Cheapest Trip to China!

Ni Hao, I’m John Christiano, a freshman chemical engineering student in the Swanson school. I am originally from Rockville Maryland, just outside of DC. I am super excited to visit China! In Rockville, I graduated from Wheaton High School’s Engineering Academy. While I did a variety of activities in high school the two most influential…

China Bound!

I am a freshman engineering student studying Bioengineering with a track in Biomechanics. I am also an international exec lead for the club Engineers without Borders and have been a member since the beginning of my freshman year. We are doing two projects, one to Carijana, Bolivia and another project in Ococona, Nicaragua. The first…

Jack’s Journey to Italy

Hello everyone! My name is Jack Kremer and I am a freshman studying industrial engineering with a minor in economics at the University of Pittsburgh. I am from Wexford, Pennsylvania where I originally attended Pine-Richland High School. Outside of my coursework, I keep myself busy at Pitt by participating on the club golf team and…

Seoul Searching in South Korea

Hey everyone! My name is Maria Mysliwiec, and I am a rising sophomore in the Swanson School of Engineering. I just recently declared Chemical Engineering as my major, and also plan to pursue an Electrical Engineering minor throughout my next three years at Pitt. I am very excited and honored to travel to South Korea…

Taking China to the Max

Hello everyone, I am Maxwell Vance and welcome to my blog. I am a rising sophomore at Pitt and a chemical engineering major. I took a six hour drive across Pennsylvania from my Philadelphia adjacent hometown of Abington to first move in to my home away from home, Pittsburgh. My first two semesters have already…

Pitt Plus 3… Plus Me!

Hello! My name is Savannah and I’m a freshman nursing student. Throughout the year, I’ve become a part of the Nursing Student Association, the Pitt Barbell Club, and the Student EMS club. At home, I’m a volunteer firefighter ant EMT, and honestly, my level of involvement in my fire company doesn’t allow me to have…

Countdown to Vietnam: 13 Days

Hi everyone! My name is Alyssa Barton and I am a student in the Swanson School of Engineering. I plan on pursuing chemical engineering and a certificate in nuclear engineering. I’m not sure what exactly I would like to do pertaining to nuclear engineering yet; I am intrigued to find out more about the field…

Seoul Bound

Hi everyone! My name is Tilman Cooper, and I want to welcome you to my blog. I’ll be posting about my study abroad trip to South Korea. First things first, how about a quick introduction? I’m a student at the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration pursuing a triple major in Finance, Marketing, and…

Study for Finals? nah… Study abroad? ‘Nam.

Hi Everyone, My name is Patrick Stevens and I can’t wait until Plus3 Vietnam! I’m finishing up freshman year here at Pitt and am excited for next fall when I will be starting my Computer Engineering classes in the Swanson School of Engineering. I am from a south suburb of Chicago, Palos Heights, Illinois and…

Happily Awaiting Ho Chi Minh

Hi everyone! My name is Maria Thorpe, and I am a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering. I am majoring in chemical engineering. I am so excited to be travelling to Vietnam this summer on the Plus3 program! Originally, I am from Eldersburg, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore. I have one brother and two…

New Experiences

Hello! My name is Audrey Alligood. My major is electrical engineering and I also plan to minor in Japanese. I am a licensed emergency medical technician, and I love working with emergency services. After studying emergency medicine in my hometown of Carlisle, PA, I realized I wanted to do more to help people. I decided…

Variety is the Spice of Life

Hey everybody! My name is Ryan MacElroy. I am one of eight children, and I am very excited to embark on Plus3 Vietnam! I live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. My hobbies include skiing, soccer, and watching documentaries. Fun fact: I once ate an entire bag of chocolate chips in one sitting. I am a freshman…

China, Here I Come!

Hi everyone, my name is Catherine Resetar!  I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York which is about three hours away from Pitt.  I have loved exploring the city of Pittsburgh so far and I am excited for the next three years here!  I just finished my freshman year in the Business School.  I…

My Journey to South Korea!

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog where you will be able to follow along with me on my journey to South Korea. My name is Brad Thornton and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration. I am pursuing majors in Finance and Business Information Systems in addition to a certificate in Leadership…

From Cathy to China

Hello! My name is Jordan Armstrong and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. I am pursuing a major in Finance, a minor in Economics, and a Certificate in Leadership and Ethics. Since coming to Pitt, I have gotten involved with Phi Beta Lambda, a professional business…

Exploring my Passion in Fashion

Ciao! My name is Marc Knipe and I am currently finishing up my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh and I couldn’t be anymore excited for our Italy trip this May! I am a student in the Undergraduate business school and plan on pursuing a major in finance as well as a minor in…

A World Awaits in Milan!

Hey everyone! My name is Erick Patterson and I am close to finishing my first year at The University of Pittsburgh and it has been amazing. I plan to graduate with a degree in Finance and a certificate in Business Analytics. I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my mother and sister, and we all share…

Off to South Korea

Hi everyone! My name is Emma. I’m from Media, Pennsylvania, a town outside of Philadelphia, and I’m a Mechanical Engineering student at Pitt. Outside of class, I’m involved with SWE (the Society of Women Engineers), CHAARG (a workout club) and FORGE, a club that discusses worldwide current events concerning refugees. I also love going to…

Pitt to Beijing

Hey everyone!  My name is John Patti, although most people know me as Jack.  I am from Elma, New York, a small town about twenty minutes outside of Buffalo.  I am currently finishing up my freshman year here at Pitt, where I am majoring in chemical engineering.  I am unsure of what I want to…