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UTSA cuts Italy study abroad short over coronavirus

Gondola rides through Venice, Italy. UTSA recently decided to recall all students, faculty and staff from Italy
study abroad programs. Photo Courtesy of Grace Bermúdez.

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 4, 2020

UTSA is recalling all 70 students, faculty and staff from study abroad programs in Italy, according to an email to students from President Dr. Taylor Eighmy on March 2. In another email sent to students on behalf of Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Senior International Officer Dr. Lisa Montoya on Feb. ...

Studying Abroad

Katrina Clements

November 6, 2019

In college, we all try to figure out what our purpose is. As young adults who feel lost in our career paths, our studies and in finding ourselves, we seek adventure and new opportunities. How can we escape the madness of being a busy college student without wasting precious time and money? Studying abroad...

UTSA seeks European collaboration


Heather Montoya

August 27, 2019

UTSA announced expansion efforts of its International Study Center at Urbino, Italy (ISCU) that will include communicating with other European universities such as universities in Germany, France and Istanbul to create study collaborations. “We at the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning...

Students travel for credit

A student studying in India stretches  his hand for a photo with the Taj Mahal. Photo Courtesy of Brandon Lanners/Education Abroad Services

Leah Feneley

October 25, 2017

Education Abroad Services organize diverse study abroad opportunities in many different international locations for the fall, spring and summer semesters to expand the knowledge and experiences of UTSA students.    Director of Education Abroad Services Brandon Lanners said, “You should go abroad bec...

Slow to enroll

File Photo/The Paisano

Vincent Valdez

October 19, 2017

UTSA’s international enrollment has declined. Lisa Marie Gomez, executive director of UTSA’s Office of International Programs, acknowledges the international enrollment decline and is uncertain of the monetary impact at the university level. “In terms of our office, we are partially funded through an in...

Studying Abroad

Photos by Gaige Davila

Gaige Davila

September 1, 2017

I studied abroad last spring in Italy via the “COLFA in Urbino” program. I returned to the States two months ago and picked up my on-campus job and position at The Paisano where I left them. I’m in the routine I had before I left, and it’s helped with adjusting to living in America again. I h...

Abroad in Urbino: A student travel column #3

All photos by Grace Bermúdez

Gaige Davila

April 11, 2017

I didn’t spend long in the Doge’s Palace. After three months of walking through these compounds, you realize how little you know about anything, and that not even a lifetime of studying a space can convey all that went on there. It’s a disservice to history, and I don’t bother. I exited the ...

Abroad in Urbino: A student travel column #2

The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy

Gaige Davila

March 1, 2017

I’ve been waking up at 6 a.m. every morning without an alarm. I don’t know if it’s out of wanting to use my time, or finally having my sleep schedule regulated. Breakfast is small, and everyone is quiet. I abuse the campus cafe’s coffee machine but eat only one cornetto. I’m almost always h...

Abroad in Urbino: A student travel column

Gaige Davila, The Paisano

Gaige Davila

February 8, 2017

All thirty-four hours of travel was experienced second-to-second, with no music, no sleep, little food and no expectations. I thought about the woman from the night before; she kept saying not to worry. I wasn’t worried. Every flight, TSA line, cab train and hour without sleep was like a punch of fe...

UTSA students break from the states

During Teach and Learn Korea (TaLK) participants spend their free time exploring South Korea at the peak of its cherry blossom season. Photo courtesy of Alex Poe

Isaac Serna

January 12, 2017

Select UTSA students will not begin their Spring 2017 semester on campus. Instead, their studies will be in Italy, Germany, South Korea and other countries. According to NAFSA data, 1.5 percent of U.S. students in higher education participate in study abroad programs. Nationally, student participati...

Study Abroad: What to know before you go

March 24, 2015

Robert Pistochi, The Paisano Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience, but preparing for these excursions is just as important as the trip itself. Lori Brady, sophomore pre-nursing student at UTSA, will be traveling to Madrid, Spain this fall semester and shared some of her insig...

Student Abroad Series: Week One in London- Adjustment

August 13, 2013

Photo Credit: Sara Flores As someone who has never had any time to travel abroad, I was quite surprised when the opportunity to study literature in London for three weeks with nine other UTSA students fell so easily into my lap. As far as foreign countries go, it seemed like the p...