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For over 50 years, the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Pittsburgh has been teaching English as a second language courses for international students with a variety of language needs. The ELI has a rich assortment of courses to help  students reach their educational goals.

Study Abroad

Founded in 1981, Pitt Study Abroad develops programs and facilitates educational experiences in over 75 countries. Students can study abroad during the summer term, fall semester, spring semester or during a full academic year.


In 1968, the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) was created as the University of Pittsburgh’s encompassing framework for all its multidisciplinary international programs. The design for UCIS was carefully thought out to promote the integration and synthesis of international knowledge, not its splintering into disciplinary islands. When UCIS was created, this design was unique. By today it has been emulated by many research universities and the University of Pittsburgh is recognized as a leading institution in international scholarship and education worldwide.

Language Media Center

In the Robert Henderson Language Media Center, we support the use of technology to enhance language learning. We are dedicated to serving the entire community of language learners at the University of Pittsburgh.

What do you need to know to learn a foreign language? by Paul Nation

This useful book, authored by Professor Paul Nation of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, is available to download (PDF format) in its entirety. Language learners, take a look!