Psyched for Cyprus: Day 14- What Have We Learned?

Well everyone, it’s official, Plus3 Cyprus has come to an end. In all honesty, I had no idea what to expect going into this trip. I didn’t know anything about travelling in Europe, I had never been on an educational trip abroad before, much less with 25 people, and I was anxious to see what…

Psyched for Cyprus: Day 13- Engines and Endings

Unfortunately, today was the last day we got to spend in Cyprus 🙁 While it feels like the two weeks went by quickly, I know that we made use of every minute we could and I found so much value in the time my group and I spent here together. I think that being around…

Psyched for Cyprus: Day 11- Mid-ochemie

Day 11 consisted of two important company visits that directly relate to the management of international supply chain: Columbia Shipmanagement and Medochemie. Medochemie was admittedly one of the most highly anticipated events for me and most of the other people on the trop, because the corporation is responsible for actually manufacturing some of the goods…

Psyched for Cyprus: Day 9- Digging Up History

Out of all of the days so far, this one was by far my favorite, and that’s because today was the day we got to visit Paphos. The great thing about Paphos, among other things, is that it’s the only city we’ve visited that’s on the west side of the country so we got to…

24 Hours, 3 Flights

After our packed Thursday, we did not have much of a turnaround before the start of our travel day. Not even an hour after getting back from dinner, we had to be fully packed and ready to hit the road on the way to the Larnaca airport, where we had arrived just 12 days prior….

Psyched for Cyprus: Day 7- Company Comparisons

We’ve officially made it one week in Cyprus!! It feels like time just flew by but each moment was filled with so many activities, and today was no exception. Today’s itinerary was packed with various company presentations and tours in the realm of shipping, specifically marine shipping. In total we met with representatives from three…

My Cyprus Story

The past two weeks in Cyprus have been unforgettable. I’ve been able to achieve so many things professionally, academically, and personally. When it comes to professional and academic development I’ve been able to speak with executives of companies and hear straight from the source on certain aspects of business I’m interested in. Also, we had…

The Cyprus Club

What happens when you throw 24 unfamiliar people in a hotel on a Mediterranean island? My answer before my trip to Cyprus would be completely different than my answer now. If I had not decided to participate in this program, I would have missed out on meeting some of the most amazing people I have…

Day 14 – Bye Cyprus!

Our last day in Cyprus, or at least our last day of the trip since we were in Cyprus from 4ish hours until our flight left. All of our flights went smoothly, and practically nothing was delayed. Now, I can’t connect this to the supply chain like most shipping companies we visited airports have implemented…

Day 14 – More Shipping

On our final day, we visited the soul behind the shipping industry, the engine for the industry we studied the whole trip. And while we didn’t learn anything about the logistics of the supply chain, the blue-collar workers that train at the BSM ship management center certainly play a large role in keeping the chain…

BSMTC: The Reason You Get Your Goods

The Bernard Schulte Shipmanagement Training Center (BSMTC), is a training facility for crew members of BSM. It is often overlooked how rigorous of a job being a crew member is. Visiting BSMTC will prove the fact that crew members have one of the most important jobs in the entire supply chain. The Simulation The impressive…

Long Way to Home!

This is my last blog of the trip, and unfortunately, it was not a very fun day! Today was entirely spent flying home from Cyprus, which for me was a journey that lasted about 22 hours! At 12:00 a.m. on Friday, we promptly departed from our hotel and went to the airport. Our flight was…

Last Day in Cyprus!

Today is our last day in Cyprus, and I’m a little heartbroken, to be honest. I’ve made memories on this trip that will last a lifetime, and I’ve learned so much about a nation that I truly knew almost nothing about before coming here. I know one day I will return here, but until then,…

Cement & More Boats

The first part of today, our second-to-last day in Cyprus, was spent at Vassiliko Cement Works. What stood out immediately upon entering the plant was the sheer size of the operation, both in terms of physical size and the sheer amount of concrete produced. After entering the plant, we were quickly ushered into the main…

The End of a New Beginning

With our bus for the airport leaving at midnight, the night time flight didn’t feel real. It was hard to believe our two week adventures were finally over. On the bus ride we listened to music before we all went our separate ways.  After our flight out of Cyprus in Larnaca to Frankfurt, checking in…

UNIC student for the day

Today we spent the day at the University of Nicosia. We started with a bunch of lectures from a variety of professors. The first one was mainly about blockchain, and crypto assets. We learned how databases are needed for society to function and that life is organized by databases. Today most people get their information…

Day 14: missing the mediterranean :(

The final day of our trip started bright and early at 12:00 am when our bus picked us up to take us to the Larnaca Airport. It was weird heading down the streets of Limassol with all of our luggage knowing we were going to the airport and not another cultural site or company visit. …

Day 14: Until Next Time

Friday was a long, bittersweet day of travel. Starting at midnight, we boarded the bus to head to Larnaca, leaving Limassol behind. As it had been a long day, I was expecting people to be tired on the bus, but with the desire to take in our last moments as a group, the speaker was…

Day 13: No Way this is the End

Thursday, our last day in Cyprus, started with our final breakfast at the local cafe next door. I’ll miss the familiarity of going over there every morning and knowing we’re being cared for by the sweet owner who provides us with more than enough food and always stops by the tables to make sure everything…

Missing it already

I’m so sad that we are leaving Cyprus. I had so much fun on this trip and met so many great people. I am glad that I made so many friends and had so many amazing experiences.  Today we had to leave the hotel at midnight for a 3:30 am flight, which was not fun….