Italy Reflection

I have recently returned from Italy from the Pitt Plus3 program. I gained amazing experience and knowledge over my stay in the gorgeous country, and I could not feel more grateful to have been chosen for this program. The scholarship given to me by Pitt sourced from the Thomas Angelo Honors Scholarship was so supportive…

And…. We Out

Today was a super chill and laid back day. We started our day at the Milano Fashion Library. I really liked this visit because we kinda had freedom to do and look at whatever we wanted to. A couple friends and I browsed through old issues of Cosmo and laughed at how much times have…

Coming to a CLOTHES

Today was a great day in Milan. We didn’t have to wake up and be ready till 10:15 which I appreciated greatly. Then we embarked on a fashion store tour of the city. We looked at shops all around, big and small, talking about their importance in Italian culture. Then we took a tour of…

Back to Milan We Go

Wow. Was today packed, or what? We woke up early and had to meet in the lobby at 8:45 to depart from Verona. We hopped on the bus and took off for the Logistics Center of Verona Fashion Consortium. We were talked to mostly about Italy’s e-commerce industry. In Italy, e-commerce is not as big…

Clothes, Food, Repeat.

Today was sadly our last day in Verona. I took advantage of our free morning by catching up on my Zzzs and sleeping till 10:30. I woke up and quickly got changed to spend the rest of the day appreciating the city of love. I met up with my friends and made sure to keep…

I CANAL Get Over Venice

Today we went to the beautiful city of Venice. Venice is probably one of the cities that I had heard of most as an Americans for its massive water ways, but I had no idea how big the water way system was here. There really are not any cars to be found in the city;…

Arrivederci Florence, Ciao Verona!

Today we left the beautiful Florence to embark on our trip to Verona. I was sad to be leaving Florence as I didn’t know what to expect in Verona; Florence had it all – the beautiful Italian architecture and setting, more stores than you could imagine, museums left and right – I did not want…

Churches and Chicken Nuggets

Today was a pretty lax day for me. I took advantage of our late meeting time and slept in, and it was much needed. Then at noon we headed off for a tour of the Accademia Gallery, a museum filled with mostly marble statues made by artists during the Italian Renaissance.  I loved this museum…

Galileo Figaro

Today in Florence was amazing! It was such an activity filled day. For starters we went to the Florentine Leather School, a school for the artistry of leather crafting that dates back to 1294. Today the school still teaches students how to make leather goods, and also sells leather products. We learned about different types…

On the Road Again: Florence Edition

Today we said ciao to Milan, and hello to Florence! We met down at the lobby at 9:30 and embarked on a 4+ hour journey by bus to the city. The bus was not as bad as an experience as I thought it’d be since the seats were comfy and plentiful, there were outlets for…

A Pizza a Day Keeps the Abs Away

Today was very early morning for the Plus3 Italy gang. We met in the lobby at 8:30 am and were off to Como. Before we traveled to the lake, we made a stop at Mantero Seta Spa, a fabric manufacturer, to get insight on the beginning stages of the fashion supply chain. This visit was…

Everything Hurts, But I’m Thriving

Today was a long and packed day in Milano. We rose early and left for a presentation at the Università Cattolica. The presentation took place at a building dedicated to international students on a branch campus super close to the main one. It stared with a brief information session about possibly studying abroad at the…

Eatalying My Feelings

Today was the first day in which the group actually got to get a good look at the city of Milan. The day started with a quick crash course lesson on the Italian language, which was interesting, but I will most likely be forget within a couple days. After, some of the girls and I…

To Italy, We Go!

Ciao, amici! My name is Celeste Carboni and I just wrapped up my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh! I’m double majoring in finance and accounting while pursuing a certificate in Latin American studies. I consider myself to be very outgoing and especially enjoying studying mathematics at school. These two factors led to my…

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…