4/17/2018

I had cold take out pizza for breakfast this morning.  It was so good it felt like I was back home during first semester when I could still afford pizza.  Today was pretty uneventful except seeing the nicest department store ever where I found the most beautiful Tiffany saleswoman in the world.  Got threatened with…

“She’s Preggo!!”- Captain Kirk

I really hope the University of Pittsburgh does not make me change my featured image or title of this post, because it stems from my favorite inside joke of this whole trip, and it’s real purpose is to attract as many readers as possible  to this art I am about to make with the English…

Boating License Part 2

We went to Venice 5/14/2018 and as you can see I wore my Sunday’s best to visit one of my favorite cities in the whole world.  Spence looked pretty fly as well.  I brought my boating license just in case of emergency but I felt pretty safe considering I have a theory that the gondola…

City of Love

I am listening to Pikachu by drake and lil baby right now, and that’s just to say it is the best hop song I have heard in 2018 so far.  So today started by waking up in Florence for the last time probably for a long time, but was happy to leave, because I knew…

The Best Meal Ever

Today was an overall good day.   I met someone at the front desk who I talked with about culture and sports in America and Italy last night, and it was really refreshing to make a friend that’s from such a different part of the world.   He says his village makes the best wine in the…

The Best and Worst of Italy

Today was both the best and worst day in Italy for me.  I woke up to our guide of Italy Luca waking me up, since none of my roommates on this trip wanted to wake me and I have been battling my problems with insomnia and sleep deprivation here.  He was completely understanding although, because…

Phil Kessel Art in the Uffizi Galery

Today was mostly traveling via a bus to Florence from Milan, which took around 4 hours.  Almost everyone slept except me, because I was getting stressed out by how aggressive our driver was.  I witnessed him try to run a old Volvo and a new Range Rover off the road for going too slow in…

Why I Brought My Boating License

Today was by far my favorite day on this trip.  We went on a day trip and it is easily tied with Venice for my favorite city in Italy, and I think that’s impressive because I have been to 10 Italian cities now.  It is so beautiful, and the company we visited was really unique…

Sustainable Fashion

Today I went to the largest private university in Europe, Università Cattolica Milano.  It was beautiful, and very different from the University of Pittsburgh, but refreshing to learn about.  They offer fantastic classes in Fashion, Italian language and culture, as well as business.  The lecture from Professor Rinaldi exceeded all my expectations and was everything…

First Full Day

My first full day in Italy went pretty well.  Culture shock has been a lot to handle, but I am trying to view it as a learning experience like our amazing guide Luca said to do.  I’ve started to tell people I am Canadian, because it seems like they like that response a lot better…

Going to Italy!

Life Long Yinzer Hi I am Adam McNeill, and I was born and raised in Pittsburgh.  I will be going to Italy to study fashion supply chains in May 2018 before my sophomore year.  I am pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering, and I am planning to pursue a minor in Bio-engineering.  My favorite things…

Meet Plus3 Italy 2018!

Welcome to the Italy Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Dr. Karen Bursic and Dr. Renee Clark are traveling to Milan, Italy with 20 College of Business Administration and Swanson School of Engineering students from May 5 – May 19. In addition to numerous cultural experiences, the trip will include visits to Como Textile, Milan Textile, MF1-Mario Faroni Knitwear Factory, Sartorial Cavour…