Choose Your Path to Studying Abroad
Point Park students eager to study abroad have the option to do so through University-sponsored programs or independent study abroad programs. Additionally, international class trips with faculty are an option for students looking to travel abroad for a shorter period of time.
Students who choose to enroll in a University-sponsored study abroad program must be recognized as a full-time student by Point Park. On average, students take 12 to 15 credits during their study abroad semester, which enables them to stay on track academically while allowing for ample travel and leisure time.
Regent's University London
Regent's University London is one of the UK's most respected independent universities, and one of the most internationally diverse, with students from more than 140 different countries worldwide. Situated in the heart of Regent’s Park in central London, the main quadrangle of classrooms is surrounded by residence halls, lawns and tennis courts. Beyond this are the gardens and lakes of the beautiful Royal Park. This peaceful environment is only a few minutes away from the financial center of London, the West End and the many attractions of this exciting European city. By means of the European rail system and low-cost airfare, many beautiful and historical European cities can be explored on weekends.
- Housing: On campus, traditional residence hall-style (single, double, triple)
- Meals: Declining debit meal plan; included in housing cost
- Tuition & housing costs: Point Park tuition (based upon the student's major); Regent's room and board charges
- Semesters offered: Spring, summer (one session), fall
American University of Rome
Through the University’s membership in the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education consortium, Point Park students are able to study at the American University of Rome, Italy. Founded in 1969, AUR is the oldest degree-granting American university in Rome, offering challenging courses with professors who are highly trained and experienced in their respective fields and have high academic standards. AUR’s urban campus is located on top of the Janiculum, Rome’s highest hill, in a dedicated set of buildings in a prestigious neighborhood, within walking distance of the center of The Eternal City.
- Housing: AUR-facilitated apartments in areas surrounding the AUR campus; apartments are shared with other AUR students
- Meals: No meal plan included
- Tuition & housing costs: Point Park tuition (based upon the student's major); AUR room and board charges
- Semesters offered: Spring, summer (two sessions), fall
Students are welcome to visit the Office of Student Affairs on the seventh floor of the Student Center to learn about independent study abroad programs such as Semester at Sea®, IES Abroad® and others.
Below are some examples of destinations Point Park students have traveled to for independent study abroad.
- Kingston University, London, England
- University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- University of Bristol, Bristol, England
- University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
- University of Roehampton, London, England
- Semester at Sea (various destinations)
Tuition and other program costs must be paid directly to the sponsoring school. Credits earned through study abroad programs not sponsored by Point Park will count as transfer credits on a student's transcript. Visit the transfer policy page and the study abroad other destinations page on OrgSync to learn more.
The International Media Class traveled to Spain and Portugal in May 2015.
Shorter trips (often two to three weeks) in which students participate as part of a class (sometimes for University credit) are arranged by Point Park University faculty. These trips are typically offered as part of three-credit courses, with the travel usually occurring over the summer.
In the past, destinations have included:
- Czech Republic
Check with your academic department for information on these types of opportunities.
For questions and more information about studying abroad, visit the Office of Student Affairs on the seventh floor of the Student Center, call 412-392-3840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.