Preparing Leaders

GSPIA provides the educational requirements and advanced studies to help students gain entry into careers throughout the U.S. and around the world. View a list of careers of GSPIA alumni.

International Programs & Partners

GSPIA Programs Abroad

GSPIA has developed a number of international partnerships that offer you the possibility to study abroad for a regular academic term, during the summer, or—in a double degree program—for an entire year or more:

  • Earn an International Organizations MBA in Geneva, Switzerland
    This program provides students with the opportunity to earn a master’s degree from GSPIA as well as an IO-MBA from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 28 months. Students spend a year in Geneva and normally pursue an internship in Europe at an international organization. This is an ideal option for anyone interested in working at the United Nations or a similar multilateral body. Coursework is in English. Click here for more information.
     
  • Spend the Summer Studying the EU in Brussels, Belgium

    This program enables GSPIA students to earn credits toward their degree while studying EU policies and interacting with EU officials at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). Courses are taught in English. Click here for more information.
     
  • Earn a Certificate in International Development and Asian Affairs in Kobe, Japan

    This program enables students to earn a Certificate in International Development and Asian Affairs from GSICS at Kobe University while completing their masters degree from GSPIA. Click here for more information.
     
  • Spend a Term Studying Public Administration and/or International Studies in Seoul, Korea

    This program enables students to earn credits toward their GSPIA degree by taking courses in the Graduate School of Public Administration and/or the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University. Coursework can be completed in English or Korean. Click here for more information.
     
  • Spend a Term Studying Public Policy and International Affairs in Paris, France

    This program enables students to earn credits toward their GSPIA degree by taking courses at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (in French), or at its English-language wing, the Paris School of International Affairs.
          
  • Spend a Term Studying Government or Political Science in Bogota, Colombia

    This program enables students to earn credits toward their GSPIA degree by taking courses at the Department of Political Science at the University of the Andes, one of Latin America’s leading institutions. Coursework is in Spanish. Click here for more information.
     
  • Spend a Term Studying Public Management in Nanjing, China

    This program enables students to earn credits toward their GSPIA degree by taking courses at Nanjing University's School of Public Management. Coursework is in Chinese. Click here for more information.

  • Spend a Term Studying International Relations, Madrid, Spain

    This program allows students to earn credits toward their GSPIA degree by taking courses at the School of International Relations, IE University. Coursework is in English. Click here for more information.

Area Studies Centers at Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh is home to several internationally recognized area studies centers. Many of these centers have been designated National Resource Centers (NRCs) by the US Department of Education, certifying their status as leading centers of their kind in the United States. The NRCs sponsor numerous programs and offer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for which GSPIA students (U.S. citizens only) are eligible. The area studies centers and programs include:

In addition, UCIS is home to a European Union Center of Excellence, one of only ten so designated and partially funded by the European Union in the United States. The Study Abroad Office and the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs round out the UCIS component programs.

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