| Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh. We have created this mini-guide for you to use as a reference as you prepare to come to the United States. We hope this guide will help you get acquainted with our department, the city of Pittsburgh and some American culture and customs. We tried to include in this mini-guide links to websites that contain helpful information to you. The material presented here is only a summary of information on selected topics; detailed information on these and other topics can be obtained during the International Student Orientation or from the Office of International Services (be sure to check out the info for international students before and after their arrival).