Department of Labor (DOL)

The Department of Homeland Security is charged with the primary responsibilities of occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments.

Department of Labor (DOL) - Internship Programs

This is a fact sheet to help define the Fair Labor Standards around internships.

Department of Labor (DOL) - Trainee Programs

Here are the Fair Labor regulations and language regarding trainee positions.

Department of Labor (DOL) - Volunteering

Here are the Fair Labor regulations and language regarding volunteering.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

This is the website for the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles, the agency in which you can obtain a driver’s license, state identification card, vehicle registration, and more.

Department of State (DOS)

The United States Department of State (DOS) often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries. The Department of State is also responsible for sponsoring the Exchange Visitor program for J visa statuses.

Disability Resources and Services (DRS)

DRS is here to help those individuals with special needs to get the accommodations they need in order to be successful.

English Language Institute (ELI), University of Pittsburgh

The ELI at Pitt offers English as a second language courses from high-beginning to advanced levels and is open to anyone in the Pitt or Pittsburgh community interested in developing stronger English skills. Courses include an informal Community Conversation Course, a General English Evening Course, and skill-specific courses in the ELI’s Intensive English Program. Eligible full-time faculty, research associates, post-doctoral scholars, staff and their spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children may be eligible to use their Education Benefits for the ELI’s General English Evening Course or courses in the ELI’s Intensive English Program. Contact Faculty Records at 412-624-4232 for questions about eligibility for employee Education Benefits.

Explorers Club of Pittsburgh

Founded in 1947, the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh provides opportunities for active adults to learn about and participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities. Members are involved in skiing, biking, kayaking, scuba diving, and more. Visit their web site for membership information, a calendar of events, and information about their backpacking, mountaineering, and rock climbing schools.


Presented by the UPMC Health Plan, Fittsburgh is a great resource for anyone interested in living a healthy lifestyle in Pittsburgh.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (GLBTQ) Resources

A variety of resources, information, and programs geared towards the queer community and its allies.

Global Pittsburgh

Global Pittsburgh boosts international connections in the Pittsburgh Region and around the world through member activities and hosting programs.

Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG)

Graduate and Professional Students

Heinz History Center

The Heinz History Center presents interactive and fascinating exhibits about American history, with an emphasis on the region of Western Pennsylvania. Located in the Strip District neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Help Desk

The Help Desk is the central point of contact for all Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) services.

HTH Worldwide

While the University of Pittsburgh does not specifically endorse any other health plans, the following resource may offer acceptable coverage.

Human Resources

Human Resources includes everything related to employment at Pitt: benefits, hiring practices, employee relations, and more. One of the resources they have created specifically for the Pitt international community is the Foreign National Activity and Payment Guide

Independent Schools

In addition to public schools, there are a number of independent schools offering instruction from pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Generally, these schools will charge tuition although some scholarships or discounts may be available. In Pennsylvania, attendance at school is compulsory for all children ages 8 to 17 or upon graduation from high school, whichever is sooner. Public school is free for children beginning with Kindergarten to Grade 12 (approximately ages 5 to 18). Eligibility for attendance at a particular public school is based upon where you live.

Internal Revenue Service

Nearly every tax issue can now be resolved online or by phone from the convenience of your home or office. Please visit this website to find your IRS office and learn about the services offered online, through the phone, and in person.

International Student Insurance

While the University of Pittsburgh does not specifically endorse any other health plans, the following resource may offer acceptable coverage.