Germany, You Have My Heart

When I heard past students talk about Plus 3, they talk about how amazing the trip was, how great the Augsburg students were, and how much they loved the city, but somehow, it doesn’t do it justice.  This trip has given me more memories in two weeks than entire summers in Pittsburgh.  I would not…

Company Visit and Purple Cabbage, Typical German Day

For our final company visit, we visited GROB Werke.  The tour was nice and the facility was massive.  GROB creates machines used in the production of cars.  In addition, GROB uses its own machines to create other new products to sell.  One thing that only GROB really highlighted was their customer service.  They work 24/7…

Over Too Soon

Bright and early, here we go!  We left the hotel around 5:30 am after a light breakfast.  By that point in the morning, I had already fought with my luggage and I was ready to send my checked bag on its way.  Luckily, it was under 50 pounds and they accepted it.  At this point,…

German and Austrian Trains are Not Our Friend

On our last full day in Germany, we left Germany.  Before leaving for Germany there was speculation about what we would do on our free day.  Every major city that was not Munich was 4 hours away by train.  After 4 hours there and back, our day would’ve been shot.  All the group knew was…

Good Country, Better Company

Today was the big day-Presentation day.  Each group had its own schedule but we all had to be at the University ready to present at 1 pm.   My group met at 10 that morning to start rehearsing.  In earlier working sessions, we rehearsed, but this is the first time we would practice with a…

Castles and Donut Balls

With our second week in Germany in full swing, we packed in as many cultural visits as possible.  This meant seeing the most beautiful castles around, on this particular Tuesday we visit Neuschwanstein.  We were briefed on the history of the castle including the original owner, King Ludwig the second, also known as mad King…

I’m Officially Afraid of Stairs, not Heights

As we continue into our second and final week in Germany, we went to Ulm.  Ulm is home to the tallest church tower in the world.  We had a small city tour and a tour of the church.  It was a Protestant church that started as a church in the 14th century.  Work continued to…

Visit to Dachau

Today we visited the Dachau Concentration camp visit and worked on our group project.  Dachau was a very impactful experience. I’ve always taken interest in World War 2 and the Holocaust. For me, this is the most recent history where something this awful happened on such a massive scale. Even more powerful, is that there…

Working for My Breakfast, German Style

Thursday we started our morning with a traditional Bavarian breakfast: sausage and pretzels.  And for many locals, that included a beer.  About an hour away from our hotel and into the countryside, we pulled up to a large barn like structure with picnic tables outside and people eating.  I must say when we got off…

Go to Germany, Make Your Family Jealous

Today we visited Webasto followed by the BMW World and museum.  The day was crazy packed full of stuff but I had so much fun.  We started our day at Webasto and heard a presentation about car chargers and moving towards emobility.  A lot of this trip has focused on emobility.  In the US, we…

On Top of the World

On our third day in Germany, we did a company tour and visited the Alps.  First, we went to Hoerbiger which mainly made compression valves and rotaries.  We toured their small office space and then their massive manufacturing plant.  They provide a variety of products so it is hard to categorize them for creating one…

University of Augsburg Transfer Student?

Today was our first full day in Augsburg.  For me, this is the first step toward letting our bodies fully adjust and eat three full meals at expected times.  We started with breakfast at the hotel which we will do every morning.  I was surprised to see a different variety of carbs that did not…

..And 27 Hours Later, We Arrived at the McDonald’s

Where to start.  Luckily, our first flight was not until a little after noon so we left Pitt around 9 am.  I was a little worried about overpacking and being over the 50 pound weight limit on my checked bag.  We were instructed to pack for all season as it could be 70 and sunny…

Guten Tag, Pittsburgh to Munich

Hi! My name is Julianna Werner and I am currently a freshman in the business school.  I plan on majoring in marketing and supply chain with certificates in Leadership and Ethics and Business Analytics.  In addition, I am hoping to get a law minor through Dietrich.  I am originally from the Pittsburgh area.  On campus,…