Destination: China!

Hi everyone, my name is Noah Mueller and I cannot wait to see China for the first time! I am from Littleton, Massachusetts, a small town about an hour west of Boston. Right now I am undecided on my major in the College of Business Administration, so I am hoping this trip will inspire me…

China Time

Ni Hao everyone! My name is Jon Nemtuda. I’m currently a finance major at the University of Pittsburgh and I will be traveling to China for Plus 3! I grew up in York, Pennsylvania… so basically the middle of nowhere. Growing up in such a suburban/rural area of the country I never really got to…

China Bound!

Ni Hao! My name is Jacob Hanzlik and I am a Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Major currently switching out of the Swanson school of engineering. I am from Leechburg Pennsylvania, about a thirty minute drive from Pittsburgh, and I am incredibly excited to study abroad in China! In Leechburg, I graduated from Kiski Area…

Cheapest Trip to China!

Ni Hao, I’m John Christiano, a freshman chemical engineering student in the Swanson school. I am originally from Rockville Maryland, just outside of DC. I am super excited to visit China! In Rockville, I graduated from Wheaton High School’s Engineering Academy. While I did a variety of activities in high school the two most influential…

From Cathy to China

Hello! My name is Jordan Armstrong and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. I am pursuing a major in Finance, a minor in Economics, and a Certificate in Leadership and Ethics. Since coming to Pitt, I have gotten involved with Phi Beta Lambda, a professional business…

Prepare for Takeoff

Hello everyone! My name is Frankie Fattori and I am a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in computer engineering. I am incredibly excited to take part in this year’s Plus 3 China program in order to compliment my in-class experiences with a once-in-a-lifetime study abroad opportunity. I am originally from Oxford, Pennsylvania, a…

Off To China!

My name is Diana Mizikar. I just finished my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in chemical engineering. I was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. I have always loved my city and enjoyed going to sporting events. Now attending Pitt and being a member in the University of Pittsburgh Varsity Marching…

ShangHI China!

My name is Aaryanna Dawson-Sarabia and I am thrilled to be travelling to China this summer to learn about the smart phone industry! I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration at Pitt and I plan on majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management, while also pursuing a minor in French and participating…

Exploring China! 欢迎!

Hi! My name is Ali Reinecker, a current freshman pursing a finance and business information systems major with a data analytics certificate from the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. On campus, I am a member of the Pitt Women’s Club Basketball team and Phi Beta Lambda, a professional business organization. When…

你好, I’m going to China!!

Hi everyone! My name is Katie King and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration studying Marketing and Finance with a minor in Film and Media studies and a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. While I’m unsure what I hope to pursue following my education at Pitt, I am excited to continue…

Me, My Blog, and I

Welcome to my blog! My name is Krishan Patel and I am a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. I’m from Hillsborough, New Jersey which is twenty minutes away from Princeton, for reference. I have lived in three different towns in New Jersey, a town in eastern Pennsylvania, a town in Belgium, and now, the…

Packing: A Pre-departure Introduction

Hey guys, my name is Chase and I am currently a student at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Finance with an economics minor and aspirations to attend law school after undergrad. Long term, I would like to be a criminal prosecutor for 5-6 years then enter into a political career hoping to one day…

Bittersweet Last Day-BEAUTIFUL trip

I woke up today morning feeling extremely content-which is weird. I usually do not feel content after traveling somewhere-I am always left wanting something more, wanting to stay in the place and keep exploring. However, there was an extreme feeling of happiness-just to have been blessed to experience everything that I was able to. I…

Yu Garden and Presentations

As I woke up, I could not help but smile at the fact that in the past two weeks, I had experienced so much that I have never done before. It is experiences like these that make you realize the beauty of life and how unique it actually is. I felt so incredibly lucky to…

Delphi and AmCham

Today, our day was filled with various company visits to Delphi ICE Company and the AmCham company. I was so excited to visit these two companies, as we would truly be able to see how the engineering side fits in with the business aspect of a company. At the Delphi Company, we heard from a…

Cargo Shipping is an Intricate System

I was probably the most excited to tell my family about today’s visit! We went to the Ocean East International Logistics Company, along with the Yang Shan port, which was a wonder in of itself. The Ocean East International Logistics Company is a logistics transportation company that deals with manufactured products and raw goods coming…

East China University: A Bonding Experience

Today was definitely one of the most intriguing, inspiring, tiring, and fun day of the entire trip so far. We had the opportunity to visit the East China University of Science and Technology, where we engaged in a brief lecture, campus tour, and activities with university students, which was such a great visit! In high…

Reflecting on China sitting on the Speed Train

Yesterday was our last full day in Xi’an. Today, we traveled to Shanghai by speed train. I am sitting on the speed train as I am writing this, my head slightly leaning on the window and just reflecting.   I love China. Except I am not in love with the high rise buildings, superb facilities,…

Terra Cotta Warriors and Bike Rides through the City Wall

As we woke up, we were all very excited to eat the wide assortment of breakfast and bask in the fact that we would be seeing the very renowned Terra Cotta warriors today!! I was so excited to see in person what we have spent so many years learning about. I have realized that China…