Hey Vietnam, I’m coming Phở you!

Hi everyone. My name is Aaron Moon and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration. I am intending to double major in Accounting and Business Information System while also pursuing the minor in Economics. With this degree, I plan on becoming a CPA and possibly travel around the world as I work…

From the classroom, to the city, to Vietnam!

Hello everyone! My name is Allyson Koda, and I am a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh looking to pursue a degree in marketing with minors in computer science and creative writing, and a certificate in data analytics. On campus, I am involved with The American Marketing Association and competed on their case competition team….

Countdown to Vietnam: 13 Days

Hi everyone! My name is Alyssa Barton and I am a student in the Swanson School of Engineering. I plan on pursuing chemical engineering and a certificate in nuclear engineering. I’m not sure what exactly I would like to do pertaining to nuclear engineering yet; I am intrigued to find out more about the field…

Study for Finals? nah… Study abroad? ‘Nam.

Hi Everyone, My name is Patrick Stevens and I can’t wait until Plus3 Vietnam! I’m finishing up freshman year here at Pitt and am excited for next fall when I will be starting my Computer Engineering classes in the Swanson School of Engineering. I am from a south suburb of Chicago, Palos Heights, Illinois and…

Happily Awaiting Ho Chi Minh

Hi everyone! My name is Maria Thorpe, and I am a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering. I am majoring in chemical engineering. I am so excited to be travelling to Vietnam this summer on the Plus3 program! Originally, I am from Eldersburg, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore. I have one brother and two…

Variety is the Spice of Life

Hey everybody! My name is Ryan MacElroy. I am one of eight children, and I am very excited to embark on Plus3 Vietnam! I live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. My hobbies include skiing, soccer, and watching documentaries. Fun fact: I once ate an entire bag of chocolate chips in one sitting. I am a freshman…

Good Morning Vietnam!

              Hello everyone, my name is Josh Gailey and I am attending the Plus3 Program to Vietnam this summer!  I am pursuing a degree in Accounting and Finance with an intended minor in Economics.  My ultimate goal with this degree is to become a CPA and hopefully help those in low income areas manage their…

*Insert Vietnam pun here*

I’m Lorenzo Monteil. I’m writing this to fulfill my requirements as a participant of plus3 Vietnam. There isn’t much to introduce here, but to put it concisely: Personally, I lived in LA(the city, not the state) most of my life, on standardized tests I fill out the “multiple ethnicities” bubble, I know enough Spanish to…

Keeping Up with Keilani

Xin chào! (That’s “hello” in Vietnamese!) My name is Keilani Swartzmiller. I am currently a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in industrial engineering and I intend on minoring in Chinese. As far as extracurriculars go, I am involved in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Pitt Excel (the diversity undergraduate program), and I…

Here I Come, Ho Chi Minh!

Hello everyone! My name is Jaden Draksler and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration. Currently, I am double majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management while also pursuing the Certificate in Business Analytics and a minor in Economics. I am not entirely sure what I want to do after graduation yet,…

Counting Down to Vietnam

Hello everyone! My name is Anna Workosky, and I am a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering here at the University of Pittsburgh. I plan to pursue a degree in chemical engineering with a focus in pharmaceuticals and a possible minor in either neuroscience or economics. With my degree, I hope to work in…

Sightseeing with Sarah

Hello! I’m Sarah Dapper and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration. My intended majors as of now are marketing and psychology. There is a possibility that I pursue a minor in economics as well but this may change as I discover what I enjoy with some more classes. I am also…

Plus3 Vietnam: Introductory Blog Post

Greetings folks, I’m Joe Galante, a freshman in Pitt business majoring in Business Information Systems. Outside of my schoolwork, I’m on the business team of Pitt’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers, where we build a formula racing car from scratch, race it, then market it in a mock professional sales pitch to investors. Outside of…

Off to Vietnam in a Ho Chi Minute!

Hello everyone! My name is Braden Hurst, a Freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. I am originally from Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, a small town in the middle of the state. As of now, I intend to double major in Marketing and Supply Chain management within the College of Business Administration, while pursuing a minor in Spanish…

Happily Heading to Ho Chi Minh

Greetings everyone! My name is Jake Walker and I am currently enrolled in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. I plan on pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Structural Engineering, as well as a minor in Architectural Design. I do not currently have an intended career planned…

Day Dreams of Vietnam

Hi everyone! I’m Kayla Siedlecki, and I’m a freshman studying in the College of Business Administration with a planned major of finance and a dual degree with actuarial math. I am also planning to minor in economics and Spanish. After graduation, I plan on becoming a financial actuary, although my plans are subject to change…

Signing on in Saigon

Hi everyone! My name is Josh Sorkin and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration planning to major in finance and accounting with a certificate in international business. I was born in New Jersey, but I’ve lived in Alpharetta, Ga since I was five. Coming to Pittsburgh from Georgia was a big…

Day 0: Xin chào!

Hi everyone! My name is Julia Mascho, and I’m a freshman environmental engineering student here at Pitt. When I’m not doing schoolwork, I’m probably writing or drawing. In the future, I aim to design environmental policy. I can also picture myself sampling streams and sediment across Pennsylvania. In my free time, I want to foster…

Abroad with Ava

“Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” Ibn Battuta Hi everyone! My name’s Ava, and I’m currently a freshman in the College of Business Administration. I intend to study Finance (and possibly Accounting!) with a potential minor in Economics. Although my career path remains undecided, I would love to work…