Reflection: The Top 3’s

I just want to start by thanking everyone who made this trip possible! From Pitt Study Abroad to the University of Augsburg, and to Arielle and Dr. Feick, who decided to take the time out of their lives to oversee a bunch of teenagers in international waters. These two weeks were some of the best…

Day 13: Back to the Place of the Monks

Today was our free day to go out and explore on our own time. I decided to go to Munich with Nick, James, Reid, Esme, and Joe. Although Salzburg seemed like a pretty interesting place to go to, I decided to go to Munich, so I could at least somewhat sleep in after being up…

Day 12: New Swan Stone

We started off our day today by driving about a half hour away to enjoy a typical Bavarian breakfast. Thank god I did not eat breakfast because I totally forgot about where we were going today and I wanted to make plenty of room for the sausage and pretzels about to come my way. The…

Day 11: Presentation Day

Today was the day everyone had been thinking about since the beginning of the trip. Presentation Day. I could not believe it came up so quickly on me. For breakfast, I only had some hard-boiled eggs and pickles to make sure I was not too full while presenting my project. At about 10:00 am, I…

Day 10: Ulm, When Do We Get to the Top?

We started off this Tuesday like no other. We started our day by climbing the extremely steep and clustered church tower in the city of Ulm. This church tower was the tallest church tower in the existence of all church towers. For me, it just felt like the tallest building in existence. Everyone on the…

Day 9: Carbon Filled Birthday!

On my birthday of all days, I finally got to visit the company that I have to present on. That company was SGL. SGL is a carbon fiber producer who also makes plenty of other products with graphites. SGL is also the number 1 carbon fiber supplier of the automobile industry. From their display I…

Day 8: Dachau

Writing today’s blog is not going to be as fun as the others were. This blog post will also be shorter than usual because this one event was the only thing running through my mind all day. Today, we visited the infamous Dachau concentration camp. I feel that posting pictures about this day should not…

Day 7: Place of the Monks

Unfortunately, my day on Saturday did not start off so great as I imagined it to be. I was told that we had about two minutes to get downstairs and I just got out of the shower. Luckily, I was able to get downstairs on time. However, I was not able to eat breakfast before…

Day 6: IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT FAURECIA’S NAME IS

We started our day with our tour of Faurecia. Faurecia is an automotive supplier who makes products consist of exhaust pipes and has parts in one-third of all vehicles on the road today. All we had to do to get to Faurecia was take an Augsburg street car which was a nice change of pace…

Day 5: Audi World

Today was by far the earliest day we had to wake up for one of our company visits. We had to go all the way to Ingolstadt. What was in Ingolstadt though made the trip completely worth the long bus ride and the early alarm that I might I have hit the snooze button on…

Day 4: Way More than Just Tires

Today before our tour of Continental, we decided to tour the city of Regensburg. We began to embark on our long journey to Regensburg at eight in the morning. Regensburg, in my opinion, is very similar to Augsburg. It is a city that has a lot of rich history, very gothic buildings, and other similar…

Day 3: Big Alps People

After getting a great night of sleep, it was time to make our first company visit of the trip at Hirschvogel Automotive Group. Hirschvogel is a manufacturing company who makes a lot of different supplies for automotive vehicles. For breakfast, I only had a couple of hard boiled eggs and was ready to go. Hircshvogel’s…

Day 2: Pepperoni is not Salami

Today we had to get up extremely early (relative to the times I usually get up) in order to meet up with our friends at the University of Augsburg. I was able to get up at around 730 in order to get ready for the day and have breakfast. While at breakfast, I had the…

Day 1: The Augsgang Arrives

Today was the day! I finally started my long-awaited study abroad trip to Germany as part of the renown Plus 3 program. Our flight arrived today in Munich at about 10:00 am. We started the day by taking our bus from the airport where there were some absolutely breath-taking sites of houses, fields, and flowers….

Breaking Out in Bavaria

Hello, or as they say in Bavaria, Servus! My name is Eamonn Flynn and I am currently a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh in the College of Business Administration. I am from Middletown, New Jersey, a small town that is just five minutes away from the beach and only an hour away from New…

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,…