May 19th- On my way home… to safe tap water!

Last day in Shanghai, another great night sleep without an early morning – great breakfast at the Regal.  My friends and I had a few hours at the hotel (or area close by) until we had to assemble around 11am for the trip to the airport.  It was a weird time because we all had…

May 18th- I eat something other than Chinese food!

After one of the first nights where I had gone to bed at a reasonable time, I woke up feeling well-rested and ready for the Yu Garden, the last cultural site of our trip. In addition, I knew today that I would have a few hours to hang out before I needed to be back…

May 17th- I learn Chinese finance without a class!

Today was the last of our company visits for the trip. Personally, it was my favorite day for site visits overall as well. The first visit of the day was to Delphi Technologies. It began with a presentation done by a past Pitt graduate, which was a cool way to start the presentation. In fact,…

May 16th- Logistics? Who knew it was interesting?

Today was another day in the beautiful Regal Hotel. After a late night the night before, I was really hoping to sleep in. Unfortunately, this is one of our earliest days that we had over the trip. I woke up at 6:00 for the 7:20 meeting time, and was up and down at breakfast by…

May 15th- Who wants to start a trade war?

Today was the second of my trips to different universities in China. After another solid breakfast, we went to the East China University of Science and Technology. It was some ways away, and I took a nice long nap on the way up.                 Upon getting there, it was not a barred and gated university,…

May 14th- I finally see what I missed in Xi’an

May 14th was our last day where the seven sick students were alone. We met up with the big group today, and resumed the rest of our trip the next day. We were given another late morning to recover from the train ride the day before. It was the first day where we ate breakfast…

May 13th- I ride the fastest train in the world

Waking up, I was still scared to eat the breakfast I normally eat, so today I had a lot of rolls and some potatoes. It was good, but it was quite bland. I was one of 7 members of our group who were sick enough to go the hospital. It was a late morning because…

May 10th- I get to see history older than the United States

May 10th was an early morning and unfortunately I had not had not much sleep during the prior evening. I woke up an hour before our leave time so that I could make sure that I ate breakfast and shower before we left. Once again, I had a great breakfast (which had now been normalized…

May 9th- Ceramic Smartphones? No way!

May 9th was our latest morning of the week. It also happened to be the first night I was able to sleep though without waking up, and was followed by another strong breakfast where I branched out in terms of how much fruit and washed goods (I had been very careful eating fresh foods as…

May 8th- I see a Chinese education…

After a busy day visiting the Great Wall, I was still not able to sleep well. I woke up a few times, just as yesterday, but I was able to get closer to a good night’s sleep. I woke up early again, around 6 this morning. It was my second day waking up in the…

May 7th- The Great Wall is crossed off my Bucket List

May 7th was my first day eating the hotel breakfast. Although I would change my meal over the course of the week, my staple portions would begin here.  I knew from prior international trips that finding a way to understand the local rhythms and food was a key part of experiencing a new culture. It…

May 5th and 6th- Going forward in time?!

I will admit, when I thought about going to China the last thing that crossed my mind was how little sleep I would get. As I went to bed on May 5th, I could barely keep my excitement at bay. What was it going to be like? What was I going to watch on the…

China, here we come!

Hi! My name is Ryan moore, and I am a rising sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am in the College of Business administration, and am currently an undeclared major. I am from Westfield, New Jersey, and look forward to this trip to China! One of the deciding factors in choosing Pitt as my…

Ryan Moore Pre-Departure Report

– My international experience to date is: I have traveled a fair amount internationally. Technically internationally, I have visited Mexico 8 times for mission trips and have been to Canada. Overseas, I have been to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for a school organized trip, and I have visited South Africa with a layover in Dubai…

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…