Carnegie Mellon University

Staying in Touch

It is important to remain in touch with the Office of International Education (OIE), your Study Abroad Advisor, and professors and advisors within your department. Many students also wish to share stories and photographs of their time abroad. This page provides resources for staying in touch while abroad. 

Carnegie Mellon Contacts

OIE & Study Abroad

The Office of International Education (OIE) will communicate with study abroad students periodically to check-in, request information, report new university policies, and provide cultural adjustment advice. In addition, students may wish to reach out to study abroad advisors with various questions or concerns.

Contact us

Department Contacts

Students who are abroad occasionally need to contact departmental representatives at Carnegie Mellon about approving course changes while overseas. 

View department contacts

Share Your Experience

Tell Your Story

Want to share your experience abroad? We are collecting interviews and day-in-the-life stories of students abroad! Sharing your story gives students who are considering study abroad a glimpse into the experience and helps those who are preparing to travel a sense of what to expect. To share your story, email

Read stories from abroad

Submit to Our Photo Contest

Each spring, we hold a photo contest for returned students. The winners and runners up will be featured on our website, social media, and future Study Abroad promotional materials. Returned students will be contacted in the spring (typically in March) with instructions about submitting their work. 

View past contest winners


Take Over Our Instagram

Each semester, students studying abroad are given the opportunity to take over the Study Abroad Instagram account and share their experiences. Instagram takeovers provide students who are currently abroad and those who are considering traveling abroad an exciting glimpse into life overseas. Email or message us on Instagram to learn about doing your own takeover. 

Follow Study Abroad on Instagram

Please Note

By submitting photos and stories to, the student agrees for OIE to use the material in electronic and print publications, credited to the student’s name.