Jack’s Journey to Italy

Hello everyone! My name is Jack Kremer and I am a freshman studying industrial engineering with a minor in economics at the University of Pittsburgh. I am from Wexford, Pennsylvania where I originally attended Pine-Richland High School. Outside of my coursework, I keep myself busy at Pitt by participating on the club golf team and…

Exploring my Passion in Fashion

Ciao! My name is Marc Knipe and I am currently finishing up my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh and I couldn’t be anymore excited for our Italy trip this May! I am a student in the Undergraduate business school and plan on pursuing a major in finance as well as a minor in…

A World Awaits in Milan!

Hey everyone! My name is Erick Patterson and I am close to finishing my first year at The University of Pittsburgh and it has been amazing. I plan to graduate with a degree in Finance and a certificate in Business Analytics. I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my mother and sister, and we all share…

Ciao Milan!

Hi everyone! My name is Paige Bobka and I am a current freshman in the school of Business Administration here at the University of Pittsburgh. Being in the business school has allowed me the flexibility to explore a variety of different academic disciplines and helped me shape what I want to study. I am hoping…

Off To Italy!

Ciao! My name is Meara Murphy, and I am an aspiring environmental engineer at the University of Pittsburgh! I come from a notoriously snowy city in our country, Buffalo, NY, where I live with my parents and my two sisters. Some of my hobbies include skiing and cooking. At Pitt, I am involved with the…

Pronta per Italia!

Ciao! My name is Lia Franco. I am the eldest of my parent’s three daughters and part of an enormous, close extended family from Spain and Portugal. I am currently studying bioengineering on the cellular track and plan to minor in chemical engineering and chemistry. At Pitt, I am a volunteer for Breakthrough Pittsburgh and…

Off to Italy!

Hi! My name is Ashley DeStefano and I am currently ending my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a bioengineering student and plan to pursue the cellular track leading to a career in tissue engineering. Along with my bioengineering major I am minoring in chemistry. I have always loved to build things…

Pasta La Vista USA

Hi everyone! My name is Elizabeth Good, and I am a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering here at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in Industrial Engineering. I am from the typical “right outside of Philly” in a town called Warrington. I am an only child, but I have a yellow lab…

Ciao, Milano!

Addio Pittsburgh, Buongiorno Italy! My name is Emily Hearty, and I am currently a freshman studying Biomedical Engineering and Studio Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. My specific concentration is in Medical Devices, and I hope to achieve a certificate in Innovation, Product Design and Entrepreneurship. I was born and raised in Arizona, but for…

To Italy!

Hello, my name is Matt Jaros and I am a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. I was born in Richmond, Virginia but have moved many time across the country. However, I have spent the last six years living in Haddonfield, New Jersey, a small, suburban town outside of Philadelphia. Go…

Milan, Coffee, and Me

Ciao! My name is Nathaniel Mitrik and I am closing my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh with the experience of a lifetime! I will be going to Italy, my dream international trip destination, this May for Plus3 Italy! I am a Pittsburgh native, but have lived all around the United States. Places I…

Hello, Italy!

Hi, everyone! My name is Josh Briggs, and I am currently a freshman in chemical engineering. In terms of academics, I want to gain as much experience as possible during my time at the University of Pittsburgh. I plan to graduate with minors in economics, industrial engineering, and chemistry. Plus3 is the perfect fit for…

Benvenuto a Milano!

Ciao tutti! My name is Nolan Turco and I am a freshman majoring in Finance and minoring in Italian at the University of Pittsburgh. I was born and raised in a small town called Kittanning, which is forty-four miles northeast of Pittsburgh and is nestled cozily beside the winding Allegheny River. I am the youngest…

Meet Me in Milan

Hi everyone! My name is Catherine Sandford, and I am currently a freshman here at the University of Pittsburgh. I am off to Italy in May for the Plus3 program, and I could not be more excited! For a little background on myself, I was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey. I lived there for 8…

Follow Me to Italy: Milan with Briana

Hi! My name is Brianamarie (Briana) Mitich and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh double majoring in Marketing and Supply Chain Management. I also intend on pursuing a minor in Economics and a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I’m from Allentown, Pennsylvania so I’m about an…

Eager for Italy

Hi! My name is Hallie Paules and I am currently ending my freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a chemical engineering student and I am interested in pursuing a career in the cosmetics or haircare industry. I am a member of the Zeta chapter of Phi Sigma Rho, a social engineering sorority, which…

Italy with Robbie

Ciao! My name is Robert (Robbie) Ferreira, and I am a freshman studying business at The University of Pittsburgh. I was born and raised in northern Virginia, about 45 minutes outside of D.C. and came to Pitt to pursue a career by means of the nationally ranked business school. I love all things music and…

Milan with Ben

Ciao! My name is Ben Schneck and I am freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering. My chosen major within SSOE is that of Material Science and Engineering due to my love of chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Outside of school, I take part in clubs such as Panther Fly Fishing, Ski Club, Music Performance Club,…

Al Mundo!—To the World

Ciao Everybody! My name is Christina, though I go by Tina. I’m from Bellwood Pennsylvania, a small town nestled in the heart of Penn State country. Although I’ve been immersed in Penn State culture my entire life, I have always had a passion for Pitt. And here I am today! Currently, I’m a freshman in…

Bring on the Cannolis

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Wright, but I go by Ellie. I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Italy this May to study the fashion supply chain. I am a currently undeclared freshman in the business school pursuing certificates in leadership and ethics and international business. I am from Scranton, Pennsylvania,…