Posted: February 18, 2021

"I realize that the responsibility of taking care of the most vulnerable in society falls on us. We need to help each other and see the need in our communities. I have a new confidence in caring for my community, and have a new appreciation for the City of Pittsburgh.” -Julia Messina, City Semester Student, Fall 2020

Study Urban Sustainability in Pittsburgh for a semester.

City Semester Pittsburgh - Penn State's immersive learning experience in urban sustainability includes:

  • An engaging virtual or in-person internship with a community partner in a student's field of interest
  • Urban Sustainability course including guest speakers and discussions on climate action, justice and inequality, urban design, food security, water quality and more
  • The opportunity to network with and be mentored by local community leaders

Undergraduate students from all majors are encouraged to speak with their academic adviser and consider the City Semester Pittsburgh Student Application. The final application deadline for Summer 2021 is Wednesday, March 24 and Fall 2021 is Wednesday, April 7.

Join us for a Virtual Info Session

If you're interested in talking to the team or have questions about this immersive experience in urban sustainability, join us for our upcoming virtual info session.

Thursday, March 25 3-4 p.m. EDT.  Register here.