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Study Abroad

Point Park University Study Abroad Opportunities

Regent's American University

Point Park University sponsors a program for students to take classes at Regent’s University, located in the heart of London, England. At Regent’s, courses are taught American-style by British instructors in many areas of the arts and sciences and business. By means of the Eurotrain systems and the Channel Tunnel, many beautiful and historical European cities can be explored on weekends. 

Housing Accommodations    On campus, traditional residence hall-style (single, double, triple)
Meals Declining debit meal plan; included in housing cost
Semester Programs Offered Spring, summer, fall
Tuition & Housing Costs         Point Park tuition (based upon the student's major); Regent's room and board charges
Website http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-study/study-abroad.aspx

Arts in Paris

Wells has made the decision to discontinue this program as of the end of the spring 2014 semester, so this program will no longer be an option.

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 Accommodations         AUR-facilitated apartments in areas surrounding the AUR campus; apartments are shared with other AUR students
Meals No meal plan included
Semester Programs Offered Spring, summer (two sessions), fall
Tuition & Housing Costs Point Park tuition (based upon the student's major); AUR room and board charges
Website http://www.aur.edu/american-university-rome/academics/study-abroad-in-rome-italy-semester-year-long-programs/

Other Destinations

Occasional trips to Europe are arranged by Point Park University faculty, in which students can participate for University credit. These trips are typically offered as three-credit courses, with the travel usually occurring over the summer. In the past, destinations have included Greece, Hungary, England, Scotland, France, Canada, Ireland, Italy, and the Czech Republic.

In addition, other schools and study abroad organizations sponsor programs in which Point Park University students can participate, such as Semester at Sea.  Students are responsible for researching options and working with the program directly to meet all deadlines and requirements, as well as arranging financing.  Students are also responsible for meeting Point Park requirements, which may be found online (see below for information on joining OrgSync). The Office of Student Affairs has a limited amount of non-university program information available, and students are welcome to visit the office to browse at their leisure. 

Applications and Study Abroad Information Meeting

The next Study Abroad information meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in 701 Student Center.  The Study Abroad Program will be discussed in detail, with specific emphasis on summer and fall 2014 semesters.

Applications and program paperwork for summer and fall 2014 will be available in OrgSync following the information meeting.

The deadline to submit applications and paperwork for summer and fall 2014 is Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. 

Additional Information

Information such as program and semester-specific information and forms are available 24/7 in OrgSync.  In addition to the information you'll find, during your semester abroad, you can even upload photos and post status updates on the news feed.

How to Join OrgSync and the Study Abroad group:

Joining OrgSync is free and open to all members of the University community.

  • Visit OrgSync's website and click "Not a Member?  Register Now"
  • Provide your profile information
  • Agree to OrgSync's terms
  • Click "Create Account"
  • At the Community home page, click "Browse Organizations"
  • Click on the "Study Abroad" category
  • Click on the "Join Now" button to the right of the Study Abroad group
  • Since membership is open to anyone interested in study abroad, that's it; you're a member!

Study Abroad Coordinator

Keith A. Paylo
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
Dean of Students
Office of Student Affairs
7th floor Student Center
Phone:  412-392-3840
Email:  studentaffairs@pointpark.edu

Want more information on the Study Abroad Program?

If you've visited OrgSync and still have questions or need additional information, stop in the Office of Student Affairs located on the 7th floor of the Student Center, call the office at 412-392-3840, or send an email to studentaffairs@pointpark.edu.