Resources for International Students

Connection with current students: Global Ties Mentors will start reaching out to incoming international and recent immigrant/refugee students in May to support them and build a mentoring relationship.

Connection with their peers (other international students): Global Ties will provide opportunities to engage with fellow international students in small groups.

Pre-arrival Support Zoom: International students may attend virtual sessions centered around their major, school, geographical home region, or special interests to meet other students with shared backgrounds or interests.

Mandatory International Orientation: Learn information for new international students and meet the Global Ties Mentors.

Fall Programs: Regardless of Pitt’s in-person or online status, Global Ties will provide meaningful social programs for international and domestic students to connect.


Summer International Associates Program: Current international students (of all years) who lost summer opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to be matched with virtual summer internships through the Summer International Associates Program.


#GTWeCare Virtual Hangouts: Current international students are invited to join us on Zoom every Saturday night to hang out. You will receive a link with an email.

Global Connect: Both international and domestic students are welcome at our social events, providing opportunities for cross-cultural connections.

International Student Empowerment Workshop Series for first-year international students:

  • Learn about your personal strengths from StrengthQuest personality quiz.
  • Learn about job, leadership, and volunteer opportunities on campus available through the International Associate program.
  • Meet international alumni who have pursued different paths, such as graduate school and working in and outside of US.

The Global Compass is a guide to life on campus and in the city of Pittsburgh. This handbook has information regarding housing, places of worship, restaurants, stores, services on campus, and much more! This handbook is a valuable resource for all students studying at the University of Pittsburgh.

Global Compass Handbook

The ONLINE Global Compass is AVAILABLE


A printed copy of the Global Compass is available for free at the Global Ties office on the 6th floor William Pitt Union.