Nationality Rooms

Known as a “citizen of the world,” Bruhns was responsible for raising the visibility of Pitt’s beloved Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs and growing the program to represent 31 different cultures or regions from around the world.
A dancer in for the Philippine Nationality Room Dedication
Pitt’s Nationality Rooms are offering a series of ethnic and cultural videos on the program’s Facebook page. An effort that’s...
The Scottish Nationality Room in the Cathedral of Learning
The Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning are decked out for the holiday season. Tours run through mid-January, or you can visit virtually in a gallery on Pitt's Facebook page.
young woman dressed in a blue dress and white headpiece
The new Philippine Nationality Room, designed after consultation with scholars and architects from Manila, represents the influence of cultures that make up the nation, an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands. The Pittsburgh community celebrated the room's dedication with Philippine food, music, dance and culture on June 9.
a menorah and dreidel atop a blue cloth
Held each year in the Cathedral of Learning, the Holiday Open House will feature performances, food and crafts, as well as tours of the festively decorated Nationality Rooms. This Sunday’s events also include a sneak peek at the newest room.
Japanese woman in red kimono
In Japan, the age of 20 is considered the beginning of adulthood. A group of Japanese women studying English at Pitt were away from home during the traditional national holiday, so the University and the community threw the students a party.
Carlisle in a black shirt and bright scarf on the left; Bruhn with dark hair and a red headband and bright pink shirt on the right
Thirty Nationality Rooms are decorated with holiday trimmings symbolic of the countries and heritages they represent, and tours celebrating the season are on offer to the public.