April 9, 2018: Workshop Opportunity – Preparing for International Research, Study, or Conferences

Dear Dietrich School Graduate Students,

Many of you travel as part of your time at Pitt — to international conferences, for study abroad, and for long-term research in the field or in archives overseas. In response to student requests, and partnering with Pitt Study Abroad/UCIS, the Dietrich School is pleased to offer the Strategies and Resources for International Travel workshop. The University of Pittsburgh has many resources to help you prepare and plan for travel, as well as support services to ensure all goes well during your time abroad. This session will cover pre-travel preparation (including medical, legal, documentation, and technology), strategies for remaining healthy and safe while abroad, and who to contact within the university for advice and assistance should something go wrong. Whether you are traveling for the first time since arriving at Pitt, or are a seasoned traveler, this session will offer valuable advice about resources for a safer, healthier, and more successful time abroad.

Strategies and Resources for International Travel

Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Location: 310 William Pitt Union


  • Vanessa Sterling, associate director of Pitt Study Abroad: Vanessa has worked in Study Abroad for more than 10 years as a program manager, assistant director, and associate director. Her portfolio includes risk management and travel preparation for students who decide to travel abroad while at Pitt.
  • Tiffany Martin, assistant director of Pitt Study Abroad: Tiffany has spent the entirety of her career at Pitt Study Abroad. She is primarily responsible for program development and the preparation of students who have not traveled abroad in the past.

The session is free. We request that you indicate your intention to attend so we can estimate numbers. Click here to RSVP.

We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities.



Holger Hoock
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research
J. Carroll Amundson Professor of British History
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences