Thomas Angelo Honors Scholarship Reflection

Firstly, I would like to thank the Thomas Angelo Honors Scholarship for providing me with a scholarship that helped me study abroad this summer. My appreciation is very strong, and I could not be more thankful that I had the opportunity to study abroad in Italy this summer. This scholarship reduced the financial burden that…

Holy Cannoli We Are Leaving Italy Tomorrow!

Well, I cannot believe that this is my last blog post. We have seen a lot in these two weeks, and learned about the fashion industry, and I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to come on this trip. Our final day in Milan started as all the other mornings do, with breakfast….

All I do is Eat Carbs

I can’t believe we are almost done with this trip. Time has flown by and we are already back in Milan, which is where we first began. The itinerary for today was pretty relaxed, and I appreciated that because most of us are tired, dehydrated and some are even sick. I don’t know how Italians…

Meeting Mario

What a busy day we had today. The morning started with a hearty breakfast in Verona and our first stop was the Logistics Center called Grouppo Sinergia. Here, we learned about the services that this company supplies. Basically this company is in the digital supply chain industry and they rival with Amazon. Once the presentation…

Rain Rain Go Away

Since we didn’t have to meet until 2:40 today, a few of us girls decided to take the free morning to eat a big breakfast and shop around the streets of Verona. Breakfast was amazing and I had crab fruit, chocolate croissants, and a cappuccino. All of us got at least one thing to remind…

VeNICE!

This morning started off well with a huge spread of breakfast items at our new hotel. After multiple pasties and lots of fruit, we all gathered in the lobby to depart for Venice. I know that a lot of us have been looking forward to this day, so we were rather eager to get the…

New Day, New City

It was a tough time leaving the charming city of Florence, but I instantly fell in love with the city of Verona. This is very ironic considering Verona is the city of love. The city was not far to reach, it only took a little over three hours to reach. Upon arrival, we checked into…

Dinner with a View

It was our last day in Florence. It started later than most days, which was nice because we all needed the rest. After a late breakfast at the hotel, we headed to a museum which houses the famous statue of David. His hands were massive. The tour also included other works of Michelangelo, specifically multiple…

It’s all Gucci

I woke up quite refreshed after a good night’s rest and I was glad I wasn’t tired for this busy day. The day started at the Scoula del Cuoio, where we saw the leather factory and school. This place actually used to be a monastery and now it serves as both a leather school and…

From Lawrence Hall to Florence, Italy

Today, we left the city of Milan, for Florence. The bus ride was a hearty four hours, but we were on a nice coach bus, so the ride passed quickly. About half way into the trip, we stopped at the nicest rest stop I have ever seen to eat lunch. After arriving to Florence, we…

Como has my heart

Well, I finally got a substantial amount of sleep, which fueled me for the day. After the traditional breakfast in the hotel, we departed for Como via coach bus. The first stop was the Mantero Seta Spa for a guided tour of their silk facility. Inside the archives, we saw previous patterns of fabrics from…

Not in Sennott Square Anymore

This morning I got up at 5:45 to attend 7am mass at the Duomo in Milan. This was the perfect opportunity, and one of the few times, they allow visitors into the Duomo free of charge. Inside the church, the detail of is incredible and I can see why it took 600 years to complete….

Feels like Italy

Today, it truly felt like we were in Italy. Seeing the cobblestone narrow streets and the town center in Milan it finally felt like we were fully immersed into the Italian environment. We enjoyed breakfast at the hotel, which consisted of a croissant and an authentic cappuccino, before we started our Italian lesson. In the…

Italy Bound!

Hi! My name is Maggie Moses, and I just finished my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh. I am pursuing a double major in Marketing and Supply Chain Management in the College of Business Administration. My hometown is about an hour north of Pittsburgh, located in Butler, Pennsylvania. I have lived in Butler all…

Meet Plus3 Italy 2018!

Welcome to the Italy Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Dr. Karen Bursic and Dr. Renee Clark are traveling to Milan, Italy with 20 College of Business Administration and Swanson School of Engineering students from May 5 – May 19. In addition to numerous cultural experiences, the trip will include visits to Como Textile, Milan Textile, MF1-Mario Faroni Knitwear Factory, Sartorial Cavour…