Students will stay in housing with 2-3 roommates.
Bonjour, Shalom, Sawadee-ka! I'm Jodi, a Global Programs Manager in the Swanson School of Engineering. My study abroad experiences to France and Turkey fueled my passion for travel and international education. I have helped students travel to, and participate in programs on 6 continents, and love enabling students to experience and learn about the world. I grew up in New York and have lived in Israel, Thailand, and Guatemala. Every time I go somewhere new my favorite thing is learning about the history, cultures, and traditions of the place, and trying new food of course. Come talk to me about engineering Panther Programs and Plus3, or if you're an international exchange student new to Swanson and Pitt.
Dr. Mary Besterfield-Sacre is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor in Industrial Engineering. She serves as the founding Director for the Engineering Education Research Center (EERC). Dr. Sacre has over 30 years of experience in industry and academia with a research focus on Engineering Education, and she has had numerous grants and publications in the area including on how different international experiences impact engineering students' global competency. She even developed one of the first engineering international technical elective courses for the Swanson School. Dr. Sacre has traveled to China, Australia, England, Scotland, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Austria, and Brazil. She lived in Taiwan as a college student and backpacked through Europe.
Chris Kirchhof is the Director for Undergraduate Recruitment & Transfer Student Services in the Swanson School f Engineering at Pitt. Among his duties at Pitt Chris teaches the Engineering Transfer Seminar course for new transfer students and serves as a liaison to students and staff at the Sichuan University - Pittsburgh Institute in Chengdu, China. 2023 will be Chris's fourth Plus3 experience as a Program Assistant, previously traveling with students to Chile, China, and Cyprus.
Items Billed by Pitt
|Study Abroad Fee||$300||$300|
|Total Billed by Pitt||$5700||$5900|
Estimated Additional Out-of-Pocket Costs
|Additional Spending Money||~$300-$500|
Visa costs if applicable- If you are not a U.S. Citizen there might be costs associated with applying for a visa
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- Lodging for orientation in Pittsburgh and time abroad
- Tuition for three credits
- Round-trip international airfare*
- In-country transportation
- Many meals
- International Health Insurance
*Round trip airfare consists of departure from Pittsburgh and return to Pittsburgh or to a hub. (A list will be provided to students after acceptance.)
**Note that Pitt Global Experience Office courses/programs such as this one, operate outside of normal tuition and fee schedules and cannot be combined nor included in full-term tuition pricing.
***Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad. Visit our budgeting page for more information.
Dates for Plus3 2023 are May 5 - 19, 2023. Students will be required to report to the University of Pittsburgh on May 5th (details to be provided in the Spring Semester).
- Transfer students or upper class students enrolled full-time in SSOE
- Students must complete 24 credits earned at Pitt before the program start date
- Students must have a clean judicial record
- Minimum of a 2.75 GPA at the end of the first semester
- One or more disciplinary violations on a student's record will trigger an additional review.
- Students with any drugs and alcohol-related violations will not be eligible to participate in Plus3.
- Students under active disciplinary sanction at the time of application and/or during the program are not eligible to study abroad.
- Accepted students must attend a mandatory agreement meeting. The dates for this meeting will be announced in the Fall semester. Details will be sent with acceptance letters.