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Great meeting Pitt Students and Alumni on Zoom

Although I joined the chat session too late, the feel I got from the Zoom session was exactly that of the Pitt Europe happy hours: open, curious, friendly and informative.

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Thanks to Jason for setting this up! Apologies for neglecting my appointment but I’ll be there next time! Glad to hear that the feelings were that we should do this more regularly, especially in these crazy distorted times of COVID-19. #pittglobal

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Study Abroad in Groningen

Did you know that Pitt works together with the University of Groningen (RuG) for their ‘study abroad’. program? No, me neither! And I have been a liaison for Pitt in the Netherlands since my graduation in 1990. So that’s a lot of wasted years that I could have helped, but glad to discover this now!

Students are offered a full year abroad in Groningen starting in the Spring Term.

I’ve sent an Email to their contact and offered to work together, so the Pitt alums in the Netherlands can potentially help out these PItt students with life in the Netherlands.

(Zoom) Chat with Pitt students

As part of the ongoing activities by the Pitt Alumni Organization to bring together its global network as one global community, and lessen the emphasis on US and non-US as it has been doing in the past, there is an informal Zoom session planned between current students at Pitt and the alumni network of former Pitt students throughout Europe.

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Register for the Zoom online, to be held on October 14th, 2PM (Eastern time) and 8PM (Central European time.

You can read more about this also on LinkedIn and our Facebook group. #pittglobal #h2p

Preparing for studying abroad

Google has an experimental new product called: Keen. Not to be confused with Keep, which takes notes and makes easy lists.

Keen is powered by A.I. and will procure possibly interesting new links in a topic of your choosing.

https://staykeen.com/keen/CjPhskXFzpf2hZK6OLXK

Someone started a list of useful links around the topic of studying abroad, which is a topic that maybe of interest to students at Pitt who are keen (pun intended) to engage in that activity.

Virtual Tours of Pitt Nationality Rooms

The corona crisis has had terrible effect on human society at large. But it has also sparked fantastic creativity in people who refuse to be taken down by a simple virus!

One such great developments that otherwise may have never happened is a virtual tour of (some of) the famous Pitt Nationality Rooms!

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For booking real-life tours of the Pitt Nationality Rooms, please visit their website for reservations and current COVID-19 precautions.

So far, tours have been recorded of the following rooms:

Many thanks to UCIS Pitt for these recordings on YouTube!

The Nationality Rooms are located on the first and third floors of the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning. The rooms were designed to represent the culture of various ethnic groups that settled in Allegheny County and are supported by these cultural groups and governments. Tours are conducted year round. The public is invited to experience their ethnic identity and ancestral roots. The rooms are also in use as University classrooms.

https://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/about