Applicant FAQ

Interested in learning more about the VIH program or have questions? Please contact your Campus Coordinator or  VIH Program Director to schedule a meeting. We are excited to support you in your global experience journey!



How do I apply for the VIH program? 

All University of Pittsburgh students will apply for the VIH program through PittFund$me. Please select the application that matches your campus (Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Bradford, & Johnstown)

Students from the following institutions will apply to the VIH program using the formstack application found here, Please send any supplementary documentation to your corresponding Campus Coordinator: Arcadia, Carlow, Chatham, Duquesne, Lincoln, Robert Morris, Temple, Waynesburg, Thiel, & Washington & Jefferson. 

What are the requirements to apply to the program? 

Please visit the Application and Eligibility page to see the full list of eligibility requirements. For any questions please contact us

What is defined as having no international experience? 

Students who have never traveled outside of the United States in any capacity qualify for the VIH Program. If you have been abroad before, studied abroad, or have traveled before coming to college you do not qualify for the VIH program. 

Do I have to do a Summer Global Experience program? 

Yes. We understand that it can be difficult to participate in a global experience during the academic year and we want to provide an all-encompassing experience that prepares students to be leaders both globally and locally. A summer global experience allows students to participate in a Spring Pre-Departure Conference and a Fall Re-Entry Leadership Conference, Community Engagement Experience, and develop global leadership skills.

Who is my Campus Coordinator? 

Check out our institution page and click on your institution icon to see who your Campus Coordinator is and see their bio and contact information.