Meet Plus3 Italy 2018!

Welcome to the Italy Plus3 Study Abroad Program!

Dr. Karen Bursic and Dr. Renee Clark are traveling to Milan, Italy 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 Como Textile, Milan Textile, MF1-Mario Faroni Knitwear Factory, Sartorial Cavour Tailoring Company, and Lineapelle Leather Company.


In 2018 students will explore globalization in Italy through the textile and fashion industry.

Academic content includes site visits to highlight Italy’s history and reputation as one of the world’s leading countries in the high fashion and luxury brand markets. Lectures focus on Italy’s historical background providing context for the company visits where you will learn about the business and engineering practices that highlight the nation’s reputation as the top producer of high-end textiles and fashion. From the manufacturing to the design practices, these visits provide a firsthand look at the supply chain of these industries.

  • Site visits have included Como Textile, Milan Textile, MF1-Mario Faroni Knitwear Factory, Sartorial Cavour Tailoring Company, and Lineapelle Leather Company
  • Cultural activities have included a visit to the Uffizi gallery, a meet and greet with local students, and a historic walking tour of Milan
  • Locations will include Milan and several surrounding cities

Meet the Plus3 Italy Student Bloggers

2018 Participants:

Celeste Carboni | Ruby Demaio | Emily Eason | Dana Emswiler | Kari Eshleman | Nicola Fratto | Anila Ghosh | Molly Hughes | Meredith Irving | Russell Jacobs | Steven Kirk | John Marquis | Adam McNeill | Maggie Moses | Ryan Mowry | Alexa Pace | Nikhita Perry | Olivia Rapp | Noah Rosenfeld | Madison Seeger | Shelby Smith | Claire Staines | Spencer Sullivan | Emily Wagner

See all the Plus3 Italy blogs by clicking here.


Meet the Program Staff:

Dr. Karen Bursic
Professor and Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Industrial Engineering
Swanson School of Engineering
302 Benedum Hall
Phone: 412-624-9830
Email: kbursic@pitt.edu 

Dr. Renee Clark
Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering
Swanson School of Engineering
302 Benedum Hall
Phone: 412-648-5359
Email: rmclark@pitt.edu

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