Day 14: Bound for USA

Today was a sad day, as we were finally leaving Augsburg and heading back home to the states. We woke up super early so we could get to the airport on time. As always, I personally woke up again to “Never Gonna You Up” by Rick Astley. I went downstairs to dig into a big…

Reflection Blog

It’s crazy to think that a little over two weeks ago, we were gathering in Panther Hall getting ready to go to a different continent. Plus 3 Germany was an amazing journey where I developed so many new and great friendships that will last for a long time. I also learned so much about business…

Day 13: Her name was Barbara

I got up at 6:15 am by waking up to Rick Astley and headed downstairs. We ate breakfast and took some pears for a snack as usual. Apples are my favorite, but sadly weren’t available. Today was our free day where we could do whatever we wanted. Some of us had the idea of going…

Day 12: Germany’s Disney

I woke up at 7:30 am  to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”, but didn’t get out of bed until 7:56 am when I went downstairs and grabbed some breakfast. We boarded the bus ready for an amazing adventure. On our travels, I was excited to finally see some animals, a deer and two swans….

Day 8: Dachau

I got out of bed at 8:40 am to “Never Gonna Give You Up”, went to breakfast and waited for everyone to get ready. We hopped on a bus and headed to Dachau not fully knowing what to expect. It was a rainy morning which added to the already somber mood as we arrived at…

Day 11: The Big Day is Finally Here!!!

Presentation day had arrived! I had alarms set from 8:40-9:15 am so I wasn’t late. After a nice shower, I grabbed some breakfast and headed towards the University of Augsburg for our final presentation prep. We practiced twice before getting lunch, then once more after. Then it was time for the real thing. Our team,…

Day 10: 768 stairs to Heaven

Today I woke up to “Never Gonna Give you Up” by Rick Astley, at 6:40 am because we were leaving the hotel at 7:35. We arrived at the station, hopped on the tram, and headed to the city of Ulm. Looking out the window, I noticed how the land is flat, green, and luscious. We…

Day 9: SGL life

Day 9: I woke up at 7:46 am to the lovely sounds of Rick Astley. After a big breakfast, we got on the bus and were off to our last company visit, SGL Carbon, a company that specializes in carbon fiber manufacturing. Upon arriving, I was surprised at how small the facility was. It was…

Day 3: And We’re off to the Company Races!!!

I woke up at 7:30 am, got breakfast and headed for the bus. The name on the bus was “Storz” which made me think of the Martz bus company back home in Dallas, PA. One thing I noticed was that both this area of Germany and Pittsburgh have similar traffic in the morning. As we…

Day 5: Innovation That Excites, now that’s Audi!!!

This morning was a rough one. I woke up at 6:40 am because we were going to Audi, and we had to get up early to get there. We had breakfast like usual and hopped on the bus. Today, in my head, I was planning a route for where to run. In doing so, I…

Day 4: Ohh Boy, It’s Continental

We began our day with a two-hour bus ride to the medieval city of Regensburg which sits close to the Danube River. We gained a lot of knowledge on our tour such as how a statue was built into a local building to ward off rats. Yes, it worked. but I don’t recommend trying it…

Day 7: Chillaxing in Munich

Sorry folks, I was not able to record the time I woke up like usual, but I was able to arrive to breakfast before 8:45 am. This means I completed Arielle’s mission to be there by 8:45. Today was a big day for us all. We were finally going to Munich. During breakfast, I did…

Day 6: Not what I was hoping for, but oh well

Today I woke up at 7:50 am and went downstairs to get breakfast like usual.  But this was not just any other day. Unlike the previous mornings, I was freaking out because today was my company visit, and I needed to make sure we got all the info we needed for our presentation. After breakfast,…

Travel and Day 1

It all started on May 4 by waking up at 9:30 am in Nordenberg Hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus. After we got up and handed in our room key, we proceeded to a shuttle bus and headed to Pittsburgh airport.  We were there early and waited for two hrs. for our flight to…

Day 2: Scavenger with the Masters!!!

On the second day, I woke up around 7:40 am and got dressed. I then proceeded to get breakfast and walked down to Königsplatz where we got on a tram that took us to the University of Augsburg. When we arrived at the University, we met the German students who we would be we would…

Hallo Germany!

Hello! My name is Jeffery Buscher, and I am a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. I plan on majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in aerospace engineering. I was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, but in 2nd grade I moved to a small town in North Eastern Pennsylvania…

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,…