Germany, I’ll Be Bach!

I cannot believe it has already been two weeks since the end of Plus3 Germany! It is difficult to summarize the entire trip in one blog, but I am going to try my best. The Plus3 program was definitely one of the best two weeks of my life. I learned so much, met so many…

Day 13: A Few of My Favorite (Salzburg) Things

Today was our free day, and unfortunately it was also our last full day in Germany. Ten of us decided to travel to Salzburg, Austria. I wanted to spend my free day there because I had seen many beautiful pictures of Salzburg, and I was also excited because Salzburg is home to both Mozart and…

Day 12: A Real-Life Fairytale

I had been looking forward to visiting the Neuschwanstein castle since the first Plus3 lecture, and today did not disappoint! The day began with a traditional Bavarian breakfast, which I had also been very excited about, as Dr. Feick and some of the German students had told us how delicious the food was. Since we…

Day 11: Final Presentations!

Finally! Today was the day that we all had been working towards for the past two weeks: presentation day. We were all meeting at one in the afternoon to begin presentations, so we were on our own the entire morning. I got up, ate breakfast, and met with my group at 10am at the University…

Day 10: Münster or Monster?

My day started off the same as usual, with a breakfast of scrambled eggs, croissants, and yogurt with fruit. We were going to the city of Ulm today, and I was ready to climb the tower that Dr. Feick had been telling us about for a while now (or so I thought). The unusual part…

Day 9: Carbon and Chemistry

We had our last company visit today, and we had some free time in the afternoon to work on our final presentations. The last company was SGL, who produces carbon fiber materials. It was a rough morning for me, as I woke up later than I had planned to and then did not have time…

Day 8: A Dark Day in Dachau

Today was the darkest and most somber day of the trip by far. We visited Dachau, the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in 1933. The weather was cold and rainy, which definitely added to the dark and dreary mood. We had all been preparing for the tough trip ahead of us. Once we…

Day 7: Not the Wurst Day in Munich

Our departure time was at 9am this morning, so we finally got to sleep in a little more than usual. We walked over to the train station, which was not too far from the hotel. The weather forecast said rain all day, which made us all question whether we were in Pittsburgh or Augsburg. The…

Day 6: Everyone’s Favorite Company!

Our fourth and final company visit of the week was Faurecia, which also happens to be my company. We had a slightly later start time today, which everyone was happy about. The factory is in Augsburg, so we just took the streetcar to get there, which only took about twenty minutes. There was some miscommunication…

Day 5: Augsgang at Audi

Today was the earliest departure time yet – we left at 7:15am. Everyone was exhausted but also very excited about today’s company visit: Audi. We all slept on the bus ride and woke up in Ingolstadt. I did not really know what to expect from the visit, but I knew that it would be like…

Day 4: Not Quite the City of Bridges

The second company visit was Continental, which was located near Regensburg. However, we went to the city of Regensburg first for a tour before going to the company site. The bus ride was almost two hours, and I took advantage of this time to catch up on some much-needed sleep. When we arrived in Regensburg,…

Day 3: On Top of the World

Today we visited Hirschvogel on our first company visit. I was very excited because I was not sure what to expect from the factory tour. We had an early start to the day and headed off to Hirschvogel. On the bus ride there, we passed Landsberg, where Hitler was imprisoned and wrote Mein Kampf. The…

Day 2: First Taste of Augsburg

Today was our first full day in Augsburg, and I had my first taste of the breakfast at the hotel. The breakfast is very delicious, and I am excited to my start my day everyday with the food there. I had eggs, a croissant, and yogurt with fruit and granola, which is very similar to…

Day 1: The Adventure Begins

After a night at Nordenberg Hall filled with delicious food at the Union Grill, intense games of mafia, and a restless night of sleep, we were finally ready to leave for Germany! Some of us in the group woke up earlier than necessary in order to enjoy one last meal at Pamela’s Diner, and then…

Next Stop, Augsburg!

Hi everyone! My name is Michelle Wang, and I am currently a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering. I am majoring in Bioengineering while also being on the pre-med track. My hometown is Bucks County, PA (aka ~outside of Philly~). I have lived in the same place my entire life, and while I love…

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,…