Sarah R. Sellers

My name is Sarah Sellers, and I am interested in people. I love studying their cultures and learning their languages. I love listening to them and understanding what they need. And I love contributing to refugee and migrant aid efforts, since I believe people, no matter where they’re from or where they’re going, deserve to live a life just like everybody else. This is why I followed the Peace, Conflict and Security track of Pitt’s Global Studies Certificate. This track paired well with my French major and Arabic certificate, with all three allowing me the resources needed to help the people I love – moving or not!


  • 20202016


    French Language & Literature

  • 20202016


    Global Studies: Peace, Conflict & Security

    Arabic Language & Literature

  • Summer 2018

    Study Abroad

    Nantes, France

    Institute for the International Education of Student (IES Abroad)


  • eBoard Officer

    Pitt French Club


  • Member

    Pi Delta Phi French Honors Society

    Spring 2018

  • Vice President

    Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honors Society


  • Past Officer

    Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation (PMYF)


Awards and Achievements

  • April 2020
    Summa Cum Laude
    I graduated the University of Pittsburgh with Summa Cum Laude honors. Summa Cum Laude at the University of Pittsburgh is given to students who attain a 3.75 GPA or higher at the time of their graduation.
  • Spring 2020
    University Scholar
    A student must be a junior or a senior and in the top 2% of their class to be named a University Scholar. I was named during both my junior and senior years in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.
  • AY 2017-2018; AY 2018-2019
    Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
    The FLAS Fellowship is awarded by various departments in the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and funded by the Department of Education to select students studying less commonly taught languages alongside their area studies. I have been awarded the FLAS two years in a row to study Arabic while taking classes in Global Studies.

    Funding Departments:                                                                                          Global Studies (AY 2017-2018), European Studies (AY 2018-2019)

  • Summer 2018
    FRIT Nantes Summer Study Scholarship
    Awarded to one student by Pitt's French and Italian (FRIT) Department for summer study in Nantes, France.