Resources for Global Travel

International travel is an integral part of global relations, and PittGlobal is proud to offer a diverse network of individuals and resources that will help to make your travel run more smoothly, safely, and in alignment with your strategic goals.

The first stop and primary contact for international travel checklists, resources, and other information is Pitt's Global Concierge. Visit the Global Operations website for:

  • Traveling Abroad Checklist
  • Travel Basics
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Health, Safety & Security
  • Technology
  • Trip Registration with International SOS
  • Provider services (translation and interpretation, visas and passports)

Email:  Ian McLaughlin, Global Operations Support Manager & Concierge, globalsupport@pitt.ed

In addition to these helpful resources, various departments across Pitt's network are happy to provide additional resources, expertise, and insights to plan your travel, understand international customs, and assist you with your strategic objectives.

Contact the University Center for International Studies (UCIS)  for regional expertise from the



Contact Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE) for

  • Consultation if traveling internationally to meet with contributors, alumni, and other constituents on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh.


Email: Thomas O'Toole, Executive Director for International Advancement; Jason Kane, Director, Alumni Networks and International Programs

Visit the Global Analytics Dashboard for

  • Snapshots of current international engagement
  • International student statistics
  • Study Abroad locations and statistics
  • International Agreements
  • International Studies Certificates

Visit: for the PittGlobal: Analytics and Insights dashboard on Tableau

Contact the PittGlobal Partnerships Team for

  • Reports on Pitt-wide engagement with partner institutions, countries, and regions across the globe
  • Resources for hosting international delegations, international travel, and other PittGlobal tools and expertise.
  • Global Business Guidelines: a resource for all colleagues engaging with international audiences, including logistical aspects of international travel, political climate, and cultural norms.