Thomas Angelo Scholarship Thank You Note

I would like to thank Thomas Angelo Honors Scholarships for providing me with a scholarship to assist my participation on the Plus 3 Vietnam program. Your generous donation allowed me to have the opportunity to learn and experience so many new things. I was able to travel with my peers in the College of Business…

Reflection on Germany

There is so much to be said about experiences that change the way you think, behave, and view the world around you. With Plus3 Germany, I genuinely discovered more about how to grow as a student and as a human more than I ever anticipated. I cannot speak for James, but I know that I…

Reflection: The Top 3’s

I just want to start by thanking everyone who made this trip possible! From Pitt Study Abroad to the University of Augsburg, and to Arielle and Dr. Feick, who decided to take the time out of their lives to oversee a bunch of teenagers in international waters. These two weeks were some of the best…

Day 13: Back to the Place of the Monks

Today was our free day to go out and explore on our own time. I decided to go to Munich with Nick, James, Reid, Esme, and Joe. Although Salzburg seemed like a pretty interesting place to go to, I decided to go to Munich, so I could at least somewhat sleep in after being up…

Reflecting on Germany

The Plus3 program was one of the first things I heard about when visiting the Pitt Business School. I remember sitting in Sennott 2400 with my mom and many other students and telling my Mom I wanted to go to Germany. It seemed like it would not be possible, because so many people talk about…

Day 13: Exploring Salzburg

The free day was finally upon us. This day was bittersweet because we had the chance to go off by ourself, but it was also the final day of our trip. 10 of decided to leave Germany for the day and go to Salzburg, Austria. I was especially excited to have the chance to see…

Day 12: Cinderella’s Castle

After a long day of presentations, we had packed day planned for our whole group. We started of by going to a traditional Bavarian breakfast. I remember Arielle talking about it during one of the classes in Pittsburgh so I was pretty excited to finally go. We walked into a large room that was filled…

Salzburg Send-off

May 17th: As our only free day and last day of the trip, our group decided to have a proper send-off by taking a trip somewhere not in Germany, but rather across the border to Salzburg, Austria. Today I decided to spend my free day in Salzburg, Austria. Although I originally was committed to going…

Castles, Churches, and Cows

May 16th: White sausages, beautiful churches, a real-life Cinderella’s Castle….Germany is just pulling out all the stops. Today we started out with a breakfast that was a little bit different than the hotel’s usual Nutella and croissants. We had our breakfast today at a restaurant called Baindlkirch, which was, as we were informed, a “traditional…

Presentations Means Farewell Faurecia

May 15th: With our company visits all wrapping up to end with our presentations, the long day finished with a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Since presentations did not start until 1, being ready by 9:30 today was actually one of the longest I was able to sleep in. Despite this, I was still…

Climbed to the Heavens, Feels like Hell

May 14th: With approximately 660 steps (1,320 if you count going down) to start our day, we finished off one of the last city tours in Ulm, which was the most tiring day, to say the least. Today we would be visiting the city of Ulm, which was actually not in Bavaria, the state where…

A Final Reflection

Looking back at my two weeks in South Korea, I have started to realize just how much I have learned. Between the company visits, university lectures, and cultural experiences, it’s clear that I have had a once in a lifetime opportunity studying abroad. Perhaps more important than the memories I have made or the classroom…

Day 15: The Longest Day

May 18, 2019 Remember during my first daily when essentially skipped a day on the calendar because of the time zones? Yeah, that thirteen-hour difference really jumped us into the future. Well today, we made up for that with what can only be described physically and mentally as the longest day of my life. If…

Day 14: Beach Day

May 17, 2019 Our last day in South Korea was ours to spend however we like. On our way to the city, I once overheard a local refer to Busan as the Korean version of Miami, and that meant only one thing: we had to go to the beach. There really was no other option,…

Day 13: The Diplomat’s Perspective

May 16, 2019 We got to sleep in a little bit this morning. I always appreciate the opportunity to get in those extra few minutes. By ten o’clock though, we were off and headed to our first site of the day: the United States Consulate of Busan. Though it wasn’t initially in the itinerary, this…

Day 12: Busan, the City and the Sea

May 15, 2019 Our first day full day in Busan was an eventful one. A quick bus ride downtown led us to our the first of two company visits: Trainor. Specializing in engineering and technician safety, Trainor works with companies across the country to certify professionals. We spoke with the leader of their Busan operation,…

Day 11: Hyundai Motor Tour

May 14, 2019 We left the hotel relatively early this morning to get on the road. Our short time in Ulsan was done, and we were headed for our final city, Busan. Outside of travel, we only had one thing on the docket today: a tour of the Hyundai Motor Tour. Just inside the city,…

Day 10: Day Trip to Ulsan

May 13, 2019 I’m definitely going to have to get some more sleep these next few nights if I plan on staying awake throughout the entire day. We had to be ready to go by 7:30 this morning, and that meant falling asleep the second we got on the bus. Thankfully, the ride was a…

Day 9: The Buddhist Temples

May 12, 2019 Don’t get me wrong. The university and company visits are cool. It’s been really interesting learning about the different ways in which Korean companies manufacture and market their products. But they just don’t compare to the awesome things we see and experience on our cultural visits. After our day off yesterday, I…

Day 8: Traveling to Gyeongju

May 11, 2019 If you had asked me at the beginning of today how I thought it would go, I would have told you that today was set to be the most boring day of our trip. The only thing we had planned was travel from the massive city of Seoul to the much smaller…