My Fantastic Time in Germany

It’s hard to even begin to describe how much of an amazing experience this trip was. I came into the trip excited to experience new cultures and to explore Germany. I accomplished both of those expectations and so much more. My time in Germany has taught me a lot about their way of life. I…

Day 13: Free Day in Munich

As for my last day in Germany, I chose to go to Munich with some of my friends for the day. We woke up at a comfortable time and took the train into Munich that morning. I was really surprised how cheap the tickets were. By purchasing a group pass, the tickets came out to…

Day 12: The Moon King’s Castle

Today we visited Neuschwanstein Castle in Southern Bavaria by the Alps. On the way there that morning, we stopped at a local farm to try wiesswurst, a traditional German sausage. It was delicious. Editha and I ate 4 and a quarter sausages, more than anyone else there. On top of that, I also had apfelschorle…

Day 11: Presentations and Farewell

Today was presentation day. I was honestly glad to be done with the project so I could enjoy the rest of the week without worrying about working on it. I was really impressed with how our final presentation turned out, and everyone was very impressed with our appendix section. All the groups did really well…

Day 10: 768 Steps

Today we went to Ulm, which notably has the highest church tower in the world. Even though I don’t like heights, I had to climb the 768 steps to get the awesome view of the city.  The climb itself was a really cool experience. The entirety of the climb was done by very narrow spiral…

Day 9: Team Audi and SGL

This morning we toured SGL Carbon, a company that manufactures Carbon Fiber for the automotive industry. I was really impressed with this company because of the vast number of products they make. The produce different materials besides carbon fiber as well, such as graphine. The most fascinating thing about carbon fiber is how lightweight it…

Day 8: Dachau

Before I get into what I saw today, I want to preface by saying that there won’t be many pictures as I didn’t feel right walking around the former concentration camp like a tourist. I am also going to be blunt about what I saw. When we took the bus over I was already feeling…

Day 7: Surfers and Hofbrauhaus

Today was the first morning we didn’t have to get up really early, which was a big help. I got my usual breakfast at the hotel and then went with the group to Augsburg’s train station. This was my first time on a train and I was surprised by how smoothly it ran. It took…

Day 6: Faurecia and the Bavarian Alt-Right

Faurecia Tour Going in to the next company trip, I knew it was going to be hard to go after Audi given their amazing presentation and production line. Nevertheless, I was still really excited to see Faurecia, a company that works on the exhaust systems of cars as well as other components on the interior,…

Day 5: I want Iron Man’s Audi

Today is the day of my company’s tour, Audi. A few months ago when I was assigned to this group I was so excited that this was my company. I love Audi’s cars and I’m super interested in how their assembly line functions. I was not at all disappointed during the tour. It took roughly…

Day 4: The Continental Robots of Regensburg

The day started off with another trip to the hotel breakfast for some delicious bread and jam with some fresh brewed coffee. The entire group then took a two hour bus to Regensburg which I slept a lot of the way through. We eventually got to the city and we started our day there with…

Day 3: Throwing Snowballs off the Alps

Today was the first company tour. Going into the day, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the tours. Once we got to Hirschvogel, I was absolutely blown away. We talked to the Vice President of the company who was an engineer about the manufacturing processes that go into making all of the small car…

Day 2: St. Ulrich and the Boys

The second day of the trip was just as (if not more) amazing than the first. I started off the day by getting a great roll from the hotel for breakfast. After that our group took a streetcar to meet the German students at Augsburg University. When we got there, I was surprised to see…

Day 1: Autobahn und Augsburg

After an eight hour flight from Chicago, I finally arrived in Munich at 9:00 am having gotten only two hours of sleep since 7:00 am the previous day. Immediately after getting off the plane I knew it was going to be a fantastic experience. Because I know very little German, all of the signs were…

Adventure to Augsburg!

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. J.R. R. Tolkien. About Me Hi everyone! My name is Joe Wright. I’m finishing my Freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School…

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,…