Plus3 Germany, I love you.

I hate goodbyes. More than I hate waking up early in the morning, which is a lot. Usually I don’t do them, I literally just walk away because I refuse to accept a terminal interaction with someone, but I’ve been changed so much by this program and all the people part of it, that I…

Day 13: Austria!

We were allowed to go wherever we wanted on the last day of the trip. So, a group of ten of us decided to go to Salzburg, Austria! I know what y’all are probably thinking: Ravi probably slept in on his free day. Wrong! We were out of the hotel by 6:45! I had to…

Day 12: Disney?

With the stress of presentations finally over, we were able to fully enjoy a day in German culture and architectural marvel. We hopped on the bus, and like usual, I considered the travel part of our journey the time when I would get my final cycle of sleep. I was promptly woken up when we…

Day 11: Presentations!

I’m not an early riser, and so when I saw the first thing on the agenda was presentations, starting at 1 pm, I had no intention of waking up early. We decided to meet up at the University at 10 am, which was more than fine with me. I took a nice shower, and put…

Day 9: Embracing Innovation

I may have gotten little sleep, but there was no time to be tired (jeez, I sound like finals week). It was my company visit day! We got condolences from the rest of the program since we were the last visit and the only visit after the weekend; we would have less than 48 hours…

Day 8: Remembering History

In respect to the purpose of the day and to match the mood we would all be enveloped in, the weather was gloomy and rainy today. We were going to visit Dachau, the first concentration camp in Germany, to see firsthand the darkest parts of German history we learnt through texts and classes. For this…

Day 7: MUNICH!! <3

I popped up at 8:30, suspicious of the amount of sleep I was getting. I thought I slept through my alarm, but our departure was set at 9 (the latest of any day on the trip!), so Jeff and I had set our alarm to 8:40, of course. I was so well rested… it didn’t…

Day 5: Bigger Than Some Countries?!

Today was one of the earliest days of the program, yet I was probably the most refreshed I ever would be. Travel to Audi was very lengthy, clocking in at almost 2 hours. Since I wasn’t too tired, I decided to work on my blogs and admire the German scenery. I was very fascinated with…

Day 6: Faurecia, Politics, and Best Bromance

10 May 2019 When I woke up two things were wildly wrong. First, Jeff was up more than 20 minutes before we had to leave (talk about an early bird!). And second, he was putting on a suit, like a full suit with a white shirt and jacket and all. Even though he looked pretty…

Day 4: Architecture, Art, and Companies

8 May 2019 – Continental and Regensburg I woke up, stretched, put on my suit, grabbed a croissant, went to the bus, and knocked out for two hours till we reached Regensburg. So, my day really begins in this beautiful, ancient city.  We met up with a tour guide who showed us all the wonders…

Day 3: All the Views

7 May 2019 – Hirschvogel and Oberammergau  Writing this at the conclusion of the day, and before visiting any of the other sites, I don’t know how today could be possible topped: and this way just Day 3 of the trip.  We left early in the morning to first visit Hirschvogel, a steel forging company…

Day 1: Feeling Very American

5 May 2019 As I walked out the plane and looked out the windows of the five star Munich airport at the city, I was instantly amazed. I would hear about how pretty, particular, classy, and elite Munich is (and visit it in a week), but admiring the cleanliness of the city and the aesthetics…

Servus, Team Augsburg!

Hi! My name’s Ravi Gandhi, and I’m a first-year student at the Swanson School of Engineering seeking to do a double major in Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering. I am from Old Bridge, New Jersey – about an hour away from New York City and a ten-minute drive to the beach. My family and I have…

Meet Plus3 Germany 2019!

Welcome to the Germany Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Professor Lawrence Feick and Arielle Schweber, Pitt Business International Programs, are traveling to Augsburg, Germany with 20 College of Business Administration and Swanson School of Engineering students from May 4th- May 18th. The trip will culminate in a business strategy presentation by the University of Pittsburgh students,…