University Center for International Studies

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.
an illustration of the virus
The University of Pittsburgh continues to monitor the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and is taking steps to respond to community needs.
Renee Martin-Nagle, Mark A. Nordenberg, Ron Brand, and Ariel Armony
The University Center for International Studies recently honored Ron Brand and Silver Oonyu with Sheth International Achievement Awards.
Divider screen with a blue and brown world-art motif in the Global Hub
Part student lounge and part academic resource center, the cozy and colorful Global Hub features the touch-screen Engagement Wall, which introduces all of Pitt’s global learning options. Students can find out how to learn a new language, earn an international studies certificate, explore internship possibilities, register to study abroad, take a class, join a club — or just meet new people and exchange ideas.
Carl Setzer and Liu Fang
Carl Setzer (GSPIA ’07) opened Beijing's first craft brewery with his wife Liu Fang. Now, their business is at the forefront of China's growing craft-brewing scene.
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.