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Educational Opportunities

Dietrich College Freshman-Sophomore Research Training Courses

One of the greatest advantages of attending a research university like Carnegie Mellon is the opportunity to participate in the research that faculty are pursuing. If this appeals to you, consider the H&SS Freshman-Sophomore Research Training Courses for Fall 2018.

Research Training Courses are semester-long, structured independent studies for H&SS freshmen and sophomores, designed to give students some real research experience working with a faculty member in a current project or lab, in so doing to stimulate and nurture further interest in research in future semesters.  

Research Training Courses (RTC) are open to those students who will be 2nd semester freshmen or sophomores during the semester in which they will take the course.

For more details about eligibility and for the current listing of Fall 2018 Freshman-Sophomore Research Training Courses (including guidelines of eligibility and detailed course descriptions), visit the training courses page on the Dietrich College website.

NEW: Minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies 

Learn more about the new minor now being offered in environmental and sustainability studies. 

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CMU/WSP Fall 2018: Rolling Admissions/Applications Still Being Accepted

The deadline for applications to spend the fall 2018 semester in Washington, DC, through the Carnegie Mellon University Washington Semester Program (CMU/WSP) has been extended.  We will be accepting applications on a rolling admission basis until all spots are full. 

Program advisor Emily Half would be happy to meet with interested students to discuss questions you might have.  

We will accept applications on a rolling basis until all spots are filled, so please submit your materials as soon as possible. 

Fall 2018 Application

Tepper Transfer & Major/Minor

Applications for the minors are accepted/approved on a rolling basis.

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Study Abroad Programs in Israel - Summer & Winter 2018: Coexistence in the Middle East

Experience the challenge of human diversity overseas where civilizations, religions and cultures converge.

"Coexistence in the Middle East" is a study abroad summer and winter program in Israel, which seeks to promote coexistence. Through a series of academic field trips and encounters, these courses provide international exchange students and professionals with a unique opportunity to engage with different national, religious, and ideological groups that converge in Israel, a crossroads for humanity. Our joint programs with the Rothberg International School also offer academic credits from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of World's top 150 universities.

Learn more and apply

Study Abroad Peer Contacts 

Want to connect with other students who have studied abroad? Take a look at the Study Abroad Office's E-Peer Advisory network. All of the students listed in their database are happy to share their experiences.

Other Opportunities

Backpacking With a Purpose

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world.

If you're into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply today to secure an interview for one of your top choice programs!

Programs are filling up quickly so apply as soon as possible!

*Financial assistance is available for all students on our 35- or 40-day programs.

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Dietrich Dates

Are you a freshman or sophomore looking for some support, mentorship or just to feel connected? Are you an upperclassman looking to pass on some tricks, wisdom and support? Just want to meet more Dietrich people?

Dietrich Dates is an effort to foster deeper peer learning in Dietrich’s community - a fun, easy way to connect with people you might not know in Dietrich. Sign up for a “date” - you'll be matched, and have two weeks to meet up. To prevent awkwardness, we'll have some big questions, activities and challenges to keep things fun, while building up a network of like-minded folks.

Get matched today

Note: This initiative is part of early research into peer learning and mentorship, hopefully to design an awesome system for fostering productive peer relationships.