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…

Makeup in Milano

Being back in Milan for our first full day was quite an interesting one, starting off with my realization that I have become a true croissant snob. My croissant experience before this trip was pretty minimal I’d say – just getting a casual Oakland Bakery one after every Tuesday morning Pathfinder meeting, but that is…

3 Site Visits, 2 Times in Milan, and 1 Missed Cat

*Sigh* Today was a whirlwind of a day. I told you all yesterday that today was going to be a super busy day and that is exactly how I would describe it now having actually lived it as well. We all started our day at 8:45am, packed our bags, and got on the bus. We…

Where For Art Thou, Rain Jacket?

Typically our scheduled plans begin in the morning with a meeting time of around 9-10am, but today it was 2:40pm – so clearly a new change of pace compared to what we are used to. This meant I had to be responsible and still get up at a reasonable time in order to make sure…

Venice is Ve-NICE

Today, the group traveled to Venice for a day excursion. We caught a train that was 2000x better than the classic Amtrak – with a ton of leg room and a speedy arrival. The second we got off the train we were led to the main water way and got into water taxis. Fun fact:…

Verona? I hardly know her.

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! I’m definitely missing’ my mama a little extra today for sure, but I’m trying my absolute best to take a sufficient amount of photos she can use for her photo books as an apology for my absence. Rather than being at the movies like I have been for the past two…

Met the Biggie in the Big City

Our day began with a guided walking tour of the Galleria dell’Accademia – the famous museum in Florence that holds the Statue of David. Just like how I felt about the Eiffel Tower when I went abroad to France, I’ve seen pictures of the Statue of David numerous amounts of times, yet seeing it in…

My Never Ending Quest for Fresh Pressed Juice and Florentine Culture

Unfortunately, our new hotel in Florence didn’t get the memo that they had to live up to the high expectations of the Milan hotel on the “Emily-friendly” scale. 1: THEY DON’T HAVE FRESH PRESSED JUICE (what is this madness?), 2: their internet is not faster than mine back home, which is the wifi magnitude that…

Busing and Baroque Art

I want to first start off by apologizing to all of my devout fans for the late post today. The lights were off in my room when I went to write the blog for the day and I must’ve fallen asleep before I could post it. The day today was mostly a travel day, with…

Como Como Como Como Como Chameleon

Hello my blog fans – comin’ at ya with yet another bomb post today. I am super happy to be hearing that everyone has been appreciating my posts as much as I have liked writing them. Today we ventured away from Milan, going on a day trip to Como, Italy – an absolutely gorgeous northern…

Leaving Pitt Just to Go Back to School

My main accomplishment of the day was learning how to use the Milan subway system, or the Metro. We were given metro cards that allow us to ride as many times as we want for the next 48 hours and we DEFINITELY used that to our advantage today. After all of our rides today I…

I Duo(n’t) (kn)mo Italiano

My father just messaged me that he loved my blog post from yesterday so clearly the pressure is on for this third post to please my growing fan base. The day started off with a nice croissant and three energy shots made from a mixture of orange and carrot juices (it’s good to know that…

Coping Jet Lag With an Expresso Shot

To start my post off with some life advice: try to avoid staying up for over thirty hours straight when at all possible. The second we landed in Milan I was obviously excited, but so tired from not sleeping on the plane that I could barely keep my eyes open on the bus ride to…

Pre-Departure Post

Hi everyone! To introduce myself, my name is Emily Eason and I am a marketing and communications double-major at the University of Pittsburgh. I’m originally from Rochester, NY which is known for our infamous garbage plates and being the hometown of the Wegmans empire, but I chose to come to Pitt because the city of…

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…