Jack’s Journey to Italy

Hello everyone! My name is Jack Kremer and I am a freshman studying industrial engineering with a minor in economics at the University of Pittsburgh. I am from Wexford, Pennsylvania where I originally attended Pine-Richland High School. Outside of my coursework, I keep myself busy at Pitt by participating on the club golf team and…

Exploring my Passion in Fashion

Ciao! My name is Marc Knipe and I am currently finishing up my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh and I couldn’t be anymore excited for our Italy trip this May! I am a student in the Undergraduate business school and plan on pursuing a major in finance as well as a minor in…

A World Awaits in Milan!

Hey everyone! My name is Erick Patterson and I am close to finishing my first year at The University of Pittsburgh and it has been amazing. I plan to graduate with a degree in Finance and a certificate in Business Analytics. I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my mother and sister, and we all share…

Pasta La Vista USA

Hi everyone! My name is Elizabeth Good, and I am a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering here at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in Industrial Engineering. I am from the typical “right outside of Philly” in a town called Warrington. I am an only child, but I have a yellow lab…

Ciao, Milano!

Addio Pittsburgh, Buongiorno Italy! My name is Emily Hearty, and I am currently a freshman studying Biomedical Engineering and Studio Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. My specific concentration is in Medical Devices, and I hope to achieve a certificate in Innovation, Product Design and Entrepreneurship. I was born and raised in Arizona, but for…

Benvenuto a Milano!

Ciao tutti! My name is Nolan Turco and I am a freshman majoring in Finance and minoring in Italian at the University of Pittsburgh. I was born and raised in a small town called Kittanning, which is forty-four miles northeast of Pittsburgh and is nestled cozily beside the winding Allegheny River. I am the youngest…

Meet Me in Milan

Hi everyone! My name is Catherine Sandford, and I am currently a freshman here at the University of Pittsburgh. I am off to Italy in May for the Plus3 program, and I could not be more excited! For a little background on myself, I was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey. I lived there for 8…

Follow Me to Italy: Milan with Briana

Hi! My name is Brianamarie (Briana) Mitich and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh double majoring in Marketing and Supply Chain Management. I also intend on pursuing a minor in Economics and a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I’m from Allentown, Pennsylvania so I’m about an…

Eager for Italy

Hi! My name is Hallie Paules and I am currently ending my freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a chemical engineering student and I am interested in pursuing a career in the cosmetics or haircare industry. I am a member of the Zeta chapter of Phi Sigma Rho, a social engineering sorority, which…

Italy with Robbie

Ciao! My name is Robert (Robbie) Ferreira, and I am a freshman studying business at The University of Pittsburgh. I was born and raised in northern Virginia, about 45 minutes outside of D.C. and came to Pitt to pursue a career by means of the nationally ranked business school. I love all things music and…

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…