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December 4, 2008

New study-abroad program launched

The Study Abroad Office has developed a new initiative called Pitt MAP, or Pitt multi-region academic program. The program will launch in spring 2010 with a semester-long trip to Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Beijing.

The theme for the 2010 trip is State Memory/Private Lives. The curriculum will address the ways in which memory systems are constructed and sustained across three very different cultures. This focus will be pursued in coursework and with site investigations that examine the tension between official state structures intended to encourage unity — city museums, war memorials, national commemorative sites — and private practices of self and family, such as holiday ritual, marketplace routine and civic activism.

Students who have completed at least 24 credits at Pitt can study abroad — although the coursework will be most suitable for juniors and seniors.

Future Pitt MAP themes will focus on global health; conflict and conflict resolution; sustainable development; globalized economy and global governance, and community, technology and society.

 For more information about Pitt MAP and other study-abroad options, contact Vanessa Sterling, 4-2033 or


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