China See the Great Wall

Hi everyone, I am Mike Neumayer. I am a rising sophomore in the College of Business Administration. I am currently undecided, but will likely double major in finance and something else. I am a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity on campus. Hi everyone, my name is Mike Neumayer. I am from…

Destination: China!

Hi everyone, my name is Noah Mueller and I cannot wait to see China for the first time! I am from Littleton, Massachusetts, a small town about an hour west of Boston. Right now I am undecided on my major in the College of Business Administration, so I am hoping this trip will inspire me…

China Time

Ni Hao everyone! My name is Jon Nemtuda. I’m currently a finance major at the University of Pittsburgh and I will be traveling to China for Plus 3! I grew up in York, Pennsylvania… so basically the middle of nowhere. Growing up in such a suburban/rural area of the country I never really got to…

China Bound!

Ni Hao! My name is Jacob Hanzlik and I am a Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Major currently switching out of the Swanson school of engineering. I am from Leechburg Pennsylvania, about a thirty minute drive from Pittsburgh, and I am incredibly excited to study abroad in China! In Leechburg, I graduated from Kiski Area…

China Bound!

I am a freshman engineering student studying Bioengineering with a track in Biomechanics. I am also an international exec lead for the club Engineers without Borders and have been a member since the beginning of my freshman year. We are doing two projects, one to Carijana, Bolivia and another project in Ococona, Nicaragua. The first…

Taking China to the Max

Hello everyone, I am Maxwell Vance and welcome to my blog. I am a rising sophomore at Pitt and a chemical engineering major. I took a six hour drive across Pennsylvania from my Philadelphia adjacent hometown of Abington to first move in to my home away from home, Pittsburgh. My first two semesters have already…

New Experiences

Hello! My name is Audrey Alligood. My major is electrical engineering and I also plan to minor in Japanese. I am a licensed emergency medical technician, and I love working with emergency services. After studying emergency medicine in my hometown of Carlisle, PA, I realized I wanted to do more to help people. I decided…

China, Here I Come!

Hi everyone, my name is Catherine Resetar!  I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York which is about three hours away from Pitt.  I have loved exploring the city of Pittsburgh so far and I am excited for the next three years here!  I just finished my freshman year in the Business School.  I…

From Cathy to China

Hello! My name is Jordan Armstrong and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. I am pursuing a major in Finance, a minor in Economics, and a Certificate in Leadership and Ethics. Since coming to Pitt, I have gotten involved with Phi Beta Lambda, a professional business…

Pitt to Beijing

Hey everyone!  My name is John Patti, although most people know me as Jack.  I am from Elma, New York, a small town about twenty minutes outside of Buffalo.  I am currently finishing up my freshman year here at Pitt, where I am majoring in chemical engineering.  I am unsure of what I want to…

Help! I don’t know any Chinese!

Hey everyone, my name is Drew White! I’m just finishing my freshman year here at Pitt, which was absolutely amazing and hopefully just an indicator of much better times to come. Though Pittsburgh has quickly become a second home, my original one still resides in Kempton, an extremely small town in eastern PA outside of…

Huawei? No way!

Hi, my name is John Cankar, but I go by Jake since there are four other Johns on the China trip. I am a freshman at Pitt and I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I am involved in Pitt FSAE and am a Young Life leader at Franklin Regional High School out in Murraysville, PA….

China Make it to May

Hey y’all! My name is Catherine Buchanan and I’m a freshman here at Pitt in the Swanson School of Engineering. I am studying Environmental Engineering and I am pursuing either the Sustainability Certificate or the Engineering for Humanity Certificate (or hopefully both). I am hoping to later on work with Engineers Without Borders or work…

Off To China!

My name is Diana Mizikar. I just finished my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in chemical engineering. I was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. I have always loved my city and enjoyed going to sporting events. Now attending Pitt and being a member in the University of Pittsburgh Varsity Marching…

ShangHI China!

My name is Aaryanna Dawson-Sarabia and I am thrilled to be travelling to China this summer to learn about the smart phone industry! I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration at Pitt and I plan on majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management, while also pursuing a minor in French and participating…

Sutherland Hall to The Great Wall

Hello everyone, my name is Matthew Acker. I am a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in finance and accounting with an economics minor and a certificate in entrepreneurship & innovation. I grew up in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania which is about 45 minutes north of Philadelphia. I have five siblings that include two sets…

Exploring China! 欢迎!

Hi! My name is Ali Reinecker, a current freshman pursing a finance and business information systems major with a data analytics certificate from the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. On campus, I am a member of the Pitt Women’s Club Basketball team and Phi Beta Lambda, a professional business organization. When…

Pre-Adventure Excitement

Hey my name is David Perkins but I go by Dave because Dave is a much cooler dude. I am from Concord Massachusetts and am super delighted to be attending Pitt. I attended Concord Carlisle High School before coming to Pitt where I played squash in the winter and Ultimate Frisbee in the spring. Going…

你好, I’m going to China!!

Hi everyone! My name is Katie King and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration studying Marketing and Finance with a minor in Film and Media studies and a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. While I’m unsure what I hope to pursue following my education at Pitt, I am excited to continue…

Me, My Blog, and I

Welcome to my blog! My name is Krishan Patel and I am a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. I’m from Hillsborough, New Jersey which is twenty minutes away from Princeton, for reference. I have lived in three different towns in New Jersey, a town in eastern Pennsylvania, a town in Belgium, and now, the…