Chatham University
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Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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Doshisha Women's College Summer ELP and Fall Chatham Semester

Term To Study: Summer 2021
Application Deadline: Apr 01, 2021
Program Starts: Jun 01, 2021
Program Ends: Dec 10, 2021
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Direct enroll
Program Fee: $13,764
Link 1: Chatham University
Link 2: Visit Pittsburgh
Host Website:
Program Locations: Pennsylvania
Contact Phone: 412-365-1388
Contact Name: International Affairs
Contact Email:
What is Included: Tuition and college fee (Summer and Fall combined)
What is not Included: Housing
Special fees
Chatham Health Insurance
Estimated Costs: These costs are estimates based on current costs. Final costs will be determined in October 2020

On-Campus Housing for Summer:$1600 (no meal plan in Summer)
On-Campus Housing and Board for Fall: $5000 estimate

Off-campus housing with host family Summer: $2400 (with 2 meals a day)
Off-campus Housing and Board with host family for Fall: $5360 (2 meals a day)

Books and other expenses per term $1500 (includes health insurance)
Special fees - course fees for certain laboratory, applied art and music classes - up to $300 per class

Program Description

Best of Both Worlds

Pittsburgh – a big city with small-town safety, charm, and hospitality – is frequently voted one of the most livable cities in the United States. Diverse and cosmopolitan, the Pittsburgh metropolitan area has about 2.5 million residents, including over 7,000 international students studying at its universities.

Like to attend major sporting events?
Visit a world-class zoo or amusement park? Chatham University is in a great location, offering students the comforts of a peaceful campus with access to a vibrant city and activities within minutes.

In Pittsburgh, you’ll find a wide range of cultural offerings, such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, art museums (including the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum), and many shopping opportunities. The beautiful 640-acre Frick Park is a 15-minute walk from campus and has many trails for hiking and mountain biking. You can explore exciting caves, take hikes in pristine landscapes, and go camping and white water rafting in one of the many nearby state parks. Chatham is a short ride from the Pittsburgh International Airport, which has easy connections to other major U.S. cities and international destinations. All Chatham students receive bus passes that permit easy access to the amenities of the city. You can also rent a bicycle from Chatham’s bike shop.

Many of Chatham’s campus buildings (including residence halls) are historic mansions in the upscale Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Shadyside and Squirrel Hill. These small, friendly neighborhoods are located just minutes from the arts and commerce of Pittsburgh.

How to Apply

You must be a current DWCLA student. To apply, you must meet the academic requirements of DWCLA and be nominated. You must have a TOEFL score of 500/60 or 5.5 on IELTS. If your scores fall under those limits, you may be not be eligible to take only academic classes in fall. You will be required to take both academic courses and English language courses. If you have a different English language proficiency exam, please contact us: we accept other exams as well!

Interested students should submit the following:

• Completed Application
• Official transcripts from all universities attended
• Bank verification letter showing sufficient funds for the semester or year.
• Standardized language exam results


At this time, it is expected that we will hold Summer 2021 classes in-person, or with in-person and virtual components. A decision on the summer 2021 operations and class schedule will be released in early 2021.

Semester Application Deadline

April 1st

Interested students should apply as early as possible to have enough time to get a student visa. Admission to this program does not imply admission to Chatham University. If you participate in the Chatham Semester and then want to become a degree-seeking student at Chatham, you must apply following normal application procedures.


Students will have the option to live on campus, with other Chatham University students, or to apply for a host family. Students who wish to have a host family, should select this option on the online Housing Questionnaire form. Students who live on campus might live in one of our renovated historical mansions, or in residence halls that look like apartments.

Students should plan to arrive in the United States on May 28, 2021. Classes will begin on Tuesday June 1, 2021.

There will be a brief break in studies between Summer and Fall term. Fall classes will begin on Monday August 23.

Quick Facts

Population: 313847465
Capital: Washington, DC
Per-capita GDP: $ 49000
Size: 9826675 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 05:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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