Celebrate International Education Week - October 15-21, 2017

For one week every year, students at universities and colleges across the United States celebrate and experience the benefits of international education and exchange.  Pitt actively participates in this joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.  International Week is hosted by the University Center of International Studies (UCIS) and will be between October 15 and October 21, 2017.  UCIS is dedicated to initiating, supporting, and coordinating international activities campus-wide.  The theme of this year's International Week is "Displacement."

International Education Week is just one of the many ways that Pitt prepares students to become global citizens empowered with international knowledge, skills and experiences.  Currently there are 22 million refugees in the world and an additional 40 million people who are internally displaced. The changing climate, war, persecution as well as a long history of forced migration provide a sobering opportunity for International Week to focus on displacement through multiple disciplines and perspectives.



Brain Candy Podcast

Though perhaps best known for her reality TV show stardom, Pitt alum Susie Meister is well-versed in the global and social issues surrounding displacement. She completed her PhD in Religious...

International Speed Friending

Whether you’re an international student looking to make American friends in Pittsburgh or a native speaker of English interested in meeting people from different cultures, this FREE event is...



Global Engagement Fair

At the Global Engagement Fair, students will learn about the multitude of opportunities for them to engage in global issues without having to leave Pittsburgh! Representatives will be present from...

Alumni Panel

Pitt alumni from all over the world will discuss their experience of a range of global and social issues, both during their time at Pitt and throughout the course of their international careers....

International Food Trucks

Cultures from all over the world will be represented by several of the most popular food trucks in the city. Recipes and cuisine are one of the many things that migrant peoples can take with them...



Displacement Film Series

The University Center for International Studies is pleased to present a carefully curated series of films focusing on the theme of displacement from a variety of different angles and contexts. The...