Study abroad options expanded for SIS students
Thanks to expanded partnerships, students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences (SIS) have exciting options to pursue their studies overseas in places such as Sunkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, and the University of Sheffield in Sheffield among others. Students can take classes in information sciences or fulfill elective requirements while exploring the world. All students, including international, transfer, and graduate, are eligible to apply for study abroad after fulfilling 24 credits on Pitt’s campus. Applicants must also have a GPA of 2.75 or better and a clear disciplinary record.
The University of Pittsburgh has several exciting study abroad programs to help students discover different cultures and learn from a global perspective. These include the Panther Program, the Pitt Recognized Program, and Exchange. There are slight differences between each, including how tuition and financial aid are applied, so those interested should be sure to visit Pitt’s Study Abroad website to learn more about each and then speak with their advisor about which option is the best fit. The Study Abroad Office recommends that students should plan for their time abroad one full academic year before planning to leave.
The multiple programs available to pick from allow students to study abroad just a few weeks out of the semester or spend an entire year in their host country. Students may choose to study abroad during any semester that works best for them financially and academically. This includes the semester directly after graduation, making the possibilities even greater for those considering time abroad. Take a look and see what you can learn about information sciences in the international arena.
Information sciences-specific study abroad opportunities include:
- SKKU in Seoul, South Korea (Exchange)
- INSA Lyon in Lyon, France (Pitt Recognized)
- National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan (Exchange)
- Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea (Exchange)
- University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England (Exchange)
- University of Sheffield in Sheffield, England (Exchange)
- Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea (Exchange)
- Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong (Exchange)
- Kobe University in Kobe, Japan (Exchange)