Upcoming Events

Friday, July 1

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Saturday, July 2

Primanti Bros' Sandwiches

One of the best known foods from Pittsburgh is the Primanti Bros sandwich.  In this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, you can read all about this delicious sandwich shop and get ready to try one when you arrive in Pittsburgh.

Monday, July 4

Learn about Pittsburgh Attractions

Pittsburgh has been recognized as THE place to live and visit by different magazines in the past few years.  This article highlights some of the Pittsburgh attractions that explain why people love to be here!

Friday, July 8

32 Realities International Students Experience

Check out this article from another international student studying in the U.S. about their experience.

Friday, July 8

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Wednesday, July 13

Take a Virtual Tour of the Nationality Rooms

The Nationality Rooms are located on the first and third floors of the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning. The rooms were designed to represent the culture of various ethnic groups that settled in Allegheny County and are supported by these cultural groups and governments. The rooms are also in use as University classrooms.  The Nationality Rooms have recently begun virtual tours so you can enjoy these rooms at any time.  Enjoy visiting these incredible rooms online!

Friday, July 15

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Wednesday, July 20

Legal Permanent Residency (LPR) Information Session

This session is a prerequisite to apply for employment-based permanent residency with the University of Pittsburgh. Presenters will cover the main criteria for qualifying under EB-1B and EB-2 categories and how to document your qualifications. Topics covered will be:

  • University and regulatory requirements for permanent residency sponsorship
  • Processes and Timelines for EB1B and EB2 categories
  • Required Evidence for each category
  • Next steps to pursue permanent residency at Pitt
  • Minimal information will be provided on other employment-based green card options

This session is open to current University of Pittsburgh employees only.

12:00pm to 1:30pm
Online - Register Below

Thursday, July 21

Aerial Tour of Pittsburgh

Here is a cool view of Pittsburgh as we were all safely social distancing at home.  

Friday, July 22

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below