Global Honors Programs

Go where the knowledge is — everywhere!

You can explore programs in 75+ destinations in every corner of the world with Pitt Study Abroad. Your options are as vast as the globe: study, research, intern, or just explore. Stay a week, a semester, or a year. Go to one country or several. Choose coursework that fits your major, or get an immersive introduction to an entirely new skill.

Honors abroad: Top programs

These specialized programs cater to Honors students' curiosity. They drop you right in the epicenter of key topics so you can explore in-depth, but from a broad variety of angles.  

Pittsburgh London Film Program

Develop your film skills with the expertise of the world class production skills of the Derek Jarman Lab in London. Open to all majors and anyone with an interest in communicating through film.

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Study at the UK and Ireland’s top universities as you challenge yourself academically and culturally. Participating universities are Trinity College Dublin, University College London, Jesus College at Cambridge, and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Leadership in the Himalayas

Hone your own skills (and your personal leadership style) in the breathtaking Indian Himalayas after getting a firm background in leadership theories, models, and competencies. The month-long excursion includes a 12-day camping hike in the mountains. You'll leave with practical skills like Wilderness First Aid, conflict management, and more.

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International Internship Program

Internships are crucial to success in today’s competitive job market. The International Internship Program (IIP) gives you a competitive advantage through the experience of a summer-long, full-time internship abroad.

This program will challenge you to become culturally competent and add value to a company from day one. You will be pushed to be resourceful in a professional environment, put your coursework to practice, and build an international network.

Comparative Economics of Central Europe: Prague, Krakow

Spend 3 weeks analyzing post-war Czech Republic and Poland from a variety of academic lenses: history, politics, sociology, and economics. Delve into their core industries, labor markets, banking systems and more with not only top Pitt professors, but also academic, political, and economic leaders in each country. 

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Food Studies in Italy

How do gender, history, geography, sustainability, and the marketplace impact food in Italy? How is it distributed, produced, and consumed? As the you uncover the rich cultural context, get a hands-on taste at local restaurants, farms, markets, and more. Tour a chocolate factory, dine your way through Rome (with stops to savor Umbria and Napoli), and even bring some flavor home with authentic cooking classes. 

Pitt in Washington DC-Brussels: Governance and Policy

Untangle the complex political relations between the U.S. and European Union from both Washington, D.C. and Brussels. Examine historic agreements as well as modern issues like Brexit, refugee crises, trade policies, and rising political movements.