Meet Plus3 Germany 2018!

Welcome to the Germany Plus3 Study Abroad Program!

Professor Lawrence Feick and Arielle Schweber, Pitt Business International Programs, are traveling to Augsburg, Germany with 20 College of Business Administration and Swanson School of Engineering students from May 5 – May 19. In addition to numerous cultural experiences, the trip will include visits to BMW, Faurecia, Hirschvogel, KUKA, and SGL. The trip will culminate in a business strategy presentation by the University of Pittsburgh students, along with their hosts from the University of Augsburg.

In 2018 students will explore globalization in Germany through Automobiles and Manufacturing.

Known for quality and precision, the automobile industry in Germany is a case study in German culture, business practices, and exportation. You will explore Germany’s historical and political background during lecture sessions and use this knowledge as context for company visits while exploring everything from car manufacturing to global marketing departments. Q&A sessions with company executives and representatives will allow you to dig deeper into business and engineering practices, and better understand the interdependencies of the global market. In addition to Augsburg, past participants have also traveled to other German destinations such as Munich, Berlin, Neuschwanstein, and Nuremburg.

  • Company visits in 2018 will include: BMW, Faurecia, Hirschvogel, KUKA, and SGL
  • Cultural activities have included dinner at an authentic Bavarian Restaurant, a visit to the ‘Deutsches’ Museum, and to a concentration camp in Dachau.
  • Locations will include Augsburg, Munich, and other surrounding cities.


Looking for Germany travel tips? Check here: Germany Travel Tips.

Meet the Plus3 Germany Student Bloggers:

2018 Participants:

Megan Black | Robert Brown | Alan Browning | Kayla Carlson | Alexandra Devito | Derek Frappa | Jackie Guhl | Arman Hoseyni | Stephen Imhoff | Anthony Jones | Anna Kalea | Jeremy Lu | Liam McLaughlin | Grant Merkel | Eric Sherbocker | Gemma Skidmore | Olivia Winters | Jessica Wolff | Joshua Young | Alexis Zito

See all the Plus3 Germany blogs by clicking here.

Meet the Program Staff:


Professor Lawrence Feick
Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration,
Professor of Business Administration
206 Mervis Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260




Arielle Schweber
International Programs Coordinator
University of Pittsburgh, College of Business Administration
2107 Sennott Square




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  1. Whitney Sherbocker says:

    Mr. Feick and Ms. Schweber — As a parent of an engineering student traveling with you, thank you in advance for the guidance and love you’ll be pouring into these students through this rich experience — which surely will stay with them for a lifetime. I’m ever grateful that my son has the opportunity to travel to Germany with you! Blessings and safe travel to you all.

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