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FriendlyPittsburgh covers a broad range of services in education, tourism, business, and innovation.  We are capable of customizing our services based on clients' requirements and needs. 



High School, Inter-institutional Relationships, and Professional Exchanges 

  • We consult with Chinese students to find the high school or college that fits them the best. Our team guides students through the application process. Once they are enrolled, we continually provide support to the students and their family to make sure their needs and concerns related to their school and boarding program are well addressed. Please download our high school list for more information.

  • We consult with both American and Chinese education institutions to build inter-institutional relationships.

  • We facilitate and organize professional exchanges and training programs for professional groups with customized themes and training content.



FIT, Group Tours, Edu-Tours, Business Tours, and Medical Tours

  • We are partnered with the Pittsburgh International Airport and VisitPittsburgh, which is the official tourism bureau of Pittsburgh. FriendlyPittsburgh has been working on bringing a direct flight between Shanghai and Pittsburgh. Please use the link on the right to read the story about 2018 Charter Flight.

  • We customize and arrange education tours for individuals and  families in and around the Pittsburgh area.

  • We customize and arrange itineraries for professional groups in various areas. Accommodations, professional meetings, transportation, and tours can all be customized.



Pittsburgh Regional Investment Center

FriendlyPittsburgh facilitates business activities between Pittsburgh and China through subsidiaries of Idea Foundry, Idea Foundry international and Pittsburgh Regional Investment Center (PRIC). ​

  • The center also connects investors with appropriate assistance in the Pittsburgh real estate market.

  • PRIC seeks out a range of foreign direct investment opportunities including for Idea Foundry's over 200 portfolio companies and for the broader region.



Impact Globalizer-Explore, Navigate, and Soft Landings   

Global Innovation Bridge

With over 18 years experience of commercializing innovations and supporting entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh, Idea Foundry is extending the reach of of our customized, hands-on business development and commercialization services to support global entrepreneurship through our global programs and initiatives including FriendlyPittsburgh. Please use the link to learn more about our innovation programs.

  • Impact Globalizer: This program provides three level of services: Explore, Navigate, and Soft Landings.

  • Global Innovation Bridge: Entrepreneurs and professionals travel to Pittsburgh to meet U.S.-based counterparts and work with the Idea Foundry team to identify and create partnerships, projects, and business ventures. 

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