China: Summary

My time in China was unforgettable and easily an experience of a lifetime. Studying abroad opened my eyes to another side of life both in a professional and cultural way. Culturally I got to witness how Chinese people live everyday which is a significant difference compared to the United States.  For example, road rage is…

Day 13: The 36 hour day/farewell China

Today started off with some nice espresso and toast as I knew that it was about the be a thirty-six-hour day due to traveling. After breakfast, we were off to visit Yu Garden, a garden and housing area built for an emperor’s grandparents during the Qing dynasty since elders are revered as extremely important in Chinese…

Day 12: That’s a lot of boxes!

Today, as all days, began with a great breakfast of toast and chocolate pastries. Today was very bittersweet since It was the last company visit of the trip and although I miss the states it is definitely sad to be almost done in china. Today’s visit was Yang Shan port, a shipping company which handles a…

Day 10: The great company adventure

Today started, as usual, with a great breakfast. This morning it starred a really good waffle and some espresso which was really great. We then were off to AmCham, the American Chamber of Shanghai. government to work together on creating a better world. This was especially prominent with the recent trade tariffs between China and…

Day 9: How do those people bend like that?

The day before today started with a bullet train ride where I spent a good amount of the time watching Good Will Hunting and freaking out about the 76ers game even though I don’t watch sports. When we arrived, we got into the bus and headed to the hotel. On the way, I honestly wasn’t…

Day 6: This smog is so bad!

Today started with breakfast as always but this time I had almost only banana bread and apple juice since everything else was tasting kind of funky at the time. After breakfast, we loaded the bus and headed off to the terra-cotta warriors. Upon arriving, we were immediately overwhelmed by people wanting to take pictures with…

Day 6: I’ve never seen so many people in one place

Yesterday was a day of travel so it started extremely early, at about five thirty. The great part about this traveling was that it was on a bullet train which was super cool and really comfortable! It was like riding in business class on a flight, but the seats were better, and the food was…

Day 4: Beijing was heaven!

Day four started off with breakfast and the bus ride to Tienemen square. Arriving was very reflective of past events and beautiful since it is the third biggest square in the world. As soon as we began to walk from the bus to the square, we were bombarded by people trying to sell us random…

Day 3: I will never buy apple again!

Today started off with breakfast as usual which was still amazing. I even tried the curry pork today and it was amazing. After breakfast we all loaded up the bus and went on our way to Huawei. Arriving at Huawei was like looking at the gates of heaven if heaven was a mix between Westworld…

Day 2: This food is so amazing!

Day two started by me waking up at seven and going down to get breakfast. I still absolutely love the bacon here and tried a small dish called a curry pocket which was fantastic as well as yogurt that I drank with a straw, I ended up eating five of those. After breakfast, we were…

Day 1: The Great Wall and Summer Palace

Today opened up with me waking up at four AM due to jet lag followed by me immediately going back to sleep and reawakening at around ten minutes until 7. The food here is amazing! After waking up, I went down and enjoyed a great breakfast which consisted of everything from really thick greasy bacon…

China Bound!

Ni Hao! My name is Jacob Hanzlik and I am a Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Major currently switching out of the Swanson school of engineering. I am from Leechburg Pennsylvania, about a thirty minute drive from Pittsburgh, and I am incredibly excited to study abroad in China! In Leechburg, I graduated from Kiski Area…

Meet Plus3 China 2019!

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 in 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…