Day 14: Remember to take advantage of every day

The Plus Three Program has been the best experience of my entire life. I don’t know any other school that has a study abroad program, this rich in culture and experience, given to freshman. Before I had committed to Pitt I was looking into each specific school that I had been accepted to. Every school…

Day 13: Discovering the fortress is Salzburg

Another early morning, but this time we are heading to Austria. Same breakfast as always, and at this point we are great at waking up early in the morning. Me and a group of 9 other students decided to spend our free day in Salzburg, Austria. I did not do much of the planning with…

Day 12: Neuschwanstein Castle

Early morning, chocolate croissant, and a latte, nothing new. On our 12th day in Germany we had a busy day planned ahead of us. We were having a traditional Bavarian breakfast at Baindlkirch. A short bus ride later and we got to our first destination to eat white sausages and pretzels. The pretzels were soft…

Day 11: Our final dinner is not goodbye…yet

This may come as a surprise, but I had a chocolate croissant and a latte for breakfast. However, I was able to sleep in because today is presentations day. I woke up at 9, showered, and dressed in business professional, the last time I will have to dress up during this trip. The Audi group,…

Day 10: Oh my Ulm

Oh what a morning this was blog. Chocolate croissant and latte, like usual. The group was running a little late so instead of taking the street tram to the train station, we sped walked down the street. Watching 20 American students, in Germany, speed walking to a train is an interesting sight. Some are up…

Day 9: SGL, our last site visit

Guten Morgen blog! Today is the day of our last site visit. Bitter sweet because we do not have to wear business casual from now on, but it finally set in that the program is ending. No worries though, I had my chocolate croissant and latte to start my day right. I was wearing my…

Day 8: Remembering History

Good morning blog, my day started like every other day, chocolate croissant and a latte from the coffee machine in the hotel lobby. Today we are going to Dachau. We got to sleep in and we didn’t leave until 9 in the morning. There was a forecast of rain for that day so we prepared…

Day 7: Making our way downtown

May 11th, 2019 GOOOOOODDDDDD MORNINGGGG AUGSSBURRGGGG! Guess what we did first thing in the morning? Breakfast at Ibis, if you couldn’t guess. Chocolate croissant, eggs, bacon, and a latte, my new morning routine. Today was our day in Munich, I was very excited. I love Augsburg, but I wanted to see another part of Germany….

Day 6: And as you can see, I work at Faurecia

May 10th, 2019 Surprise, surprise, early morning breakfast at the hotel. Wondering if you were expecting that or not. Dressed in business casual and sipping my latte today we were going to Faurecia. I dressed in my navy blue business casual pants with my maroon blouse. I was ready for the day.  This was the…

Day 5: A(re)u(ready)di

May 10th, 2019 Today is the day blog! It’s my company site visit, we are going to Audi. Not going to lie, the day did not start the way I hoped it would have. While changing I come to find my suit does not fit anymore. The pants are too git and the jacket just…

Day 4: How chocolate changed my life

May 9th, 2019 Decided to change it up a bit and eat a chocolate croissant instead of a plane croissant. My entire world has changed. I have never really been a fan of plane chocolate or chocolate flavored things. For example, chocolate cake, pudding, cupcakes, or muffins, I’m just not into. But new country new…

Day 3: View prettier than Mount Washington?

May 7th, 2019 Wake up, breakfast downstairs, croissants, bacon and eggs, and we are off to Hirshvogel. Our first company site visit and we have no idea what to expect. We drove South of Augsburg to get to the plant. After a good nap on the bus we were at Hirshvogel. This is my first…

Day 2: Still learning how to say Danke…

May 6th, 2019 First time having breakfast in the hotel, even though I am not much of a breakfast person, the food was very good. Different than what we get in America, only one waffle maker, no pancakes or syrup in sight, hardboiled eggs, cheese, meat, and croissants. After breakfast we went to the University…

Day 1: Far From Home Now

I am not the biggest fan of planes, flying scares me. However, it was all worth it to know that we were going to be in Germany. After landing in Munich and getting off the plane I knew I needed coffee. My first German coffee was Starbucks, at that point we just needed caffeine. The…

Auf Wiedersehen Pittsburgh, Hallo Augsburg!

Hello, my name is Alexandra Miller! I am a freshman studying Marketing and Supply Chain in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. I am from Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, which is about 15 minutes from Philadelphia. I graduated from Harriton High School where I played tennis for four years and was captain…

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,…