Reflecting on Germany

The Plus3 program was one of the first things I heard about when visiting the Pitt Business School. I remember sitting in Sennott 2400 with my mom and many other students and telling my Mom I wanted to go to Germany. It seemed like it would not be possible, because so many people talk about…

Day 13: Exploring Salzburg

The free day was finally upon us. This day was bittersweet because we had the chance to go off by ourself, but it was also the final day of our trip. 10 of decided to leave Germany for the day and go to Salzburg, Austria. I was especially excited to have the chance to see…

Day 12: Cinderella’s Castle

After a long day of presentations, we had packed day planned for our whole group. We started of by going to a traditional Bavarian breakfast. I remember Arielle talking about it during one of the classes in Pittsburgh so I was pretty excited to finally go. We walked into a large room that was filled…

Day 11: Audi Presentation

After two very long days of work, it was finally time to present on our specific company. Although I enjoyed working with the German students on the first presentation, it was clear that there were some barriers with our methods of work. A normal presentation in Germany varies greatly from what would be expected from…

Day 10: The Ultimate Stair Master

768 steps. That was how many steps I was going to climb at the highest church clock tower in the city of Ulm. Together we all walked to the train station and departed for another city. As soon as we got there we headed directly to the clock tower. After we bought our tickets, some…

Day 9: Last Site Visit

Today is our fifth and final site visit of the trip. We took a short bus ride to SGL Carbon, which is located not to far outside of Augsburg. The last visit at Faurecia was not the best, so there was much less anticipation and excitement for this trip compared to the first three. However,…

Day 8: Dachau- A Day to Remember

Everyone knew today was going to be long and hard, but worth it in the end. After a very exciting and upbeat day in Munich, we were going to spend the day at an old Concentration Camp. The weather was fitting, as it was cold and rainy all day long. It was not a long…

Day 7: Munich is much more than just Beer and Pretzels

Day seven has begun and we will be taking the train to Munich to explore the city for the entire day. I had heard from the German students how different Munich would be from Augsburg, but I was not exactly sure what that entailed. The train ride was fast and easy, so before I knew…

Day 6: Faurecia (we still don’t know how to say it)

Today we are going to our fourth site visit and the final one of this week. From the presentations given by the students I knew that one of Faurecia’s key products was designing interiors for the auto industry. After a quick tram ride we arrived in an industrial park that was home to various different…

Day 5: The Day Everyone as Been Waiting For

It was an early morning for everyone in order to meet by 7:25 to travel to Ingolstadt for the Audi site visit. The longer bus ride allowed time to rest before this big day began. I was assigned Audi to research and analyze for the final presentation, so I was even more excited to get…

Day 4: Continental Produces More than just Tires

Day two of site visits has arrived and we are visiting the beautiful town of Regensburg and the company Continental. I had high expectations for this day because Arielle was telling us that this was her favorite day at breakfast in the morning. The two hour bus ride was the perfect opportunity to catch up…

Day 3: Forging vs. Molding

The day has arrived for our first site visit. I set my alarm for 6:30 to have plenty of time to eat and be prepared for the visit to Hirschvogel. We boarded the bus and after falling asleep we arrived at the plant. I had no idea what to expect at the site visits and…

Day 2: Scavenger Hunt

Second day in Germany and the first thing on the agenda was going to the University to meet all of the German students. I was not able to meet my Audi group at dinner the night before so I was excited to finally see the last three members of the group. Before we had to…

Day 1: Welcome to Augsburg!

The long awaited trip to Germany has finally arrived! After a night in Pittsburgh, a layover in Chicago O’Hare, and the 9 hour flight we made it to our destination, Munich Airport. I was so excited to get off of the plane and start exploring this country. We gathered after baggage claim and waited for…

From the Classroom, to the City, to Augsburg, Germany!

Hi Everyone! My name is Lauren and I am currently studying business at the College of Business Administration at Pitt. I plan to graduate with a degree in Marketing and Business Information Systems and then continue on to law school. It has been my dream throughout most of high school and now college to become…

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,…