Student Application

City Semester Pittsburgh is open to Penn State undergraduates in good standing from any major who will have achieved sophomore standing by the semester in which they are placed.

Students who are interested in City Semester Pittsburgh are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine how the credits earned during this semester will fit with their specific major or minor. While the program is designed to be flexible and meet the needs of a variety of majors and minors at Penn State, it is especially well suited for the Sustainability Leadership minor.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Your 9-digit ID number (begins with 9)
  • Community Internship Placement Preference

    We are actively recruiting community partners and projects. Please tell us about your preferences in order to make the best matches possible between you and community projects.
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  • Additional application materials

    Please include the following materials with your application.
  • Please upload a two–page personal statement outlining your area(s) of study and your career interests. You should explain how City Semester Pittsburgh benefits your academic work; share what you would contribute to the program; and describe your ideal internship experience.
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Upload your resume, including prior work experience, previous community experience, skills (research, communication, technical and analytical, foreign language, etc.).
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Upload a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your major or minor.
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.