Seoul Searching in South Korea

Hey everyone! My name is Maria Mysliwiec, and I am a rising sophomore in the Swanson School of Engineering. I just recently declared Chemical Engineering as my major, and also plan to pursue an Electrical Engineering minor throughout my next three years at Pitt. I am very excited and honored to travel to South Korea…

Seoul Bound

Hi everyone! My name is Tilman Cooper, and I want to welcome you to my blog. I’ll be posting about my study abroad trip to South Korea. First things first, how about a quick introduction? I’m a student at the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration pursuing a triple major in Finance, Marketing, and…

My Journey to South Korea!

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog where you will be able to follow along with me on my journey to South Korea. My name is Brad Thornton and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration. I am pursuing majors in Finance and Business Information Systems in addition to a certificate in Leadership…

Off to South Korea

Hi everyone! My name is Emma. I’m from Media, Pennsylvania, a town outside of Philadelphia, and I’m a Mechanical Engineering student at Pitt. Outside of class, I’m involved with SWE (the Society of Women Engineers), CHAARG (a workout club) and FORGE, a club that discusses worldwide current events concerning refugees. I also love going to…

On the Brink of a South Korean Adventure

Hello, my name is Elissa Wilton! I am a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering studying computer engineering, and I am extremely fortunate and excited to have the opportunity to participate in the two-week study abroad experience that is Plus3 Korea! When asked where I am from, I am one of those people who…

The Journey to South Korea Begins

Hello! My name is Zach Goldstein and I am currently a freshman business student in the College of Business Administration. I am currently undecided on my major, but I am most likely going to pair either marketing or finance with a degree in business information systems. On campus, I am a member of Panther Equity…

PHX to PIT to IIA: Even Further From Home

Hello! My name is Jefferson Boothe and I am glad that you have found your way to my blog following my incredible experiences to come in South Korea. But before we can get into the exciting details to come, it seems an introduction would be appropriate. I grew up in the Valley of the Sun…

Smart Systems in South Korea

Hello! My name is Chris Paladino, and I am a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering here at the University of Pittsburgh. I was born and raised about 4 hours away in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where I live with my mom, dad, and younger brother. While growing up I was always involved in sports, which…

A Journey Awaits In South Korea

Hello, I am Calvin Spiteri, a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. I am pursuing majors in Finance and Business Information Systems with a certificate in Data Analytics. During my first year, I have been an active student in and outside the classroom. Academically, I spend most of my time in Sennott Square or the…

Journey to Korea!

Hello! My name is Sayuri Padmanabhan and am a rising sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. Still a little undecided but I plan to major in marketing and finance, minor in chemistry, and get a certificate in data analytics. Quite soon I’ll be on my way to South Korea and and am incredibly excited to…

South Korea: The Perspective of a Steel City Native

안녕하세요! Or in English, hello! I’m Emily Strzesieski and I am delighted that you have made it to my blog detailing my PittBusiness Plus3 Korea experience. I am a proud steel city native, born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh. I take great pride in being a member of my city’s community as there truly…

See You in Seoul!

Hello! My name is Emily Molitoris, and I am very excited for my upcoming study abroad experience in South Korea. But first, I must finish up my first year at the University of Pittsburgh in the Swanson School of Engineering. I plan to major in bioengineering on the cellular track with at least a minor…

An Experience Across the World: South Korea

Hello! My name is John Balafoutas, and I am a first-year business student in the College of Business Administrations studying finance and accounting. In addition to my two majors, I intend to peruse a minor in economics and a certificate in data analytics. During my first year at the University of Pittsburgh, I have been…

From Pitt to South Korea

Hello everyone, my name is Linus Silbernagel and I am a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering. I am majoring in computer engineering and I cannot wait to spend two week in South Korea learning about smart systems. So first a little bit about myself. I was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and moved to…

Let’s make our Systems Smarter: South Korean Style

What’s up, everyone! My name is Dylan Lipner and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration at the University of  Pittsburgh. I am from Dix Hills, New York which is on Long Island (not “in” Long Island) about an hour East from New York City. I went to Pitt because I am…

안녕하세요 to South Korea

Hello, my name is Kayla Santos. I’m a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. I will be majoring in computer engineering with a possible minor in computer science. I’m from Northern Virginia or “outside D.C.” and I’ve lived there my entire life. My community in Virginia was fairly diverse…

From Seoul to Busan: Korean Adventures with John

Hey everyone, welcome to my blog. On this page, I’ll be documenting two weeks of exciting adventures in the vibrant nation of South Korea. I’ll talk more about that in a minute, but first, I’ll start by introducing myself. My name is John Kerris, and I am a first-year student in Pitt’s College of Business…

Operation: Korean Smart Systems

Hi there, my name is Jordan Athas. I am a rising sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh: Swanson School of Engineering, participating in the Plus3 study abroad, Korea, program. I was born and raised in Lisle IL, right outside Chicago. I am pursing a degree in electrical engineering, as I am very interested in electronic…

Soon to be in South Korea!

In these next two weeks I have the pressure of finals week, the hassle of moving out of my dorm, and the stress of deciding what I should spend my remaining dining dollars on. However, my excitement for this Plus 3 program has not decreased in the slightest. Although the 14-hour flight may damper it…

South Korea—A Tiger of Asia

Hi there! My name is Thomas Vo, I am an international student from Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. I was admitted to the University of Pittsburgh as a freshman for the Fall 2018 semester and am currently pursuing a double degree from the College of Business Administration and the Dietrich School of Arts…