Our Global Commitment

Pitt aspires to be a university that is committed to convening bright minds to explore and address global issues that improve life in the world’s local communities.

As featured in the University's Plan for Pitt and the Global Plan for Pitt, the University prioritizes global engagement with a concerted focus on Embracing the World. As a globally-minded institution, Pitt strives to:

  • Connect our domestic and international pursuits to generate synergies that help strengthen our communities.
  • Cultivate globally capable and engaged students for lives of impact in their communities and beyond.
  • Rewire and improve our infrastructure to streamline, facilitate and expand engagement with the world.
  • Convene a global community of researchers that advances our frontiers of knowledge and tackles real-world problems

Pitt's champions for global education are interwoven in all levels and departments of our institution. In addition to dedicated support from the Chancellor and Provost, the leadership is joined by a Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs and Associate Vice-Chancellor for Academic and Global Affairs, Health Sciences. Together, these Vice-Chancellor roles span all Pitt departments, majors, and programs, offering global education experiences, both domestic to the entire Pitt community.

PittGlobal: Global Education In Practice

At the heart of PittGlobal, you will find the University Center for International Studies and its six Academic Centers, Pitt's Global Hub, Global Experiences Office (PittGEO), and an extensive language department.

Our role as a global university is simple. We focus on making lives better for people everywhere. We improve the health, quality of life, prosperity and social mobility of communities near and far. Our activities include global research pursuits, partnerships, policies, and the study of language and cultures. Our challenges don’t have borders. Why should we?

Visit: https://www.pitt.edu/global

35+ Foreign Languages Taught

From introductory to high-fluency classes, study-abroad immersion programs to summer intensive language courses, Pitt is a great place to study languages.

104 Countries have Citizens Studying at Pitt

Citizens from 104 countries study at Pitt

946 Experiences Abroad

946* Pitt students had an experience abroad in 2021-22 (*back to almost half of pre-pandemic participation)

2,800+ International Students

In 2021-22, 2,804 international students were at Pitt.

6 Title VI Centers

Pitt is home to six federally funded international studies centers under Title VI of the Department of Education

501 Area-Studies Faculty Members

501 area-studies faculty at Pitt share their knowledge and experiences with students

Supporting Global Partnerships: Your Dedicated Global Partnerships & Partner Engagement Team

The University of Pittsburgh’s Global Partnerships team was created as a result of the Global Plan for Pitt and the University's concerted focus on international partnerships and global education efforts. With a uniquely holistic viewpoint on this large university's many global efforts, this dedicated team is able to strategically and systematically offer support to both those interested in forming new interinstitutional partnerships and those hoping to continue, expand upon, or sunset existing partnerships. The partnerships team is committed to helping further position the University of Pittsburgh as a leader in global education by making connections with peer institutions across the world.

If you are an institution interested in exploring a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, please contact the Global Partnerships team.