Entry #11 An overview

One of the key parts of this trip was discussing ethical issues for my profession. Being ethical is a huge part of being an engineer because you are creating products that keep people safe and help keep them alive. The key lesson from the trip came from Horiba. They were showing us their sales and…

Entry #10 The final day in China

Sadly, today was the last full day in China, which was very sad, but I was a bit homesick after being gone for two weeks. It was sad to leave Lilian, Dora, and Nancy in China and they were sad to see us go. In the morning we learned about how the population in Shanghai…

Entry #9 The edge of the world

Today started off super early at seven AM when we took the bus to a port outside of Shanghai. We met a woman from Pitt who went to China for her job in marketing. She talked about her experience abroad and how hard it is to move countries. She said it’s very hard to see…

Entry #8 Got a look at Chinese business

Today we went to two companies based in Shanghai. The first company we went to was American Chamber of Commerce. They talked to us about the effects that the trade war had on their company. The Chinese companies that they were working with started to pull out because the trust between America and China was…

Entry #7 Shanghai is Spectacular

This was our first full day in Shanghai and it completely blew me away. The day before we went on a river cruise to see the city and it was lit up like a Christmas tree. We also learned how Shanghai is laid out with West Shanghai being old and East Shanghai being new with…

Entry #6 An incredible sight to see

The second day in Xi’an started like any other day by getting some of the fabulous breakfast that the hotel had provided for us. On the bus ride to the Terracotta warriors our tour guide Kevin talked to us about elements in China. In the United States we only have four elements, earth, wind, and…

Entry #5 First day in Xi’an

On the first full day in Xi’an we went to the children’s village on the top of a mountain outside of Xi’an. The children’s village was started in nine-teen ninety-six to help children whose parents have gone to prison with an education, a good life, and preparing them for the future. The kids at the…

Entry #4 Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven

Today was the last day in Beijing. I was feeling very American so the only thing I ate for breakfast were Rice Krispies. After breakfast we went to see Tiananmen square and the forbidden city at the center of Beijing. Tiananmen square is the third largest square in the world, and one of the most…

Entry #3 Huawei visit

On the third day of the trip we went to our first company Huawei. We visited the research and development center in Beijing. This company visit blew me out of the water from the moment we stepped into the building. It was a marble building with an enormous chandelier hanging above. After we entered the…

Entry #2 Balling in Beijing

On the second day in Beijing we went to the Central university of Finance and Economics and attended a lecture about big data and data analytics. This lecture emphasized how rapidly the smartphone market was growing in China. In the year two-thousand there were only two million smartphone users in China. By the year two-thousand…

Entry #1: First Day Abroad

On the first day of the trip we left for the Great Wall at 8 am. Before we left for the wall, we got the all-inclusive breakfast and it was incredible. There was a wide arrangement of food from fried rice to pork and chicken dumplings. Along with the food there were a ton of…

China Bound!

I am a freshman engineering student studying Bioengineering with a track in Biomechanics. I am also an international exec lead for the club Engineers without Borders and have been a member since the beginning of my freshman year. We are doing two projects, one to Carijana, Bolivia and another project in Ococona, Nicaragua. The first…

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…