and Surgery and in 1963 became what it is today. The exchange program with Newcastle is part of larger collaboration between the city of Pittsburgh and the city of Newcastle. Touting its civic responsibility mission, Newcastle University is focused upon research that seeks solutions to global challenges, such as aging, sustainability and social renewal. In fact, in 1967, Newcastle awarded Martin Luther King Jr. an honorary degree, making him the first African-American to receive this honor from the...
UAS7 Exchange Program Munster, Germany Munster Fall, Spring Have you always wanted to study in Germany and dreamed of staying longer than a few weeks?  This semester long exchange program is for you!  You can also think about doing an internship in the semester after studying.   UAS7 is a strategic alliance of seven leading German Universities of Applied Sciences committed to excellence in teaching and research.  Courses are offered in English in Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Hamburg, Muenster, and Osnabrueck, Germany. This program is university-wide, meaning any undergraduate Pitt student regardless of major may participate...
UAS7 Exchange Program Osnabruck, Germany Osnabruck Fall, Spring Have you always wanted to study in Germany and dreamed of staying longer than a few weeks?  This semester long exchange program is for you!  You can also think about doing an internship in the semester after studying.   UAS7 is a strategic alliance of seven leading German Universities of Applied Sciences committed to excellence in teaching and research.  Courses are offered in English in Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Hamburg, Muenster, and Osnabrueck, Germany. This program is university-wide, meaning any undergraduate Pitt student regardless of major may participate but...
University of Adelaide Adelaide Fall, Spring, Summer The University of Adelaide is a university located right in the heart of South Australia’s capital city. Founded in 1874, the University of Adelaide ranks in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is known for producing multiple Nobel Laureates and Rhodes Scholars. Adelaide promotes research and maintains a high quality of teaching and education; promotes freedom of thought and encourages students to create and embrace new techniques and ways of approaching the problems facing our world. This program is university-wide, meaning any undergraduate Pitt student regardless of major...
University of Groningen Groningen Spring Established in 1614, the University of Groningen (RUG) has over 400 years of history and is one of the best research universities in Europe.  It believes itself to be especially progressive as having many ‘firsts’ in Netherland, including the first female student, first female lecturer, first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank. RUG regularly receives about 1,800 exchange students from over 95 countries around the world and therefore would be an excellent place for students seeking a global experience while experience a place that is distinctly...
University of Sheffield Sheffield Fall, Spring Students choose Sheffield because of its international reputation for high quality teaching and research excellence and  the outstanding student experience that is offered. The University of Sheffield is a premier-league, research-led institution with a population of over 26,000 students including more than 7,000 international students from 120 countries. Sheffield has a world-wide reputation for quality, operating at the forefront of research and training. Sheffield is one of the most inexpensive places in the United Kingdom to live and study. According to a survey of 26...
AIFS Programs Athens, Cannes, Florence, London, Prague, Rome, Salzburg Fall, Spring, Summer AIFS Abroad is a study abroad provider that has been approved by the University of Pittsburgh. You can learn more about AIFS Abroad here. The programs and locations below have been vetted to ensure that they meet the health, safety, security and academic standards that Pitt requires.  AIFS Athens AIFS Salzburg AIFS Rome AIFS Prague AIFS Multi-Country Europe: European Art and Architecture   AIFS London  AIFS Florence AIFS Cannes *Not every theme, course or term is available for every AIFS program listed here. Please refer to the AIFS program webpage for specifics or...
Arcadia Edinburgh Edinburgh Fall, Spring, Summer Scotland’s elegant and striking capital city is a UNSECO World Heritage Site, and a popular study abroad destination. Choose between programs focusing on Scottish History, Museum Studies, Scottish Parliament Studies, a Global Internship, or take classes directly through the University of Edinburgh. Housing, excursions, and additional experiences vary by program.    Arcadia Abroad is offering you a $500 scholarship to be applied to your program fee if you submit your application for a Fall 2021 program with Arcadia Abroad by February 1, 2021! Check out more information here. 
CEA Programs Aix-en-Provence, French Riviera, Grenoble, Paris Fall, Spring, Summer CEA Study Abroad is a study abroad provider that has been approved by the University of Pittsburgh. You can learn more about CEA Study Abroad here. The programs and locations below have been vetted to ensure that they meet the health, safety, security and academic standards that Pitt requires.  CEA Aix-en-Provence CEA French Rivera CEA Grenoble CEA Paris CEA Rome Internship  *Not every theme, course or term is available for every CEA program listed here. Please refer to the CEA program webpage for specifics or schedule a meeting with your global experiences advisor. We...
CIEE Programs Amman, Amsterdam, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Merida, Monteverde, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Sharjah, St. Petersburg, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo Fall, Spring, Summer Study abroad for a full semester in one of CIEE's locations or participate in a multi-location Open Campus semester. Summer programs also available. CIEE's programs cover a wide range of themes ranging from Art to Urban Studies and nearly everything in between. For more information, please visit http://ciee.org/study
DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia Copenhagen, Stockholm Fall, Spring, Summer Consider Copenhagen or Stockholm for a semester or summer and make Scandinavia your home and classroom for a challenging and fascinating experience abroad. No Danish or Swedish language required to explore, engage and grow while engaging in programs based on one Core course;  fill out your schedule with related electives. Study Human Trafficking, Scandinavian Noir, Arctic Ecology, Neuroscience, Gender Studies and more in sophisticated and increasingly multi-cultural Scandinavia. Study tours and cultural excursions (some for a fee) are part of the package. Engineering at DIS provides an...
IES Programs Amsterdam, Berlin, Cape Town, Dublin, Freiburg, Madrid, Milan, Nagoya, Nantes, Quito, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Tokyo, Vienna Fall, Spring, Summer IES Abroad is a study abroad provider that has been approved by the University of Pittsburgh. You can learn more about IES Abroad here. The programs and locations below have been vetted to ensure that they meet the health, safety, security and academic standards that Pitt requires.  IES Amsterdam IES Berlin IES Cape Town IES Dublin IES Ecuador IES Buenos Aires and Santiago (Emerging Economies) IES Freiburg IES Madrid IES Milan IES Nagoya IES Nantes IES Rome IES Santiago IES Tokyo IES Vienna  *Not every theme, course or term is available for every...
Leeds International Summer School Leeds Summer Spend 2-4 weeks in the summer studying at one of England's most picturesque universities! The University of Leeds Summer School provides diverse coursework (including engineering) and programming across a variety of disciplines and includes multiple relevant excursions per course. Leeds was recognized as one of the top UK universities for research and impact power.   Requirements: Good academic and behavioral standing Minimum 2.8 GPA  Please check partner school for additional requirements Cost of the program:  Please check with the provider's website. Please note once you are...
TEAN Programs Auckland, Bangkok, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Cairns, Chiang Mai, Gold Coast, Perth, Sydney, Townsville, Wellington Fall, Spring, Summer TEAN Abroad is a study abroad provider that has been approved by the University of Pittsburgh. You can learn more about TEAN Abroad here. The programs and locations below have been vetted to ensure that they meet the health, safety, security and academic standards that Pitt requires.  TEAN Auckland TEAN Australian Environment, Wildlife and Conservation TEAN Brisbane TEAN Gold Coast TEAN Thailand TEAN Sydney, Australia TEAN Townsville/Cairns TEAN Wellington TEAN Perth TEAN Seoul *Not every theme, course or term is available for every TEAN program listed here....