GlobalPittsburgh reaches across divides to bring people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to the same table, forging opportunities for both the international and Pittsburgh communities to learn from and inspire each other.
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What we do

We connect leaders to leaders, business to business, students to families, and, most importantly, humans to humans.

International Exchanges

As a member of Global Ties U.S. and the U.S. State Department’s designated regional service provider for the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in Western PA and Northern WV, we customize itineraries and on-the-ground logistics for international delegations.

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Homestays & Hospitality

We help international students, organizations, and individual visitors feel welcome in their temporary home by placing them within our network of local host families, providing short or long term homestays as well as hospitality dinners.

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Global Intersector

We strive to create meaningful dialogue and engagement between the greater Pittsburgh region and international communities by hosting events and making connections to support new opportunities. Individuals can get involved with current events or collaborate on new ones.

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Upcoming Programs

GlobalPittsburgh will arrange professional itineraries for the following projects:
  • January 31 - February 6 - IVLP project "Cybersecurity and IT Curriculum Development" for seven university leaders from Iraq
  • February 27 - March 2 - IVLP project "College Admissions and U.S. Higher Education" for six university leaders from Saudi Arabia
  • March 13 - 19 - IVLP project "NGO Management" for 12 NGO managers, community leaders, activists, academics, and government officials from Algeria, Burma, Chile, Georgia, Hong Kong S.A.R., India, Morocco, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, and Samoa;
  • March 23 - 27 - IVLP project "U.S.-European Energy Challenges:  Advancing Climate Change Mitigation While Maintaining Energy Security" for 11 government officials, political leaders, scientists, academics, NGO leaders, and journalists involved in developing, influencing, implementing, and reporting on energy innovation, security, and policy from Azerbaijan, Belgium, Estonia, EU, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom;
  • April 3 - 6 - IVLP project "Strengthening E-governance Capacity for the Academy of Civil Service" for four  public administrators from Turkmenistan;
  • April 22 - 27 - Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI PFP) program opening and Pittsburgh study tour for 26 fellows from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam;
  • April 27 - May 27 - three Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI PFP) fellows from Laos, Thailand, and Timor-Leste; placement hosts needed. Interested in hosting a fellow for 4 weeks? Learn more here.
  • October 18-26 - Open World project "Building Research and Development and Innovation Capacities of Serbian Higher Education Institutions" for Serbia.
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Global Intersector

November 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., GlobalPittsburgh hosted an informal networking happy hour with women entrepreneurs from 20 different countries under the auspices of the U.S. State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project, entitled "Women Entrepreneurship: Small Business".

Join us at Roland's Seafood Grill in the Strip District. Admission is free for GP members, professional resources, host families, and volunteers; $25 for non-members.

Global Intersector is a series of events to connect Pittsburgh's local and international communities with visiting foreign delegates. Sponsorship opportunities are available.