Living in Pittsburgh
The culture of Pittsburgh is unlike many cities you might visit, making it the perfect place for an international student to study. People are friendly and down to earth. Because the city is compact, our traffic is manageable, and our urban crime rate is among the lowest in the nation. As for green space, Pittsburgh offers more acres of park per capita - and more trees per square mile - than any other major U.S. city.
Pittsburgh offers all the excitement of a metropolis - an eclectic music scene, dozens of museums and galleries, professional sports teams, great restaurants and shopping, plenty of bookstores and coffee shops, and a thriving cultural community. It's a bustling hub of business with six Fortune 500 companies, more than 300 foreign-owned firms, two of the largest banks in America, a health system ranked in the nation's top ten, and the busiest inland port in America.
Not to mention, there are plenty of other international students in the Pittsburgh area, with the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University and many other colleges and universities.
Pittsburgh, like Chatham, is a dynamic place. Want to see more? Then visit these links:
- Pittsburgh: Imagine What You Can Do Here
- Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Student Guide to Pittsburgh