Day 12 – Leaving Milan

Our only group activity for today was a visit to the Milan fashion library. This library features an extensive collection of magazines, trendbooks, and lookbooks, all made available to local students and important designers. Designers can visit the library for inspiration, and local students often do research for their papers in this library. Looking through,…

Day 2: The Great Wall & Great Dinner

My whole life I had imagine seeing The Great Wall as a dream that could never come true. I thought that it was an impractical dream that I would never reach. Here it finally was, my chance to see one of the world’s most magnificent pieces of history. Our day started with a long bus…

Funghi Town

Today marked our fourth day in Italy, where we visited the town of Como and the neighboring lake. I started the day off with a capuccino like a true Italian.  I’ve never drank coffee before, but the hotel barista makes a tasty one.  Then, I slept on the bus ride and awoke at a luxury…

Pizza con Prosciutto

On day 3 of our Milan visit, we visited a university, a museum, and the canal district. At the university, we experienced a lecture about fashion supply chain and learned a bit about the university.  The university costs about $8000 for a year of tuition if we wanted to go there so I’m wondering how…

Crash Course in Costa Rican Economics

Today our Plus3 Costa Rica group attended a guest lecture by Dr. Juan Diego Sánchez Sánchez, a specialist on the Costa Rican economy and history. He presented an abridged version of the history of the Costa Rican economy and brief  introduction into economics. During this lecture, we were presented with the “what”, “how” and “when”…

Meet Plus3 Transfer Ireland 2018!

Welcome to the Ireland Plus3 Transfer Study Abroad Program! During their two week program in Dublin, Ireland, students will explore globalization through the Technology and Innovation industries. Plus3 Transfer participants will have the chance to be immersed in Irish culture during the trip. The main academic portion of the Plus3 Transfer program features visits to…

Meet Plus3 Vietnam 2018!

Welcome to the Vietnam Plus3 Study Abroad Program! During their two weeks in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, students will experience a dynamic mix of educational and cultural activities. Plus 3 participants will have the chance to be immersed into Vietnamese culture during the trip. The main academic portion of the Plus 3 program…

Meet Plus3 Costa Rica 2018!

Welcome to the Costa Rica Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Professor Ryan Teeter and Laura Caroll, Academic Advisor, are traveling to the Costa Rican Central Valley, Monteverde, and Tarrazu with 24 College of Business Administration and Swanson School of Engineering students from May 5 – May 19. In addition to numerous cultural experiences, the trip will…

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…

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…

Meet Plus3 Germany 2018!

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 5 – May 19. In addition to numerous cultural experiences, the trip will include visits to BMW, Faurecia,…