Hey Augsburg….Prost!!!!

Overall, I could not have asked for a better trip to Germany. Words cannot describe my experience and the family that I made on this trip, but I will do my absolute best. There are five big highlights of my trip that I want to reflect on and share with you, the audience. First, the…

Day 13: München and Relaxin

For our final day in Germany, we got a free day to do whatever we wanted to do. I decided to head back to Munich with 5 other people to see more of the city. Today was the first day I had to be independent and work my way around Germany without the help of…

Day 12: Living like Royalty

Neuschwanstein was picture perfect…on the outside. This morning we travelled to a German village to eat a traditional Bavarian breakfast of Weißwurst and Bavarian pretzels. Weißvurst’s are white sausage and are boiled in a big pot in one big link. To eat them, you need to cut them apart and then cut off the outer…

Day 11: Presentations and Goodbye

The big day is finally here! This morning, my group woke up early and met to run through our presentation a few times at the University of Augsburg. We met at 9:30AM, rehearsed our presentation until about 12:00PM and then went to lunch. We ate lunch together at the Mensa, and I ate a German…

Day 10: I lost count of the Steps

Only the brave are cut out for the Munster Church Tower ascent, and I am proud to say that I defeated the odds. In all seriousness, I am over-exaggerating the trek a little bit, it is manageable for everyone! This morning, we took the ICE train to the city of Ulm, which is the fastest…

Day 9: SGL

Day 9: SGL Finally, our last company visit! I have really enjoyed the company visits, but I am ready to take a breather from them. Today, SGL was extremely generous with our group, and we opened the visit with a company presentation by one of Dr. Feick’s connections, Mr. Tilo Hauke. Mr. Hauke studied abroad…

Day 8: Walking through Hell

No words can truly describe what I experienced today, but I am going to try my best. I did not feel comfortable taking pictures today. We woke up early to head to the Dachau Concentration camp, which is only about a half hour outside of Augsburg. The weather was cold and rainy, and it really…

Day 7: Munchen!

Munich! Wow, today was a little overwhelming, but I enjoyed Munich the longer I stayed there. I might be visiting it again on my free day, but I am not sure yet! We took a 45-minute train ride to the big city and got off into a bustling train station. Unlike the United States, there…

Day 6: What is…Faurecia?

Day six was, well, interesting to say the least. We woke up and took the tram to Faurecia, which is a car supplier that focuses mainly on car exhaust systems and interior design products. We first had a factory tour, which was decent, but the factories seemed very empty. There were not that many workers…

Day 5: Audi’s Headquarters

Audi was quite the adventure today, and I went home today thinking how I really wouldn’t mind buying myself an Audi. I might need a bigger suitcase. Our morning started early with a two-hour bus ride to Ingolstadt, Germany, which is the world headquarters for Audi. Our bus pulled up to what was one of…

Day 4: Continental

Today was the longest day of my study abroad experience so far, but I was too tired to ever slow down. We left our hotel today at 8:00AM and took a two-hour bus ride to the city of Regensburg, which is a beautiful city in southern Germany. We had a company visit with Continental’s facility…

Day 3: Hirschvogel

Today was my company tour day, and I am so lucky I will be presenting on Hirschvogel. Hirschvogel gave us a comprehensive presentation and tour and our group has so much information and data that we can work with. After about a 45-minute drive, we arrived at Hirschvogel Umformtechnik, their company headquarters, and met with…

Day 2: “Taking off the Training Wheels” – Nick Erni

Augsburg keeps getting better and better. Today, we had an early day and traveled to the University of Augsburg for the first time. Here in Germany, students do not live on campus and instead live throughout the city. Therefore, students take the tram in the morning, which stops at the University. The campus has a…

Day 1: Burgh to Burg

Today, I really thought I would be tired and would take the day to readjust, but I didn’t need to. We got off the plane in the morning (it was 3:00AM in Pittsburgh), and my day was off in running after maybe getting one hour of sleep. After we checked into the hotel, Dr. Feick…

Augsburg Bound

Hello, my name is James Boston and I am a freshman in the University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration studying Finance and Accounting. I am excited to be participating in the 2019 Plus 3 Germany program and cannot wait to get to Augsburg! Before I came to Pitt, I went to Upper St. Clair…

Meet Plus3 Germany 2019!

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 4th- May 18th. The trip will culminate in a business strategy presentation by the University of Pittsburgh students,…