Meet Plus3 Italy 2019!

Welcome to the Italy Plus3 Study Abroad Program!

Dr. Karen Bursic and Frank Bursic are traveling to Milan, Italy with 24 College of Business Administration and Swanson School of Engineering students from May 4th-May 18th. In addition to numerous cultural experiences, this trip will include visits to Como Textile, Milan Textile, MF1-Mario Faroni Knitwear Factory, Sartorial Cavour Tailoring Company, and Lineapelle Leather Company.

In 2019, 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

2019 Participants:

Paige Bobka | Joshua Briggs | Garret Clauser | Ashley Destefano | Robert Ferreira | Lia Franco | Katie Gerber | Elizabeth Good | Emily Hearty | Christina Hollen | Matthew Jaros | Marc Knipe | Jack Kremer | Brianamarie Mitich | Nathaniel Mitrik | Meara Murphy | Erick Patterson | Hallie Paules | Bianca Reyes | Catherine Sandford | Benjamin Schneck | Elizabeth Seward | Nolan Turco | Elizabeth Wright 

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



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