Climbed to the Heavens, Feels like Hell

May 14th: With approximately 660 steps (1,320 if you count going down) to start our day, we finished off one of the last city tours in Ulm, which was the most tiring day, to say the least. Today we would be visiting the city of Ulm, which was actually not in Bavaria, the state where…

Day 12: Picture-Perfect Neuschwanstein Castle

After the big presentations yesterday, everyone was feeling relaxed today. To begin the day, we went on a short bus ride to get a typical Bavarian breakfast at Baindlkirch. It seemed like it was in the middle of nowhere with the open fields and great views all around the building. Inside were many people already…

May 17th – Car Paradise

Day 13: I apologize in advance for all of the car photos. There were amazing ones that I had to include, and so many more amazing ones that there wasn’t room for. The day started early as Frank and I needed to catch our train to Stuttgart at 7:05am. It was a little stressful trying…

Day 12: A Real-Life Fairytale

I had been looking forward to visiting the Neuschwanstein castle since the first Plus3 lecture, and today did not disappoint! The day began with a traditional Bavarian breakfast, which I had also been very excited about, as Dr. Feick and some of the German students had told us how delicious the food was. Since we…

Free Day Germany Day 13

May 16th Nicholas Erni Well it sure feels like the trip has been slowing down since the sight visits are over. We have much more time to ourselves and that was on display today when we had the whole day to ourselves.On the bus coming home from the castle me and a group consisting of…

May 16th – Neuschwanstein

Day 12: We woke up around 7:30 to leave for a traditional Bavarian breakfast at 8:30am, and my headache from the night before was completely gone. We boarded the bus and rode deep into the German countryside. We stopped at a place called Baindlkirch. Baindkirch is a small sausage place that is a less frequented…

May 15th – Presentation Day

Day 11: We didn’t need to be at the university for our presentations until 1:00pm, but we were there at 9:15 in the morning to finish up preparing and making sure everything was in order. We had the presentation submitted by noon, and then headed up to lunch at the Mensa before heading to the…

A Journey to Remember

Writing this blog means that Plus 3 Germany is finally over. It’s hard to believe that just a few months ago, I was in Alumni Hall meeting everyone else on Plus 3 for the first time. I didn’t know anyone coming into this program, so meeting everyone for the first time was very exciting. Then,…

My Fantastic Time in Germany

It’s hard to even begin to describe how much of an amazing experience this trip was. I came into the trip excited to experience new cultures and to explore Germany. I accomplished both of those expectations and so much more. My time in Germany has taught me a lot about their way of life. I…

Day 13: Free Day in Munich

As for my last day in Germany, I chose to go to Munich with some of my friends for the day. We woke up at a comfortable time and took the train into Munich that morning. I was really surprised how cheap the tickets were. By purchasing a group pass, the tickets came out to…

Final Reflection

The world is full of billions of people living in hundreds of countries. Within each country, different geographic regions have their own cultures, unique from one another immensely. This gives way to thousands of ways of life that stretch across our globe. But when the world is so diverse, how do we find similarities? How…

Thank You Augsburg

Our final blog is supposed to be a reflection on the past two weeks in Germany, but there is no possible way to put all the amazing things I saw and experienced into one blog. To start I want to say my favorite parts of the whole trip  Favorite company visit – It was a…

Day 13 – Augsburg to Austria

May 17th, 2019 Sad to say it but today is the last day of Plus3 Germany. After two amazing weeks, many city visits, and all the memories we would end our trip with a visit to Salzburg, Austria We were out the door of the hotel by 6:50 am on our way to the train…

Day 14: Bound for USA

Today was a sad day, as we were finally leaving Augsburg and heading back home to the states. We woke up super early so we could get to the airport on time. As always, I personally woke up again to “Never Gonna You Up” by Rick Astley. I went downstairs to dig into a big…

Reflection Blog

It’s crazy to think that a little over two weeks ago, we were gathering in Panther Hall getting ready to go to a different continent. Plus 3 Germany was an amazing journey where I developed so many new and great friendships that will last for a long time. I also learned so much about business…

Day 13: Her name was Barbara

I got up at 6:15 am by waking up to Rick Astley and headed downstairs. We ate breakfast and took some pears for a snack as usual. Apples are my favorite, but sadly weren’t available. Today was our free day where we could do whatever we wanted. Some of us had the idea of going…

Day 12: Germany’s Disney

I woke up at 7:30 am  to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”, but didn’t get out of bed until 7:56 am when I went downstairs and grabbed some breakfast. We boarded the bus ready for an amazing adventure. On our travels, I was excited to finally see some animals, a deer and two swans….

Plus3 Germany 2019: It Really Was the Best Two Weeks of my Life

May 24th, 2019 Tough blog today. One week ago at this time, Lucas and I would be finishing up at the Porsche Museum and getting ready to head over to Mercedes on the S-Bahn in Stuttgart. Three weeks ago I would be arriving at Pitt for our overnight stay at Nordenberg Hall. It would be…

May 17 – Munich Take 2

Today was finally the free day! (And unfortunately the last day of the program.) While the majority of the students decided to go to Salzburg, Austria, I headed back to Munich with five other people. I really liked it the first time and thought it would be a nice place to spend the free day….

May 14th – Ulm

Day 10: I started off today excited for Ulm, as we would be able to see the view from the top of the tallest church in the world, the Münster. To get to Ulm, we took one of the faster trains that you can take in Europe, the ICE. We departed right from Munich, and…