Final Thoughts

As I write the last blog post for my plus3 Germany travels on the flight back to the USA, I can’t help but to think back to myself just 2 weeks ago. The wide – eyed anxious girl that was waiting for her flight to Europe, is now coming back with a whole new genre…

Adventure 12: Wait, that’s my train!

To Austria we go! Today was our free day and what would be more exciting than going to a different country? And that’s exactly what we did! All 19 of us decided to visit Salzburg, Austria and let me say it was one of the memorable train rides of my entire life!  The day started…

Adventure 11: Presentation Day

Today’s the day – Presentation Day! I truly can not believe that it is already the day to present our company, the same company that I felt like I was just assigned to in our Sennott Square classroom. Normally, when I have presentations I am very anxious to present, however today I couldn’t be more…

Adventure 8: Dachau

I want to keep today’s blog post short because no depth of my vocabulary could consciously express my thoughts of what I learned today. Today we visited Dachau.  All of the stories and history lessons that I have heard before today, could not have prepared me for all of the direct hurt that I felt…

Adventure 4: Shreya, sprechst du Englisch?

Wednesday was the most packed day by far! We visited 2 Munich located companies, Webasto and BMW.  The key aspect that I remember from the Webasto visit, was the architecture from their new offices and workstations. Webasto is a rook manufacturing company and so what that meant was we walked through the work/ testing station…

Adventure 7: Munich

A day in the city! Today was our first full day to explore the city, the great city of Munich! We hopped on a tram which took us to the train station that would take us to Munich. Since the city is so close, we got there in about an hour and the ride there…

Adventure 10: Neuschwanstein Castle

Another day and another city and not just any city! A city with a castle – Neuschwanstein castle! We headed to the city, which took about 2 hours by bus. Right when we got there, everything was so aesthetically pleasing. The small town looked like we just walked straight into a movie set and quite…

Adventure 5: Weisswurst as a Vegetarian

The fourth day has rolled around and I just don’t know where the time has gone! Last week, I was stress packing for “The Big Germany” trip, but now we already have one week left before we come back home, which is absolutely insane! Today, thankfully we had a later call time and so I…

Adventure 1: 20+ Hours of Travel ✈️

We finally landed! After 20+ hours of travel, we finally made it to Augsburg, Germany! But let’s go back to the beginning of our very interesting journey of travel, all the way back to 3pm on Friday afternoon. After my dad dropped me off in Nordenberg, I checked in and found my room. It honestly…

Adventure 2: Vegan Burgers & Augsburg Scavenger Hunt

I woke up around 7 today and took a shower, got ready and then headed down to breakfast. And when I got down I was in bread heaven, they had croissants, pain au chocolate, pretzel and beautiful dinner rolls (find the name of this bread lol). I got a plate and started to stack on…

Final Thoughts

The summer after my Junior year of highschool i was supposed to study abroad. It would have been my first time leaving the states. I’m sure we all know how that story ended. So to have the opportunity to study abroad this year is a huge privilege that I am insanely grateful for. I greatly…

Irish I Could Still be Abroad

Looking back on the two weeks I spent in Dublin,  I definitely gained a more holistic view as Ireland that I would have never gained if I hadn’t participated in the Plus3 program. Before, I had almost no knowledge of Ireland’s history, culture, and economy, but after the several site visits, walking tours, and guest cultures,…

DUB → PIT

This Plus3 Ireland trip was quite an incredible experience (10/10 would recommend it). Sure, I did research on what the country is like before departure but getting to observe it myself was something else.  Although I didn’t see it the first day we arrived (granted, I was sleep-deprived from travel), further exploration of the city of Dublin…

Back in the Garden State

Well, here I am back in New Jersey. Even though we got lucky with little to no rain in Ireland, I am happy to be in the summer sun once again.  I didn’t quite know what to expect when I found out I would be studying abroad in Ireland for two weeks. I didn’t know…

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

In a world where you can be or do almost anything, choose to leave your comfort zone. Being that this was my first time ever being abroad, it was anything but a dull moment. As the dust has died down from all the travel mayhem, I can’t help but feel nostalgic about fruity pancakes, getting…

Slán, Ireland!

For a short program spanning only two weeks, the Plus3 Ireland program surely exceeded my expectations and provided an incredibly insightful and enjoyable study abroad experience. 100% recommend for anyone considering it! I arrived in Dublin with a surface-level idea of Ireland’s entrepreneurial support system, corporate tax policies, and technologically advancing business landscape, and after…

Snow in May? – Day 3

A bright and early start morning at 7:10 am today. Today started our company visits, with the first being Hoerbiger. I was excited to see what we would get to learn and see at the company, I have never really been on a company tour before. We first went to the valve factory where they…

JFK->PIT->CLT->JFK->MUC – Day 1

The time between my first blog post and the start of the program flew by, and here we are now in Germany. I must say though, the journey was not easy at all, with an unexpected diversion to JFK two hours into our flight to Munich. It was frustrating at first but we all just…

Service With A Smile.

Well, it’s official. The trip is over, but with every ending comes a new beginning. New friends, new foods, new places and new memories. All I’m extremely grateful for. This trip has taught me so much especially in terms of the supply chain, specifically service. During my adventures, I learned just how service is impacted…

Last Day:(

Today was the last day of our trip. I was sad because it was our final day in Cyprus, but honestly I was feeling a little worn out and ready to fly home. This trip has been so amazing, but I am definitely ready to not wake up at 8am. Today we woke up and…