Thomas Angelo Scholarship

Today I write about a week out of arriving back home from China.  The generous offering of the Thomas Angelo Honors Scholarship has allowed me to afford this once in a lifetime experience. After being questioned for one week by everyone in my family about my experiences, I feel as though I have had proper…

That’s a Wrap

Final Summary: Today I write about a week out of arriving back home from China.  After being questioned for one week by everyone in my family about my experiences, I feel as though I have had proper time to reflect.  The things that I have learned I will never forget.  I have learned a ton…

The End of My Great Adventure

Day 13: Well this was it, the final day in China.  I tried to fit in everything that I could today.  We started with a guided tour of the Yu Garden.  This was a private garden in Shanghai that was built by a rich family and has since been turned into a tourist attraction.  Markets…

The First of the Goodbyes

Day 12: The week keeps getting more and more exhausting.  I have trouble keeping my eyes open if I sit for too long.  The trip thus far has been amazing.  I am trying to limit my sleep because I am trying to get everything out of this trip that I can. Today we began the…

As the Ship Sails Out to Sea, China Ships All It’s Goods Away to Me

Day 11: Well today I found out something that made me feel really embarrassed.  So, my friends showed me the video of the knife “throwing” from the acrobat show.  It turns out that no knives were actually thrown at me, and the whole thing was fake.  I felt really embarrassed because my friends kept it…

More Walking, More Fun

Day 10: Today we started out the day with a nice short bus ride.  Long commutes to various locations have been a part of our daily lives here.  Honestly it felt weird not to be on a bus and napping for the entire ride.  After leaving the bus I instantly began to feel the heat. …

ShangHI to All of the Long Lost Sick Kids

Day 9: Can you guess how we started today? That’s right, another bright and early morning.  We had to meet in the lobby this morning at 6:30. This train ride was definitely better than the first one though.  I was able to sit by my two friends Chris and Alec.  I slept a lot and…

The Educated Haggler

Day 7: Today started out a little hectic, my new roommates phone was vibrating a lot last night, so when I finally had enough of it I got up and set it to do not disturb. Since we do so much in a day though I was able to go right back to bed and…

We Walk to the Beat of Rocky’s Drum

Day 6: I woke up at 5:20 am today to get ready for the train. Once I arrived in the lobby I discovered that two more people went to the hospital in the middle of the night. When it was time to leave only 17 out of 24 students were okay enough to make the…

I am “Forbidden” from Getting Sick

Day 5: Once again everyone got up and looked exhausted.  It has been a long but fun trip, and we still have 8 days to go.  Today’s adventure began with us visiting Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.  Tiananmen Square is where all the current Chinese government buildings can be found.  They are pretty buildings,…

Business, Business, Business

Day 4: Tiredness has begun to set in. Everyone on the trip seems to be low on energy because we all want to stay out and explore every part of Beijing that we can. Today ended up being a lot of walking again. It was very hot and wearing dress clothes all day certainly did…

One for the Scholars, One for the Athletes

Day 3: Today was slightly a more relaxing and slow-paced day than the first two. The program guided visit today involved a trip to the Central University of Finance and Economics. Upon arrival we walked to one of the lecture halls. We then received a lecture from Dr. Yao, whose Phd is in Marketing, and…

My “Great” Sweaty Adventure

Day 2: Today was honestly one of the most exhausting days of my life. Not only did my iPhone tell me that I logged 8.2 miles of walking and took over 21,000 steps, but I am pretty sure I sweated every ounce of water in my body out as well. Nevertheless, it was a very…

First Exploration

Day 1: Today we made the long and grueling journey from the US to China. The day started with pulling an all nighter with most of the Plus3 China gang. It was a long night but worth it to get our sleeping schedules somewhat adjusted. We began the journey at 2:45 am when we departed…

China Pre-departure Expectations

– My international experience to date is: Currently, I have very limited international study experience.  This will be the first time I will be outside of the country by myself.  The only time I was outside of the country was on a cruise with my family.  We visited the Grand Cayman Islands and Jamaica each…

Across the Universe… To China

Hello! I am Jared Wehner, and I am currently a freshman student in Pitt Business at the University of Pittsburgh.  My intended majors are Finance and Business Information Systems, and I am planning on pursuing a certificate in Business Analytics.  I am from small town Johnstown Pennsylvania and have really embraced the move to the…

Meet Plus3 China 2018!

Welcome to the China Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Each year, a group of freshman engineering and business students will conduct a 2-week field study in several cities China. The field study includes company visits, sightseeing, and lectures in China, and the students will learn about international dimensions of engineering, business, and culture. Each student will…