Semester Study Abroad

Pitt in the Himalayas

Pitt in the Himalayas is a unique, interdisciplinary, and deeply immersive study abroad programme located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Mussoorie, India. A flagship programme of the University of Pittsburgh’s study abroad office, and hosted at the Hanifl Centre for Outdoor Education and Environmental Study, Pitt in the Himalayas offers participants the exhilarating opportunity to study the anthropology, ecology, geography, history, religion, and South Asian languages of the very region in which they live. Integrating learning within and without the classroom, the programme also involves significant outdoor activities like expeditions through forests, national parks, safaris, mountains, glaciers, and pilgrimage trails, through which students get to experience village home stays, outdoor camping, river rafting, and yoga practice (among other things).

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students for Sem 1: 5

Due to the enthusiastic interest in study abroad and the volume of inquiries that we may receive, if you have any questions, please read the Semester Study Abroad FAQs carefully first. And if you have further questions unanswered in the FAQs, feel free to contact Fang Wei at

Pitt in the Himalayas is offered only during Sem 1

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For up to date information on the courses, see the “Academics” section of the Pitt in the Himalayas website.

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Academic Calendar

Late August – Mid December

Dates for 2018: 20 August (arrival in New Delhi) – 8 December