Pitt Pals
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What is a Pitt Pal?


  • A program to assist new international students with their transition to PSU and Pittsburg by pairing them with an American PSU student
  • An opportunity to learn about other languages and cultures
  • A chance for Study Abroad students to continue their international experience
  • a program to make a lifelong friend you probably wouldn't and couldn't otherwise!

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What are the Requirements?


  • Spend at least one hour per week together. Examples of activities include:
    • Go out for coffee or lunch
    • Grocery shopping/Wal-Mart
    • Attend a sporting event
    • Attend campus events (concerts, clubs)
    • Attend community events
  • Minimum of a one semester commitment.
Pitt Pals guys welcome party

Quotes from a Pal

"We will be lifelong friends. We really clicked the first time we met!" -Claire (Taiwan)

"I pretty much rock at using chopsticks now because of my PITT Pal!" -Crystal

"The PITT Pal program is a way to give back some of the positive experience PSU has given me." -Jason

"I expected to be teaching my Pal a lot about America and its culture, but I ended up learning as well!" -Sydney

"We became close friends from all the experiences together and I know we will remain in contact for years to come." -Ashleigh

Pitt pals elly and joanna

Join our Facebook Group

The Pitt Pal Facebook Page updates daily with new pictures, announcements of events and opportunities, and more! Don't miss out!

And while you're there, join the PITT STATE International Students page!

Become a Pitt Pal