International Students

Undergraduate international programs are housed on the 6th floor of the William Pitt Union in the Office of Cross-Cultural and Leadership Development (CCLD). New undergraduate international students are invited to participate in the Global Ties program, which is designed to assist them as they adjust to the Pitt community. 

Although the majority of our programs are for undergraduate students, we do occasionally invite graduate students to our events.To keep up-to-date with the Global Ties events, visit our Facebook page for undergraduate students or for our graduate students.

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Professional Staff

Shawntia Key
International Program Coordinator & Advisor
639 William Pitt Union, Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development

As the International Coordinator in CCLD, Shawntia coordinates cultural programs and events on Pitt’s campus. Shawntia is the advisor for the Asia Student Alliance (ASA), Chinese American Student Association (CASA), Filipino Student Association (FSA), South Asian Student Association (SASA), Korean Culture Association (KCA), Vietnamese Student Association (VSA),  and Panther Global Village. 

In addition to advising student organizations, Shawntia is the coordinator of the Global Ties program, on the International and New Student Orientation team, and member of the International Week Committee.

Shawntia has received her BA in International Studies at Hiram College, MA degree in International Education at Concordia University, Irvine, and has a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate. Shawntia has lived, worked, and studied in Japan and China.