2021 Important Note:  While we hope to host our program on the University of Pittsburgh campus, the health and safety of students and staff is our upmost concern. At this time, due to University of Pittsburgh posture, uncertainty remains about the in-person component of the 2021 Governors School. Final decisions have not yet been made regarding a virtual Governors School Program. Please refer to our application page, for additional information.

The Governor's School

The world is becoming more and more interconnected: cultures are fusing and clashing, borders are eroding as walls are going up; local affairs are increasingly enmeshed in global and transnational processes.  The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Global and International Studies provides high-school sophomores and juniors with the tools to understand these changes through a four-week residential program on the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus. Students learn to think globally, develop their oral and written communication skills, and study critical languages with distinguished faculty and guests and a diverse group of students from across the state.  The program’s unique curriculum and residential environment encourage students to engage with the world in a fun, intense, and immersive way.  The knowledge and relationships they build will last a lifetime.


The Governors School of 2020 has been postponed, please refer to the application section for additional information about PGS 2021!

Upcoming Events

Governor's School Blog Posts

Hello prospective students, the Governor's School Application Deadline for 2021 is on January 21st!

Date: 12/05/2019 - 12:34

Hey everyone! We now have a Facebook group for future program participants. The group can be used to communicate with classmates, organize ride shares, post questions, etc.

Date: 03/02/2018 - 12:01

Thanks for checking out our website and blog posts!

Date: 02/07/2018 - 09:41


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