University Center for International Studies

Vjosa Osmani speaking at a podium in a dark top
Vjosa Osmani (LAW ’05, ’15), a respected voice in Kosovo’s political circles and around the globe, is the new president of her native land. She’s the second woman to hold the position.
A wind turbine and smokestacks
“My hope resides in you,” European Green Deal leader Frans Timmermans told students during the March 2 event.
Khoi holding a black guitar in front of a neon pink background
Mai Khoi, in exile because of her political beliefs, has found a home at Pitt and is thriving under the Scholars at Risk program. Watch her latest performance, “Bad Activist,” on Jan. 27 at noon.
A woman in a green dress sitting in a chair next to a white skull with decorations on it, on a table
This year’s longstanding holiday tradition hosted by the University of Pittsburgh is a two-week virtual celebration of cultures from around the world.
The city skyline of Oakland
The University received two awards from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for its achievements in community, social and cultural development—particularly within the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood—and internationalization work and global engagement efforts.
A person in black puts a mark on a map of the world
Along with members of the Association of American Universities, Pitt submitted comments opposing a new Department of Homeland Security rule that would change visa requirements for international students.
A Zoom call with one visible participant in pink
A virtual town hall with members of the regional Latinx community explored racial and ethnic identity and the diversity of the cultures that make up the Hispanic population in the United States.
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.
Belkys Torres at a podium speaking to a group of students and others
The Pitt community successfully rallied to support the reversal of a sudden federal policy shift that created uncertainty for hundreds of thousands of students at U.S. universities. On Tuesday, the Trump administration agreed to rescind the order that said international students were prohibited from taking an entirely online course load for the fall 2020 semester.
a close-up of two people holding hands, one wearing a watch and the other wearing a rainbow bracelet
It’s a special Pride Month for Pitt—the University has received a Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students ranking. Read firsthand how one student found his place at Pitt.