Experience America

Experience America is a series of events and activities offered to visiting scholars, their families, and graduate students with dependents to help them better understand the American culture. The program is designed to introduce participants to campus and the local community. Below is a list of events which we have regularly hosted through the years. The tentative schedule for the upcoming will be available in September on our Events page. Times and dates will become available as program plans are finalized. Registration is required for each session but most sessions are at no cost to participants. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Lunch and Learns

Family Structure and Family Activities in Pittsburgh

Learn about how families operate in America and the evolution of the structure of American families. Additionally, different family-friendly groups and activities around Pittsburgh will be featured.
January 25, 2023 at 12pm in the WPU Ballroom
Register here.

Pittsburgh Influence - Famous Pittsburghers

What do Mr. Rogers, Mac Miller, and Joe Montana all have in common? They're all Pittsburghers! This lunch and learn will discuss famous Pittsburghers who have all had an influence on American culture.
February 8, 2023 at 12pm in the WPU Ballroom
Register here.

Work Culture in the USA

The work culture within the United States is unique and constantly evolving. Join us to learn how Americans prepare for, navigate, and balance the professional, working world.
March 15, 2023 at 12pm in the WPU Ballroom
Register here.

Summer in Pittsburgh

This lunch and learn will feature different events happening throughout the summer months in and around Pittsburgh. We will explore free and low cost ways to experience Pittsburgh as the focus of this month's conversation.
April 12, 2023 at 12pm in the WPU Ballroom
Register here.

Upcoming Field Trips

National Aviary Visit

The Office of International Services and The Vice Provost for Graduate Studies invite the Pitt International Community to visit the National Aviary!  Register here.  Included with ticket is Aviary admission and 2pm show. Bus transportation provided. 
Saturday, February 25, 2023, 1pm, National Aviary

Provided Transportation:

  • Buses will pick up participants between 12pm and 12:40pm on Bigelow Blvd next to Soldiers and Sailors.
  • Buses will leave the Aviary at 3:30pm.
  • Drop off will be on Bigelow Blvd next to Soldiers and Sailors.
  • If you miss the bus, there are several public buses that can take you back to Oakland. 

Cancelling Tickets:
There will be a wait list after the tickets have sold out. If you are unable to attend after buying your ticket, please email Kati Von Lehman (kvonlehman@pitt.edu) as soon as possible.

Pirates Baseball Game

Details to come.
April 23, 2023