Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Photograph courtesy of Tristan Elizabeth Howard.

Ken in Rome: Two things can be true at once

Kennedy Bustos, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

Kennedy Bustos is participating in UTSA’s“COLFA Semester in Urbino” program. She’ll be spending the semester in Urbino, Italy. She is thrilled to document her adventures in an exclusive column...

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

UTSA cuts Italy study abroad short over coronavirus

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...

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...


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...

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

Students travel for credit

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...

File Photo/The Paisano

Slow to enroll

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...

Photos by Gaige Davila

Studying Abroad

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...

All photos by Grace Bermúdez

Abroad in Urbino: A student travel column #3

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...

The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy

Abroad in Urbino: A student travel column #2

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...

Gaige Davila, The Paisano

Abroad in Urbino: A student travel column

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....

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

UTSA students break from the states

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....

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...

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