Post Program Reflection

I’m still in awe of the time I’ve had abroad in Germany! It’s been incredible to say the least and it is something I will be able to talk about and recount for years to come. I wouldn’t think I would say this about a close to $5,000 trip, but it is truly a ‘bang for…

Day 13: “So Long, Farewell” (Last Full Day)

Today was the day, the day where the planner said: All day – Free time. All 20 of us were given the chance to go off on our own for the whole day! Most of us had decided to go to Austria, while some went to Nuremberg, some went to visit family, and some decided…

Day 11: The Dreaded Day

So here we are: Presentation Day. I said in Day 6’s blog that Ulm was one of the days I was least looking forward to (because of the 768 steps) however, as I also mentioned I was wrong. Today was probably one of my least favorite days as it was time for our final presentation….

Day 10: Short Planned Day, Long Prep Day

Today we expected it to start off like many of our days: wake up, eat breakfast, meet up, take some sort of transit, go to a typical site visit (with varying companies obviously). So we did just that, up until the ‘typical’ site visit. We get to H&K and we’re waiting just outside of the…

Day 9: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Politics talk Lunch Robots Dinner These are the series of unfortunate events. I’ll touch on each of them within the normal blog. Note: Some are more unfortunate than others Our day started with a talk regarding German politics and the culture around that. It was interesting but in all honesty I was a little confused through…

Day 8: Mood Shift

Today started like any other day. All of us at random points coming down for breakfast, getting ready for the day, but this was not any other day. Today we were going to Dachau, the first Nazi Concentration Camp. It wasn’t our typical sightseeing day. The bus ride there seemed pretty normal, even right before…

Day 7: Free Time → Empty Wallets

The day started out okay, everything was fine and we got to the train station, made it on the very packed train. This was the problem though because there was an idea to try and get on to another car, which would have also been packed, but miscommunication struck and we didn’t understand that’s what…

Day 6: Ulmmmm?…. I couldn’t think of a title

Seriously I was stuck on this blog for a while simply because I couldn’t think of a title and I didn’t just want to make it Ulm, so kinda that but with a twist…Anyway, we went from the day I was looking forward to most to probably one of my least favorite days I was…

Day 5: ‘Neuschwanclimb’

Today was the day I had been looking forward to probably the most on this trip…Neuschwanstein Castle!! When I heard we were going here on this trip I was so excited and couldn’t wait to go. Finally, today was the day! The bus ride there had a great view at one point where we could…

Day 4: Across the River to Regensburg

Later start for our 4th day here in Germany  which was nice, yet somehow I was still tired! Luckily there was a long bus ride ahead of us to take a nap. We were headed to Continental for the day where we got a couple presentations, both of which were super interesting and since there…

Day 3: Third Day, Two Cities, and One Long Day

We had already been filling each day with a lot of activities and keeping busy, but this one was just seemed to be packed to the max. Our third day called for our first site visit of the trip. We went to SGL Group: The Carbon Company. The company grounds were set up somewhat like a…

Day 2: “I’ll be the horse!”

Our second day was a lot of fun. It started by taking the tram to the university which seemed to be much more efficient than public transport in the US. When we were at the university it felt like the opposite of Pitt’s campus. They had more greenery, a lake/river running through campus, and in…

Day 1: Battling with Excitement and Exhaustion

To describe our first day in Germany it was exciting but packed. Our day started super early because the flight landed at 6:00 and it was go, go, go from there. We took about an hour bus ride from the airport in Munich to Augsburg and arrived at the hotel before we could check in….

Patiently Awaiting Augsburg

Hello! My name is Gemma and I am a student in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, I plan on majoring in Accounting, but am still exploring the possibility of other majors. I will also be working towards a certificate in Leadership and Ethics starting this coming Fall. I’m from…

Meet Plus3 Germany 2018!

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 5 – May 19. In addition to numerous cultural experiences, the trip will include visits to BMW, Faurecia,…