A Short Recap: The Incredible Two Weeks Plus3 Gave Me

Plus3, the name stuck in my head since the summer before my freshmen year. I always considered studying abroad as a must for my college to-do list and being able to do that freshmen year is a bonus. But I was put on the Plus3 waitlist. Weeks were flying by and there were no signs…

Day Vierzehn (Fourteen) AND the Conclusion

Saturday the 16th we left Augsburg early in the morning. While I wanted some time to just sit down and think about everything that happened for the past two weeks, we were on the check-in line for three hours, rushing through security, and ran to our gate since we almost missed our flight. In a…

Day Dreizehn (Thirteen) – It’s Austria and Sound of Music

Since last week, I and Steve have been wondering what we should do during our free day. We talked to Felix and them and they told us to go to Salzburg, the city in Austria right below the Alps, and where the sound of music was filmed. We got really excited, both I and Steve…

Day Zwölf (Twelve) – Farewell, Until We Meet Again

It’s Breakfast, It’s Sausage, Its Germany. Dr. Feick told us yesterday we will be having breakfast at a famous sausage shop. “It’s the typical Bavarian breakfast, if you are not sure whether you will like it or not, you can come down and have the hotel breakfast before going.” For me, today turned out to…

Day Zehn (Ten) – Say What? H&K?

If you ask me what I learned this trip and where I learned them, I will a hundred percent tell you things they told and showed us during the company visits. BMW, KUKA, Continental, and SGL. Today, we had our very last company visit – Horauf & Kohler, a company that makes auto parts based…

Day Neun (Nine) – I, Victim of KUKA

A week is gone, a week left. In a sense, this week will be much more eventful than last week. We have our final project presentation Wednesday, my birthday is also Wednesday, we have farewell dinner Thursday, and of course a free day on Friday where I and a couple of my friends will go…

Day Acht (Eight) – Quiet, Respect, More Than A Concentration Camp

When you put history and Germany together, laughter goes away, people become serious, faces become emotionless. It’s like the universal rule, that when we talk about German history, we should be serious, we should reflect, we should respect, we should be open and learn about the past. Today is such day, I visited my very…

Day fünf (Five) – Living the dream, Give me a Castle Plzzz

Castles, legendary buildings that exist in movies, cartoons, and people’s dreams. But unlike unicorns which are nowhere to be found, castles are destinations for many tourists nowadays in Europe. Today, we had a chance to visit Neuschwanstein, a castle located in Schwangau and about two hours away from Augsburg. Ludwig II of Bavaria, he was…

Day Drei (Three) – The Future of Carbonated Products and Automation

Perhaps anyone that comes to Germany who has a decent knowledge of the automobile industry knows that several worldwide car brands are originated from here. Such as Mercedes, Mini, Audi, VW, and of course, BMW. On our schedule, today is a site visit of SGL Group, a company that makes and invests in the future…

Day Zwei (Two) – Smart Students, Beautiful Campus, More Walking

It was a beautiful day, blue sky with white clouds and some cool wind. We took the trolley for the first time to go to the University of Augsburg located about 20 minutes away. The campus is beautiful. A mix of modern style and old European style buildings. Maybe because I was able to get…

Day Ein (One) – Daydreaming, Impressed and Tired

If you ask me to sum up day one, including traveling, into two sentences, it would be “OMG this is so cool” and “Let me sleep please”.   After about 18 hours of traveling, we arrived in Munich 6 in the morning. Now, the first part of my “OMG this is so cool” comes from…

It’s Time, Germany!

My name is Jeremy Lu, currently a freshmen part of the College of Business Administration at University of Pittsburgh. I am double majoring in Finance and Accounting with a minor in Economics. In the future, I hope to work either in the banking industry or part a private equity firm. I spent the first fourteen…

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,…