Plus 3 Final Reflection

Prior to the Plus 3 program, I was lucky enough to be awarded a scholarship to help fund my journey abroad. The gift of this scholarship made me aware of the Plus 3 program and how beneficial and educational it could be. As I researched more about the program, I decided that it would be…

China Final Thoughts and Reflection

Ethical Issues in My Profession: It is very important to consider ethical issues when dealing in any form of business. Failure to be aware of these ethical issues may result in punishments or failed businesses. One example of an ethical issue that may be faced is the collection of big data by a business. Many…

Final day in China

Today was our last day of an amazing experience in China. Our only planned activity for the day was to visit the historic Yu Gardens in shanghai. When we entered the garden, we got to see a lot of very impressive architecture and rock structures. The garden was very beautiful and peaceful as it was…

Du Pont and TE site visits

Today was our second to last day in China and was filled with two more company visits. First, we traveled to TE Connectivity’s Shanghai branch to learn about the operations of their company. Most of what they do and make deals with engineering principles that I was not too familiar with. We learned that TE…

Visiting the Largest Port in the World

Today was a fairly short day but an interesting one nonetheless. As we boarded the bus, we were greeted by Mac Sullivan of Toll Global Forwarding. While making our way to the largest port in the world, Mr. Sullivan explained to us what he does for Toll and how it relates to what we are…

Donghua University Visit and Lecture

Our second day in Shanghai consisted of another visit to a local university. This time, we got to visit Donghua University to learn more about the smartphone and E-commerce business. When we first got to the university, we were given a lecture about the rapidly growing field of business in these fields. This lecture was…

Arrival and First Day in Shanghai

Today got off to another early start as we had to wake up to catch our train to Shanghai. Fortunately, I was able to catch up on some sleep during the 6-hour bullet train ride from Xi’an. After another uncomfortable ride, we finally arrived in Shanghai. From the moment we stepped off the train, the…

Terra Cotta Warriors, Final day in Xi’an

Today was another phenomenal day and our last day in Xi’an. We started by taking a long bus ride to the outskirts if the city to visit the historic Terra Cotta warriors of the Qin dynasty. We learned so much about Chinese history form this amazing visit. The warriors were built to protect the tomb…

Children’s Village Visit and Pagoda Tour

Today was our first of two full days in Xi’an. We started by having breakfast in the hotel which, in my opinion, was even better than the breakfast we were served by the hotel in Beijing. After breakfast, we got on the bus and took a long ride to the villages on the edge of…

Arrival in Xi’an

Today got off to an early start as we woke up at 5:30 to head to the Beijing train station. At the train station while we were waiting for the train, I tried some delicious Chinese dumplings. When we finally got on the train, we traveled at 200 miles per hour for about 6 hours…

Last Day in Beijing

Today we returned to cultural visits with trips to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. Tiananmen Square is the center of the city of Beijing and is home to the resting place of Chairman Mao. After a quick walk through the square, we made our way to the Forbidden City, home…

Cheetah and Microsoft Visits

Today we started our company visits with trips to both Cheetah Mobile and Microsoft. Cheetah Mobile was an incredible experience as we started the visit by being spoken to by the Chief Technological Officer of the company who gave us an overview of the company and very informative answers to questions that we posed about…

Visiting a Chinese University

Day two in Beijing was a very different experience than day one, but a very enjoyable and informative one nonetheless. The day started off with another hotel breakfast followed by a one-hour bus ride to the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing. We were met there by professors of and students of the…

Great day at the Great Wall

Today was out first full day in China. We got off to a great start with an unexpectedly delicious breakfast from the hotel consisting of dumplings, eggs, tea, and many other foods. After breakfast we departed for the Great Wall of China. On the way there we were educated on the rich history of the…

Plus3 China Pre Departure Report

My international experience to date is limited compared to what I will be experiencing on this trip to China; however, I do have some experience. Most recently, I went to Spain to visit my sister who was studying abroad there. I stayed in Madrid and visited the cities off Toledo and Segovia. I also recently…

Meet Plus3 China 2017!

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…