Day Twelve: Milan

Yesterday marked our last day in Milan, and while I was sad to be so close to the end, I was determined to make the last day a good one. The weather was nice- not even a chance of rain- and we had a free afternoon after our morning activity and farewell lunch. Our morning…

Day Eleven: Milan

The first thing we did today was go on a walking tour of Milan. This one was different than the one from our first day here because this was specifically a fashion walking tour, as opposed to the cultural walking tour we were given the first time. We walked through a street with a bunch…

Day Ten: Verona to Milan

The day started early. On the way back to Milan we were visiting three companies. I enjoyed the last breakfast in Grand Hotel, making sure I got my fill not just because of the long day ahead, but because that was the best breakfast out of the three hotels. The first company we visited was…

Day 10: Verona

Our second and last day in Verona started with breakfast and shopping. This hotel has the best breakfast out of the three hotels that we’ve stayed in. Their croissants are just so flaky! After breakfast, I was shopping with a few friends. While a lot of the stores included high-end fashion, my friends and I…

Day Nine: Venice

Today we took a day trip to Venice- not because it has anything to do with supply chain management in the fashion industry; just because it’s Venice and Venice- like all Italian cities- is beautiful. Before we even actually did anything in Venice, we were amazed by its beauty. We took a taxi when we…

Day Eight: Verona

Today’s going to be a blog loaded with pictures because even though we’ve only been in Verona since 3, I’ve taken pictures of everything. We left Florence at about 11 this morning and the ride to Verona was three or four hours. Like on our trip from Milan to Florence, there was a rest stop…

Day 7: Florence

I can’t believe that I’m halfway through Plus3. Tomorrow morning we leave to spend a couple day in Verona, so today was our last day in Florence, and it was definitely eventful. Today we had a guided tour of Florence where we visited the gallery that housed the statue of David. As a former Latin…

Day 6: Florence

Despite spending half of the day yesterday sort of sleeping, today was a very long day for me, and unfortunately I was tired from the beginning, which was not the best for our packed day, but I made the best of it- and by that I mean that I after the last event I rushed…

Day 5: Florence

This morning we left our hotel in Milan to spend a few days in Florence. Florence is about 4 hours from Milan so the first half of the day was spent trying to sleep on the coach bus, but I had a seat to myself because there were probably 40 or so seats and only…

Day 4: Como

We went to a new city today called Como, and everyone decided to do fun puns involving the city’s name. I decided against having fun with my title in order to keep consistency among my blog post. Also, I’m not that clever so this is a lot easier. The first thing we did in Como…

Day 3: Milan

Today we highlighted the educational part of this study abroad opportunity by going to a university and by going to the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology. Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, the biggest private university in Europe was very welcoming to our group. First, a representative from the university came…

Day 2: Milan

Today’s main event was a walking tour of Milan. According to Shelby’s Fitbit, I’ve walked about 8 miles today, but it was definitely worth it. Our guide took us from the hotel all the way to the cathedral in the Duomo. As we walked through the city, I feel like we really got to see…

Day 1: Milan

Our flight was long; my sleep was sporadic, but looking out the window as the plane landed in Milan just had me thinking about how grateful I am to be. Even though I’ve been to Italy before, I expect this trip to be like no other, and I’m very thankful that the Swanson School of…

Meet Plus3 Italy 2018!

Welcome to the Italy Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Dr. Karen Bursic and Dr. Renee Clark are traveling to Milan, Italy with 20 College of Business Administration and Swanson School of Engineering students from May 5 – May 19. In addition to numerous cultural experiences, the trip will include visits to Como Textile, Milan Textile, MF1-Mario Faroni Knitwear Factory, Sartorial Cavour…