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!

Fall Semester Events

Lunch and Learn - Mr. Rogers: Won't You Be My Neighbor
Join us to learn about the career of Pittsburgh's very own legendary Fred Rogers. Mister. Rogers' Neighborhood changed the face of children's television and how we interact with young children.

Lunch and Learn - Elections in the U.S.
Want to learn how Americans vote? Come join us for this session to learn about the election process ahead of the November elections.

Lunch and Learn - Winter in Pittsburgh!
Learn our best recommendations for surviving the winter months in Pittsburgh – you won’t want to miss it! We will discuss how to dress, staying healthy, and fun things to do during the Pittsburgh winter.

Spring Semester Events

Lunch and Learn - Culture in Pittsburgh!
If you enjoy attending cultural events like the opera, the ballet or the theater, this session is for you! Come to learn about the vast array of cultural events taking place in Pittsburgh and how you could benefit from tickets at a reduced price!

Lunch and Learn - Baseball
Learn all about America's favorite pastime: Baseball. We will talk about the history and importance of baseball in the USA and in Pittsburgh. Come see why everyone loves this sport! Lunch will be provided.

Lunch and Learn - Cultural Re-entry
Hear tips for re-adjusting to life back in your home country. There will be an opportunity for discussion and questions. Lunch will be provided.

Summer Events

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Game at PNC Park
Join OIS as we cheer on the Bucs at a baseball game! You will have the opportunity to experience PNC Park which was voted the best ballpark in America learn more about the American pastime. Transportation will be provided.