Cultural Vistas Internship Fellowship


Cultural Vistas information is not available for summer 2023.  Check back for more details then.  This page is here as reference for future planning. 


Cultural Vistas is offering a NEW  FELLOWSHIP internship program starting 2021.  

This program  is a fully-funded virtual fellowship program affording underrepresented U.S. university students the opportunity to intern for eight weeks with organizations in Argentina, Germany, or Southeast Asia.  Cultural Vistas will select up to 15 fellows to take part in this inaugural year of the program.  This  opportunity is intended to be a dedicated professional development program and includes the following:  

  • pre-program orientation, including sessions on remote work skills
  • remote internship placement 
  • summer leadership series of weekly talks, workshops and social activities 
  • commitment to post-program "Fellows in Service" project
  • membership to Cultural Vistas vibrant alumni community
According to the Cultural Vistas website, candidates for the program must meet the following requirements:
  • U.S. citizens enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university
  • Sophomore or junior academic status at the time of application; preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Ages 18-30
  • No formal prior work or study abroad experiences
  • Prior knowledge of language of host country
    • Applicants for Argentina must have fluent or near-fluent Spanish skills
    • Applicants for Germany are encouraged to have taken 2 semesters of German language (or have equivalent experience)
    • applicants for SouthEast Asia must have a strong grasp of the English language - no other language skill is needed
  • Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange. This includes, but is not limited to Pell Grant recipients; veterans; first-generation college students; STEM majors; members of minority communities within the United States; and non-traditional students.

 Pitt Requirements:

  • Good academic and behavioral standing
  • Must be studying in your second year or higher at the time of application
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA  (For this program, Cultural Vistas preferred minimum GPA is a 3.0)
  • Please check provider for additional requirements
Academic Description: 
This program is NOT for credit; it is an experience only program. Please review the Cultural Vistas website to learn more about the educational objectives.
Biological Sciences
Computer Science
Arts and Sciences
Application Instructions: 

 In addition to applying to Pitt Global Experiences application and submitting the Pitt application materials, through this portal,  you must also submit an application and additional documents DIRECTLY to Cultural Vistas.   


SAO Staff: 

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Hello! Konnichiwa! I am the Director for Global Experiences and Engagement in the Swanson School of Engineering.  After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue  explore new countries and cultures and have had the good fortune to work, study and travel all over the world. I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education.  I enjoy assisting engineering students seize global opportunities! 

Schedule an appointment

SSOE students: schedule an appointment with me using Pathways via this link!

non-SSOE students-- send me an email and we'll set up a time to meet!


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