The Last Post

In my past two weeks in Korea, there have been many interesting experiences—some that I thought I never would have experienced, such as taking a tour of the Hyundai vehicle plant. All of the companies that my group had gone to visit shared some similar qualities. Primarily, they all valued ethics in their field. As…

Delay Day

Today I woke up at around 6:30 AM, very different from yesterday. My voice is still gone, but my cough has gotten slightly better. I did not have time for breakfast today since we had to check out at 7:30 and by the time my roommate and I got done showering and getting ready to…

A Day of Sleep

I woke up and my voice was almost completely gone. It was cutting in and out all the time, which was not good news because I had to do my final presentation today. My sore throat still remains along with my congestion, but at least I’m getting sick during the latter half of the trip…

Live Octopus

Today’s itinerary consisted of going to the U.S Consulate and then Pusan National University. The U.S Consulate visit was almost a last minute addition because we were originally going to go to SECO MIBOGEAR but they cancelled. So the U.S Consulate it is! Originally we went to somewhere other than the consulate because we had…

The Robotic Port

The agenda for today is to go to Trainor Korea and then the Busan New Container Terminal. I did not have breakfast today because I had a very bad sore throat in the morning. We left for Trainor at 9 and arrived at around 10. Trainor is a company that trains electrical workers and certifies…

To our last destination: Busan

Today began at 8:30 roughly. I went to breakfast and did all that I needed to in order to get ready for the day. Our first visit was to Hyundai Motor Company. This was in Ulsan and was yet another interesting tour. It began very similarly to the Hyundai Heavy Industries visit. We watched a…

To Ulsan!

Today we checked out of the hotel at Gyeongju and went to travel to Ulsan. At Ulsan we are to see Jinsan Marine Management and Hyundai Heavy Industries (the portion of Hyundai that builds ships). We checked out at 7 and made our way to Jinsan. We arrived at roughly 9:30. At Jinsan, we were…

Buddha’s Birthday

Today began a little later with respect to the other days: 9 AM. We began the day by going to a tomb from ancient Korea, these tombs reminded me of the hobbit houses from The Lord of the Rings. There was a wooden chamber at the base of the mound, then a pile of stone…

Goodbye Seoul, Hello Gyeongju!

On Saturday, we traveled from Seoul to Gyeongju. The bus ride was roughly 5 hours including two rest stops in which we were allotted a total of an hour and a half. So the trip without stops would have been three hours and thirty minutes, I didn’t really do much at the rest stops so…

Two Wins, One Day

Today I woke up at 6:30, got breakfast, talked to some friends during breakfast, the whole nine yards. We didn’t have to leave until 9 o’clock, so I decided to leave the room at around 8:55. Perfect timing in my opinion. We then got on an hour bus ride to go to the DMZ (demilitarized…

I Seoul U

Today was an easier day in the sense that I did not have to wake up as early as I normally do. I began the day by waking up at 7 o’clock, then did my morning routine which now includes eating breakfast (something that is normally not a part of my morning routine at Pitt)….

A Little Visit to Samsung Biologics

The day started with a short breakfast, only about 10 minutes because we had to leave early for our Samsung biologics visit. This visit was amazing, it began with a small presentation about the history of the plant. The plant had a very impressive history to it, a single plant was built in 2 years…

Korean Baseball

Today began with breakfast once again down in the B2 level of the hotel. I did not eat much, I only had some lettuce and spring rolls as opposed to yesterday where I had a larger meal and some tea. After breakfast I was able to relax for about 20 minutes until we had to…

Day 2 in Seoul!

I woke up at around 5:30 AM after a decent sleep. Breakfast began at 7 AM which gave me ample time to get ready for the day. Breakfast was good in my opinion, there were dumplings which I would not have expected to be served for breakfast, but lo and behold it was there. After…

Children’s Day (05/05/2019)

At the Korean airport, otherwise known as the Incheon airport, we had to first fill out a small paper and a larger paper, the larger paper was about the size of a single brochure page whereas the smaller paper the size of a credit card. The small paper was for customs and the larger paper…

Flying to Seoul

Today was the first day of me using an airport in quite some time. It took some getting used to again. There were times in which I was fairly confused as to which way to go, but they were easy enough to figure out. TSA is something that I am not quite used to as…

Tyler Sheetz, the beginning

Hello! My name is Tyler Sheetz and I have been accepted into the Plus3 Korea program. I am from Bucks County Pennsylvania, specifically from Perkasie. Back when I lived in Bucks County, I worked at my local Best Buy for roughly three months (I was seasonal), this was my only previous job that I got…

Meet Plus3 Korea 2019!

Welcome to the Korea Plus3 Study Abroad Program! While exploring various cities within South Korea, students will be exposed to the innovative technology scene and develop an understanding of how that influences culture. Participants will experience two weeks filled with exploration and opportunities for growth. Students will spend time at various companies and develop an…