I Cannoli e I Canali

Ciao tutti! Oggi, siamo andati a Venezio per una giornata perfetta! We started our journey with a train ride from Verona to Venice, which was actually my first time on a train. Being on a train reminded me of the rides on the Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter series, except that in our case…

Day-trippers in Venice!!

For me, today was the most anticipated day of the trip. I have dreamt of seeing the city of Venice, Italy from a very young age and today was the day that my dream came to life. We boarded a train around nine and arrived in Venice around 10:30. Immediately upon exiting the train station,…

“Imposter Syndrome”

On our site visit today with Workday. It is an ERP system for finance, human resources, and planning. We heard one of the workers mention imposter syndrome, which we also heard one of the workers at Google mention. The imposter syndrome is a psychological term referring to a pattern of behavior where people doubt themselves…

The Docklands

Today was a very action packed day in Dublin. We had breakfast at chorus cafe, walked over to Trinity College, met with Dr. Darren Kelly, a college professor, and then ended with a site visit to the Google European Headquarters. Something that stood out to me was the things Dr. Kelly had said. He shared…

Il Giorno Nove: Stile e Design

Buongiorno di nuovo! Today was another fantastic day, and it all began with una colazione deliziosa that had scrumptious croissants, savory biscotti, and espresso eccellente! Breakfast was then followed up by a bus ride to La Nuova Academia del Design, abbreviated as NAD, which is a school specializing in fashion, interior, and visual design. At…

Second Day in Verona!

Our first day of visits in Verona began with a lecture from faculty at Verona’s new Academy of Design. The passionate speakers each explained the process of obtaining a degree and what can be done with one. The school offers programs focused on either architectural design, visual design, or fashion design. I was particularly interested…

Day 7- Terra Cotta Warriors and City Wall Biking

Our last day in Xi’an! I’m bummed to leave this city tomorrow but I’m so excited to see Shanghai.  Today we had an early start to our day so we could get to the Terra Cotta Warriors before it got too crowded. Even with our early arrival it was still super crowded, the people were…

Travel day two trip to Gyeongju: May 11th

The journey across South Korea is not as bad as you think. Today marked our first travel day outside of the city of Seoul. The group got up, ate breakfast, and boarded the bus at around nine o’clock. Once everyone was on the bus, we were on our way. The trip was set to take…

Bellavista a Verona

Hard to believe that Plus3 is already half-over!  Every day so far has been action-packed and exciting, and today was yet another day that I will never forget. Our day began with us travelling from Milano to Verona via a two-hour bus ride.  While gazing out of the coach bus, I was able to see…

Making my way around Dublin

Today, our group took a trip to Howth, which is a small fishing town. We got lunch there, looked around the market, and explored around the area for a bit. It had beautiful views of the sea and we even spotted a few seals. There’s also a mountain hike trail there that we didn’t have…

Day 8: Moving to Verona

Day 8 started with a bus ride from Milan to Verona. During the bus ride, when I wasn’t sleeping I got to see some more stunning views of the Italian countryside and the Alps. Upon arrival we to the city I became instantly aware of its difference to Milan. To me, Verona seems like a…

Day 6 – Children’s Village and Wild Goose Pagoda

Today was probably one of my favorite days yet. It was our first full day in Xi’an! This city it much different than Beijing. Beijing was much more spread out while Xi’an is more condensed, similar to the cities in the U.S.A. To start off the day we travelled to the Children’s Village which was…

I want to see Moher of Ireland!

Today was my favorite day so far during this study abroad trip in Ireland. We spent time visiting the Cliffs of Moher and Galway. You could tell these places were very touristy by the amount of people walking around the areas. On the Ireland tourism site, it shows the different places tourists can visit and…

On The Cliffs

Today while studying abroad, we took the time to have a cultural experience. This was accomplished by visiting the Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs are a massive natural landmark overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This was probably the thing that resonated with me the most, the natural aspect. Ireland has a lot of beautiful scenery, but…

Il Giorno Settimo: Invasione degli Alpini

Our seventh day in Milano started with a visit to 10 Corso Como, which is a designer brand retailer located in a part of the city known as “l’isola”, or the island. The store contained a variety of stylish clothes and accessories, including Gucci belts and suits. However, as most of the merchandise was relatively…

Day 7: A Tour of the Italian Fashion District

Day 7 was a simple day. This worked well because for some reason everyone in the group seemed extra tired at breakfast today, probably just a coincidence. Anyways we started the day off going into the 10 Corso Como art piece/store. The clothing there was really nice but also really expensive. I remember looking at…

Fashionable Last Day in Milan

Today we focused on the shopping culture that stems from the world-famous brands centered in Milan. Our first stop was 10 Corso Como, the city’s most luxury concept fashion store, named after the street on which it lives. As we walked through the vibrant, plant- laden entrance, I immediately knew that this is more than…

Google? NAVER heard of it: May 9th Site Visit.

Truly thankful for the later wakeup call today and the extra needed sleep. The itinerary for today is to visit NAVER, also known as the Google of Korea. Their headquarters were located around an hour away from our hotel. When we arrived, we were all greeted by an all-glass building which utilized green energy for…

Eaton Corp. & Innovation

Day three of being in Dublin and the site visit we had today was Eaton Corporation Inc. Eaton Corporation is a power company founded in the United States with the corporate headquarters being in Dublin. During our visit, we split into groups and came up with examples of how artificial intelligence could play a role…

Learning from Ramakrishnan

Today in Ireland, we visited the company Eaton. If you are like me and recognize the name but don’t know what exactly they do, it is most likely because they do a lot of things. Eaton is a conglomerate that focuses on providing electrical, fluid, and mechanical power. Their products are incorporated in everything between…