Final Thoughts

As I write the last blog post for my plus3 Germany travels on the flight back to the USA, I can’t help but to think back to myself just 2 weeks ago. The wide – eyed anxious girl that was waiting for her flight to Europe, is now coming back with a whole new genre…

Adventure 12: Wait, that’s my train!

To Austria we go! Today was our free day and what would be more exciting than going to a different country? And that’s exactly what we did! All 19 of us decided to visit Salzburg, Austria and let me say it was one of the memorable train rides of my entire life!  The day started…

Adventure 11: Presentation Day

Today’s the day – Presentation Day! I truly can not believe that it is already the day to present our company, the same company that I felt like I was just assigned to in our Sennott Square classroom. Normally, when I have presentations I am very anxious to present, however today I couldn’t be more…

Adventure 10: Neuschwanstein Castle

Another day and another city and not just any city! A city with a castle – Neuschwanstein castle! We headed to the city, which took about 2 hours by bus. Right when we got there, everything was so aesthetically pleasing. The small town looked like we just walked straight into a movie set and quite…

Adventure 9: Ulm

Another day, another city! Today, we visited the Bavarian city of Ulm, which is located an hour west of Augsburg. The weather wasn’t the best today, but I was still optimistic and excited to see new scenery.  When we first arrived, we saw the Ulmer Münster known in English as the Ulm church. We learned…

Adventure 7: Munich

A day in the city! Today was our first full day to explore the city, the great city of Munich! We hopped on a tram which took us to the train station that would take us to Munich. Since the city is so close, we got there in about an hour and the ride there…

Adventure 6: GROB & German Burgers

I honestly have to say that I will never get enough German bread. I will choose my lingonberry jam and my Brötchen everyday of the week!  Finally, it was time for my company visit, Grob Werke! A company of great power and influence (as we learned today), makes automated manufacturing equipment for automobiles companies such…

Adventure 4: Shreya, sprechst du Englisch?

Wednesday was the most packed day by far! We visited 2 Munich located companies, Webasto and BMW.  The key aspect that I remember from the Webasto visit, was the architecture from their new offices and workstations. Webasto is a rook manufacturing company and so what that meant was we walked through the work/ testing station…

Adventure 8: Dachau

I want to keep today’s blog post short because no depth of my vocabulary could consciously express my thoughts of what I learned today. Today we visited Dachau.  All of the stories and history lessons that I have heard before today, could not have prepared me for all of the direct hurt that I felt…

Adventure 5: Weisswurst as a Vegetarian

The fourth day has rolled around and I just don’t know where the time has gone! Last week, I was stress packing for “The Big Germany” trip, but now we already have one week left before we come back home, which is absolutely insane! Today, thankfully we had a later call time and so I…

Adventure 3: Into the Mountains

Day 2 started off bright and very early! We had to be on the bus by 7, so I got down to breakfast around 6:40 and ate some granola and yogurt, with my favorite German bread and jam. The hour long bus ride would be taking us to Hoerbigger in the countryside. Once we arrived,…

Adventure 2: Vegan Burgers & Augsburg Scavenger Hunt

I woke up around 7 today and took a shower, got ready and then headed down to breakfast. And when I got down I was in bread heaven, they had croissants, pain au chocolate, pretzel and beautiful dinner rolls (find the name of this bread lol). I got a plate and started to stack on…

Adventure 1: 20+ Hours of Travel ✈️

We finally landed! After 20+ hours of travel, we finally made it to Augsburg, Germany! But let’s go back to the beginning of our very interesting journey of travel, all the way back to 3pm on Friday afternoon. After my dad dropped me off in Nordenberg, I checked in and found my room. It honestly…

May Showers Bring Augsburg Travels!

Hi everyone, my name is Shreya Gaddam! I am currently a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh enrolled in the College of Business Administration studying Supply Chain Management and Marketing. This May, I will be participating in the 2 – week study abroad program in Augsburg, Germany!  I was raised in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, which is…