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…

Arrivederci

Plus 3 has officially come to an end as today was sadly our last day. Despite the sadness of the final day, it was still great! We started bright and early at 9;45 and headed to the Milan Fashion Library. Believe me when I tell you that this place is incredible. Shelves on top of…

The Heart of Milan

Milan was very good to us today. We finally changed our negatives views of Milan by going to the heart of it all. The place where all of the real fashion is. We got a great guided tour through the center of all the shopping in Milan. We saw all of the creative window displays…

Day of Visits

Today was a day full of traveling and learning. We went to a total of three site visits and it was a day full of fashion. We left Verona with high expectations but also worries that this day was going to be more exhausting than fun. The bus was amazing. We got to ride in…

Free In Verona

Today we had the most amazing breakfast at our hotel. Rows and rows of food all for free and all for us. There were cheeses, waffles, pancakes, meats, you name it! We all got some great breakfast before enjoying our free morning in Verona. After breakfast I showered and got ready to go shopping. Verona…

Feet Eating Fish

Today we all took a train to the amazing city of Venice. This was not just any train, it was a bullet train that went over 200 mph and basically floats on a magnetic surface. We arrived at the city split by water, not a car in sight. In complete Venice fashion, we took  a…

Hello Verona!

Sadly, today was the day where we had to say goodbye to the beautiful city of Florence. This place was beyond belief! However, it was time to go to Verona! Most of the morning was spent on a bus sleeping and listening to music. Between naps we were awoken by the beautiful scenery from outside…

Farewell Florence

Our last day in Florence was bittersweet. So sad to have to leave such a beautiful place. We got a great start to the day by sleeping in. I think it’s safe to say that now we have all overcome our jet lag. Then we went to McDonald’s for breakfast. Very Italian I know. Honestly,…

Gucci Gang

Today was a dream come true. It started off with an amazing breakfast. Toast, yogurt, croissants, etc. it was spectacular! Then, we met at the lobby and headed to the Florentine Leather School. This place was beautiful. Our guide was so nice as she took us through the building. We saw everything from snake skin…

Florence: Day 1

Another day, another adventure! My day started off a little rocky when I woke up ten minutes before meeting time and I ran to pack all my things for check out. Luckily, I made it on time and got to have a croissant. The bus ride to Florence was perfect for some alone time to…

Food Como

Today seemed as if it was a fantasy. Breakfast was the typical croissant and cappuccino and practicing our Italian with the barista. Then came the first site visit of the trip and to sum it all up it exceeding my expectations and set the bar incredibly high for future sites. When I arrived at Mantero…

Day of Learning

Today was full of learning and knowledge. Breakfast was the same with a croissant and cappuccino and some random type of juice. After that we went right to the metro towards the international campus of Cattolica. Cattolica is the biggest private university in all of Europe with courses taught in multiple languages and students from…

Day 2: Fashion Heaven

Despite already being here for a day, today felt like the real start to our trip. After finally getting some rest and overcoming the jet lag, we got a day full of language and culture. The day starting off with an amazing breakfast. The breakfast had an assortment of croissants, but be careful because although…

To Italy We Go

Hi everyone! My name is Alexa Pace and I’m a Marketing major and Spanish minor in the business school and I am hoping to complete the International Business Certificate. I am from the snowy city of Buffalo, New York and have lived there my whole life. However, Toronto is a second home to me with…

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…