Final Thoughts

The summer after my Junior year of highschool i was supposed to study abroad. It would have been my first time leaving the states. I’m sure we all know how that story ended. So to have the opportunity to study abroad this year is a huge privilege that I am insanely grateful for. I greatly…

The Final Days (May 18th / May 19th)

Wednesday, May 18th was the day that each group would present their final projects. The morning before we presented, my group met up with another group in order to practice and get feedback. Everyone was nervous and on edge that morning. When it was time for everyone to finally present, we were assigned a random…

Churches and Castles (May 16th / May 17th)

On the morning of Monday, May 16th, we hopped on a bus and made our way to the city of Ulm. A city that is much less touristy than Munich, and a little more touristy than Augsburg. The main purpose of our visit was to climb all the way up the Ulm Minster, the tallest…

Munich and Dachau (May 14th/ May 15th)

To close out the first week of our trip, we spent our first weekend in Germany visiting Munich and Dachau. We woke up Saturday morning to take the train to Munich. This was our first time riding the train as a group, and it was a chaotic experience. We were able to catch our train…

TGIF (May 13th)

Today was our final company visit, featuring Grob. When arriving at their office building (which was one of the nicest we saw during the trip), we were greated with light refreshments in a large meeting room. We would be introduced to our guide for the day and to the company. Grob produces machines that produce…

Our 4th Company Visit (May 12th)

Today started off a little bit later than usual. We were able to get a little bit more time to rest today, which was very much needed. Instead of grabbing breakfast in the hotel lobby like we usually did, we hopped on the bus and headed out of Augsburg to partake in a traditional Bavarian…

First Company Visit! (May 10th)

As you can tell by the title, today was our first company visit! The company we visited was Hoerbiger. We toured their office spaces, and their production facilities. The tour of the office spaces was probably the most interesting part for me (considering I am a business major). Every element within the office space was…

My Time to Shine (May 11th)

Today we embarked on not one, but two company visits. Webasto and BMW. We started the day at Webasto being greeted with light refreshments and a brief introduction to the company’s products. The first half of our visit focused on their electric vehicle chargers and the second focused on their car roofs. When being introduced…

First Group Presentations (May 9th)

The day started off with everyone meeting downstairs for breakfast in the hotel lobby. We were greeted by a light buffet of meats, cheeses, breads, and beverages. We then made our way to the street car as a group. The street cars in Augsburg are a cut above the Port Authority buses back in Pittsburgh….

4 Airports, 3 Planes, 2 Days, 1 Trip (May 7th/ 8th)

The morning of May 7th was a very exciting one. It was the first official day of the trip. We would be flying from Pittsburgh, to Charlotte, and arriving in Munich the morning of the 8th to begin our program, but this leg of the journey did not go as planned. When we landed in…

Goodbye Pittsburgh. Hello Augsburg!

Hello everyone, My name is Semira McFarlane, and I am participating in the Plus 3 Germany program this Maymester. I am a Freshman Marketing major here at Pitt. I am also minoring in Economics and plan on getting a certificate in TV and Broadcast Arts. I always say that with my studies I want to…