Final Reflection: 最終反思

Looking back at my brief two weeks in China I can honestly say that it was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I am so honored and privileged to have been given the opportunity to participate in such an amazing program like Plus3 as well as receive funds from the Thomas…

Day 13: 豫園 (Yu Garden & MORE)

I cannot believe the final day in China is already here! This trip, full of adventures, as absolutely flown by. It seems like it was just yesterday I was traveling on the bus from the airport into the city of Beijing! We started off the day by meeting up with our Shanghai tour guide and…

Day 12: 最好的現場參觀 (The best site visit)

Today’s day in Shanghai started off with the usual complimentary breakfast in the Regal East Asia Hotel which continues to impress day after day. Following the amazing breakfast, we then traveled to Delphi ICE and got to engage with one of the companies high ranking employees as well as a take a tour of their…

Day 11: 洋山深水港 (Yangshan Deep Water Port)

Day 3 in Shanghai once again did not disappoint. After another beautiful breakfast, we boarded the bus and headed off to Ocean East International Logistics. Today we had Mac Sullivan traveling with us on the bus who is currently the Greater China Trade Lane Manager for Toll Global Forwarding. Mac graduated from the University of…

Day 9: 上海人壽 (Shanghai Life!)

The first night in Shanghai went really well and I slept like a baby. Since our morning was not starting until 10, I woke up early to get a workout in the nice fitness center as well as grab something to eat at the amazing complimentary breakfast area. Following the usual morning run through, I…

Day 8: 上海 (Shanghai Arrival!)

Today we woke up early in order to start our long journey from the capital in Beijing to the financial capital of the country in Shanghai!  After our final breakfast at the Penta hotel in Beijing I packed up and boarded the bus to head over to the train station. Upon arrival, we went through…

Day 5: 紫禁城/天壇 (Forbidden City/Temple of Heaven)

Today we once again woke up bright and early for a day filled with excitement and adventures. To start off the day we traveled a short way by bus to Tiananmen square which was relatively close to the hotel given that we were staying in the first ring of Beijing and that Tiananmen square is…

Day 4: 小米 (Xiaomi & MORE!)

Once again, we were up bright and early to start the day in Beijing. Day 3 started off as usual with the complimentary breakfast which is always amazing followed by an hour bus ride to the first company visit: Sunshine Insurance Group. Sunshine was founded in 2005 and provides life and property insurance to people…

Day 3: 中央財經大學 (Central University of Finance and Economics)

The second day in Beijing was once again absolutely amazing. After once again having another amazing continental breakfast we boarded the bus and were off on the day. Today we visited the Central University of Finance and Economics location outside of the city which is considerably larger than their city location. The ride was about…

Day 2: 長城 (The Great Wall)

  The first full day in Beijing was amazing! After a great night’s sleep, I was fairly adjusted to the time as I was up at 6 am and we needed to be ready to go by 8. Luckily there was a great continental breakfast in the lobby with potatoes, bacon, rice, noodles, bread, and…

Day 1: 您好北京 (Hello Beijing!)

  We are off to Beijing! Today we woke up at 2:00 am to leave for the airport for our flight from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. and after a long 5 hour layover in D.C. and a 14-hour flight from D.C. we finally arrived in Beijing! Although the flight was by far the longest flight I have ever experienced, the pain was…

Devin Bluemling – Pre-Departure Expectations

My international experience to date is:  My international experience to date is relatively limited as the only time I have ventured outside of the country was two years ago when I went on a cruise to Haiti, Mexico, and Jamaica. However, for each stop we were only off the boat for the day and did…

Watch Out China! Here I Come!

Hello! My name is Devin Bluemling and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration. Although I am currently undecided as to what major I would like to pursue, I would love to have the opportunity to work in the sports business field as I am currently the Executive Vice President of Pitt’s…

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…