A Trip Down Memory Lane (Day 13)

Today was bittersweet. It was our last full day in Germany, but it was also the day I was going to meet family members I had never met before. My aunt (my father’s sister) moved to Germany with my father when she was in her early 20’s. Although my father moved back to Bosnia, my…

Strangers Waiting, Up and Down the Cable Car (Day 12)

Knock knock knock knock knock. I woke up this morning in a haze to someone pounding on our door. I thought it was the maid, and I was ready to give her a piece of my mind for waking me up at an ungodly time in an ungodly manner. Thankfully, Liv answered the door. “ANNA…

Hoeko 2k18 (Day 10)

Today was the last official day of company visits! The time really flew by and it made me sad to think that our time in Germany was coming to an end. Our last company was Hörauf & Kohler (shortened to H&K), a company in the plastics industry that focuses on using injection molding to make…

Cuckoo for KUKA! (Day 9)

  After a considerable break from company visits, we were scheduled to visit KUKA, which manufactures robots, today. We saw a glimpse of these robots, as well as ABB robots, at the BMW factory last week.   Before our tour, though, we were set to go to the University of Augsburg and listen to a…

“The World is Still Full of Good People – Like You” (Day 8)

While we have been learning about it the entirety of our lives in school, nothing compares to standing in the exact spot where it all happened. You really do not expect it to hit as hard as it does. Even though the Holocaust occurred before our time, it still impacts us and the world around…

Allez Allez Allianz Arena! (Day 7)

I have been looking forward to today for over a week now! Before our trip, Bob and I were discussing how great it would be to see Allianz Arena while we were in Munich, which got the whole ball rolling. I emailed Arielle asking her how much free time we would have in Munich after…

U = lm^2 (Day 6)

Get the title? Do you? Ulm is the birthplace of Albert Einstein, who came up with the famous formula E = mc2. Another one of my prouder moments on the trip.   Today was the day I had heard so much about. Today was the day the panel of German students from last year warned…

All Hail the King of . . . Swanson? (Day 5)

Another early morning. Another Ibis Hotel croissant to get me through the day. Another nap on the bus. Luckily, I got the entire back row to myself today, so I could lay across all five seats. Unfortunately, I missed most of the scenery of the Alpine foothills on the drive to Neuschwanstein Castle. Let it…

At Least Regensburg Doesn’t End in a ‘Y’! (Day 4)

  From Pittsburgh to Harrisburg to Geneva to Allentown to Nuremburg . . . I think you get the gist. No, we did not go on another excursion outside of Germany and across the world. Today was our longest bus ride to visit Continental, an automotive manufacturing company that specializes in tires, as well as…

Blue and White for Bayerische Motoren Werke (Day 3)

Today was the first official day of company visits and business casual attire. Our day started with visiting the SGL Carbon plant in Meitingen. Unfortunately, a lot of the presentation and tour involved chemistry and a bunch of engineering terms, but it made me happy I chose business instead. The tour guides were great at…

Alkoholfrei (Day 2)

I am not a morning person. If I did not have an alarm clock set, I could sleep for approximately fifteen hours at a time. It’s just a proven fact. Oh, but the things I do for Germany, which include waking up at 7 A.M. to make it in time. After eating our breakfast in…

. . . Guten Tag Deutschland! (Day 1)

I finally made it! It’s been a dream of mine to travel to Germany for over ten years already, so you can only imagine my excitement when I finally set foot off the airplane and into Munich. Whenever I travel, I like to divide the overall trip into smaller segments, such as the drive from…

Guten Nacht Amerika. . .

Hello! My name is Anna Kalea and I am currently a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in Finance, as well as pursuing a double minor in Economics and Political Science. I am from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where I went to a small private high school called Bishop McDevitt. My family emigrated to…

Meet Plus3 Germany 2018!

Welcome to the Germany Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Professor Lawrence Feick and Arielle Schweber, Pitt Business International Programs, are traveling to Augsburg, Germany 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 BMW, Faurecia,…