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 (to name just a few).

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students for Sem 2: 4

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 contact us if you need further advice.

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Fields of Study

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

Language of Instruction


Full Course Load (Number of Credits)

20 credits

Students are required to take the full course load at the host institution, which will be equivalent to 20 MCs upon successful completion of credit transfer procedures back at Yale-NUS College.

Academic Calendar

Dates for 2019: August 26-December 14, 2019

CAP Requirement


If you are interested in studying abroad at this institution and currently have a CAP below 3.5, please contact a member of the CIPE International Programmes team.