Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs began in 1926.

As committees completed their rooms, they turned their attention to creating study abroad scholarships. The Nationality Rooms have awarded scholarships for summer study abroad annually since 1948. The purpose of the awards is to enable University of Pittsburgh students to have an in-depth immersion in another culture for at least five weeks. It is important that applicants choose a program that will maximize their contact with the populace abroad and be accepted by the University for credit.

It is the farsightedness and generosity of the Nationality Rooms committees and their friends which have raised more than $2.8 million to provide these important intercultural exchange opportunities.

Search programs, find dates and deadlines, confirm application requirements, etc. by visiting the Nationality Rooms Scholarship Page.


The first step in the process is to attend an information session.

The purpose of these sessions is to explain the application process, review the application, and ensure that study proposals follow the parameters of the scholarship program. Students are strongly encouraged to begin the application process as early as possible; therefore, they should attend a session at their earliest convenience.

The sessions are held in different venues at the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. If your schedule does not permit you to attend any of the scholarship sessions, please make an appointment with Cristina Lagnese, Scholarship Administrator at or call at 412-624-6150.

REGISTER ONLINE for a Scholarship Information Session.