Reflection on Germany

There is so much to be said about experiences that change the way you think, behave, and view the world around you. With Plus3 Germany, I genuinely discovered more about how to grow as a student and as a human more than I ever anticipated. I cannot speak for James, but I know that I…

Salzburg Send-off

May 17th: As our only free day and last day of the trip, our group decided to have a proper send-off by taking a trip somewhere not in Germany, but rather across the border to Salzburg, Austria. Today I decided to spend my free day in Salzburg, Austria. Although I originally was committed to going…

Castles, Churches, and Cows

May 16th: White sausages, beautiful churches, a real-life Cinderella’s Castle….Germany is just pulling out all the stops. Today we started out with a breakfast that was a little bit different than the hotel’s usual Nutella and croissants. We had our breakfast today at a restaurant called Baindlkirch, which was, as we were informed, a “traditional…

Presentations Means Farewell Faurecia

May 15th: With our company visits all wrapping up to end with our presentations, the long day finished with a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Since presentations did not start until 1, being ready by 9:30 today was actually one of the longest I was able to sleep in. Despite this, I was still…

Climbed to the Heavens, Feels like Hell

May 14th: With approximately 660 steps (1,320 if you count going down) to start our day, we finished off one of the last city tours in Ulm, which was the most tiring day, to say the least. Today we would be visiting the city of Ulm, which was actually not in Bavaria, the state where…

No Cars…Just Carbon

May 13th: With our last day for company visits, there was a lot of focus on finishing out the tours strong and also working on presentations for the day. Starting the day off with a draft pick to separate groups, we went into SGL Carbon taking a lighter note that we have other company tours….

Dachau

May 12th: With today’s visit to Dachau, I’d have to say it was very impactful for the group to see a concentration camp first hand. Being something that we learned throughout our whole lives of school, I think it’s common for us to gloss over the impact of the Holocaust, especially since we did not…

Much Ado in Munich

May 11th: With an entire day for touring and exploring Munich, I was beyond excited to see what the day had in store. Taking a break from our usual procedure of company visits, this Saturday we took a train out to the city of Munich. Being the largest city in Bavaria, it was definitely a…

Faurecia Fake Out

May 10th: With today being the tour of my company for the project, I left Faurecia with more questions than answers. Before going into the company, our group had to do research on the company to understand what it was about and figure out what we still wanted to know more about. Essentially, Faurecia focuses…

All About Audi

May 9th: The long-awaited day for many of the students on the trip had finally arrived: the tour of Audi Headquarters. Everyone began the day incredibly excited to get to see Audi Headquarters; well, everyone except me who was sick from the food the night before. For most of the company visit I was trying…

Electric Continental and Regensburg

May 8th: With another day filled with company visit surprises and beautiful city tours, it’s hard to find faults with the trip. Today we took a trip out to the city of Regensburg, which was about an hour and a half away from Augsburg. Being the 4th largest city in Bavaria (following Augsburg), it was…

Steel City to Steel Company

May 7th: After the amazing tour we saw today, it’s hard to imagine that any of the other sites will be as breathtaking or beautiful as today. We started our day with our first company visit to Hirschvogel Automotive Group. Before going into the company, I thought that I would be strongly disinterested because they…

Presentations, Pictures, and Puzzling Menus

May 6th: With our second day in Augsburg, we got back into our student life with an “orientation day” of starting projects, meeting other students, and exploring the campus. We started out the day by breaking off into our groups for the company project, the company we were analyzing is Faurecia. Of my group, I…

Augsburg Arrival

May 4th/5th: With 4 hours in airports, 6 hours lost, 7 hours of touring, 10 hours of traveling and much more in between, it’s hard to imagine how we got through the first day (or two?) we had in Germany. After flying from Pittsburgh to Chicago, our flight to Munich took around 8 hours. During…

Germany Bound!

Hey everyone! My name is Jessica Landolfi and I’m a freshman at the College of Business Administration. I come from a small town in South Jersey called Woodstown, but I spend all my summers down in Ocean City, New Jersey where I work. I love being at the beach and enjoying summer, so OC is…

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,…