Reflection

I would like to thank the Thomas Angelo Honors Scholarship for providing me with the funds necessary to make this study abroad trip possible.  Without this assistance, it may not have been possible for me to take part in an amazing experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life. During my time…

Scholarship Reflection: Plus3 Italy

I first off want to say how grateful I am to have received the Thomas Angelo Honors Scholarship to put towards my first study abroad opportunity at Pitt. With the help of the scholarship, it gave my family more peace of mind when deciding whether to or not to have me participate in the Plus3…

Italy Scholarship Reflection

I would like to express how thankful I am to have received the Thomas Angelo Honors Scholarship. I have always wanted to study abroad but cost was a big concern for me and my family. With the help of this scholarship, I was able to go on the trip without the financial worry that I…

Thomas Angelo Honors Scholarship Reflection

Firstly, I would like to thank the Thomas Angelo Honors Scholarship for providing me with a scholarship that helped me study abroad this summer. My appreciation is very strong, and I could not be more thankful that I had the opportunity to study abroad in Italy this summer. This scholarship reduced the financial burden that…

Plus3 Italy: Final Reflection

I can hardly believe that nearly two weeks have passed since the Plus3 trip to Italy. I can easily recall all the preparation that went into this program, from applications to presentations and packing. Now that I have had time to reflect (and bother all of my family and friends with hundreds of photos from…

Final Reflection

Studying abroad in Milan, Italy through the Plus3 Program was one of the most amazing experiences. I will always be beyond grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in this program especially with the help of the scholarship in which I received. Without a scholarship, it would have been difficult for me to afford…

Italy Reflection

I have recently returned from Italy from the Pitt Plus3 program. I gained amazing experience and knowledge over my stay in the gorgeous country, and I could not feel more grateful to have been chosen for this program. The scholarship given to me by Pitt sourced from the Thomas Angelo Honors Scholarship was so supportive…

Day 1 – Orientation/Exhaustion

My first impression of Milan was that it looked like any small American city in many ways. The main difference that I noticed first was the constant presence of scooters and bikes, which are not as common in the US. As we were told before we arrived, Italians also dress notably better than Americans on…

Day 12 – Leaving Milan

Our only group activity for today was a visit to the Milan fashion library. This library features an extensive collection of magazines, trendbooks, and lookbooks, all made available to local students and important designers. Designers can visit the library for inspiration, and local students often do research for their papers in this library. Looking through,…

Day 11 – Bottega Velasca

This morning was our second fashion walking tour of Milan. This time our tour focused on a company visit to Excelsior, a high-end department store that sells luxury fashion and lifestyle products. Our day was dominated, however, by a lecture given by a digital marketer for Bottega Velasca, a high-quality but average price shoemaker based…

Signing Off

Sadly, I am now back in the States and have left Italy behind, for now at least.  Before ending my blogging career, I would like to end on a summary of my study abroad experience in Italy regarding the fashion supply chain. First, the greatest challenge that I faced while in Italy was definitely the…

What to do if your phone gets lost or stolen.

Traveling to a foreign country, I never thought that I would have my phone stolen.  I was very watchful in Florence and Venice.  These were the places where I was most likely to get pick pocketed.  Although this was not enough.  In Milan, as I was sitting on a bench like seat, I had my…

The Last Day

Since there is no internet and I haven’t been able to upload anything until now I am going to just write this from the perspective of now, which is three days (+/-) later, and append some stuff that happened between then and now at the end of this post. On the last day we went…

17 May 2018 – the eleventh hour

Today we had another walking tour of Milan, this time to Excelsior, a luxury brand department store in the city center.  The tour led us through the four different levels of the building, which sold lifestyle products on the ground floor and clothes on the other floors. There were a lot of flashy products that…

2 Days in One Blog

  On May 17th, we got some time to explore Milan, but also had a company visit in the afternoon.  Although this was not your average company visit. The company came to us to give a presentation on what and how they do things.  Valaska was their name.  They were a startup that works make…

Day Twelve: Milan

Yesterday marked our last day in Milan, and while I was sad to be so close to the end, I was determined to make the last day a good one. The weather was nice- not even a chance of rain- and we had a free afternoon after our morning activity and farewell lunch. Our morning…

Last day

Today was our last full day in Milan. We went to the Milan fashion library where designers go to get inspiration. They have a wide variety of magazines to look at. The tour guide also told us that students from the nearby university come by to learn about fashion. We then went to the farewell…

Second to last day

Today in Milan we went on a walking tour of a part of the city we had not seen yet. We learned more about the impact fashion has on the city. We got to tour a store that was doing very well in Milan. It had five floors. The first floor was all technology, the…

Hello Milan

Today we went on a few site visits. First we visited a logistics center for the place we visited yesterday. There they gave us a presentation on the logistics of the company. We learned about their factory and how they get the products from production to end consumer. They stressed the organization of their warehouse…