Life in Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh is located in Oakland, a lively neighborhood with easy bus access to the rest of the city and the airport. Oakland is the academic and cultural heart of Pittsburgh. It is home to several museums, diverse restaurants, and one of the city’s largest urban parks.
The University provides discount tickets to Pittsburgh's excellent array of music, dance, and theater venues. In and around Pittsburgh are lots of outdoor activities for every season. Most local events are listed in the newspaper's calendar and the City Paper.
The University has a Housing Resource Center (HRC), which can help you identify which neighborhood to live in, locate apartments available for rent, and understand leases in the U.S. The HRC also lists safety tips and places where you can get inexpensive furniture. Franklin West, Inc. has rented apartments to many of our LL.M. students over the years.
GlobalPittsburgh has links to social clubs, churches, and other contacts in order by country name. They also have useful information about healthcare, taxes, childcare, learning English, and other aspects of living in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is well-known for having excellent hospitals and medical research centers. Be Well Pittsburgh has a good list of foreign language health information.
For more information about Pittsburgh neighborhoods, activities, and resources, visit Cool Pittsburgh.