Final Reflection

The Pitt Plus3 program was a time that was full of learning and adventure. I got to learn things inside and outside of the academic spectrum. From making new friends and working together on making ┬áChina a greener country to traveling the cities by subway and learning how to communicate without language. The trip was…

Yu Need to Make the Most of the Last Day

The trip has flown by and it feels crazy that this is already our last day in China. We have one more site visit and everyone has their projects ready for the big presentation night. When the group met in the lobby in the morning, everyone seemed exhausted from the busy trip, but also seemed…

Drive for the Future

Today was one of the hottest days of our visit that we needed to spend dressed in business casual attire. We had two site visits, one to Delphi Technologies and the other to the American Chamber of Commerce. Our first site visit to Delphi was interesting, but definitely more geared to the engineers in the…

The Crowded Island

It was another early morning as we headed to Ocean East International Logistics for a site visit. They are an intermediate warehouse where companies store their products so that the companies can always have stock for when customers order there product. We also discussed one of the major problems that is facing the laboring industry,…

Subway Surfers

Today was a day of both practical and impractical learning. It was also the most tiring day of our trip so far from the amount of walking we did in the intense heat, but it also may have been the most interesting. The first good thing to happen was that I found out that there…

Great Deals and Great Heights

Yesterday, I got to experience one of the things that I was looking forward to the most on this trip. We traveled to Shanghai on a bullet train. The trains travel at about 300 kilometers per hour and the track was about fifty feet above everything else so it felt like we were flying. The…

Forbidden Heaven

Today started with an early departure and a long day of incredible scenic locations. After a big breakfast we were on our way to the Forbidden city in the heart of Beijing. The Forbidden City was built as a home for the emperors during the Ming dynasty and calling one mans home a city was…

Great Day on the Great Wall

Not many people can say that they got to spend their birthday on the Great Wall of China, but I am happy to say that I got to have that experience this afternoon. Getting to see one of the wonders of the world was truly amazing it is great that I am now able to…

Travel Day One

I would not consider traveling from Pittsburgh to Beijing as a walk in the park, but it was a very interesting experience. My day started off with my alarm going off at 2am so that I would be able to meet up with the rest of the group and be on time for our 2:30am…

Pre-departure Report: Kevin Collins

My international experience to date is existent, but brief. I traveled outside of the country for the first time at the end of 2016 for a family vacation to Cancun, Mexico. The vacation was mostly sheltered because we stayed at a resort, but we did travel off the resort a few times for excursions and…

Halfway Around the World

Hello! My name is Kevin Collins. I am a rising Sophomore in the College of Business Administration and I am pursuing a double major in Marketing and Finance. I am from Lansdale, Pennsylvania which is about five hours east of Pittsburgh. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and exploring the…

Meet Plus3 China 2018!

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 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 will…