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Brave New World

Brave New World

Ricardo Rodriguez

March 30, 2018

“One friend once told me, ‘AJ, you’re really comfortable with fear, and you don’t have to be.’” Analicia Jaramillo, or AJ, is an extraordinarily brave woman who has had extraordinary experiences exploring the world. While AJ has never found travelling convenient, she sees it as a worthwhile...

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...

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 ...

Student Abroad Series: Italy

July 6, 2013

When signing up for study abroad in Italy, one might imagine white-marbled cities with extravagant pagan monuments on every street. However, this is quite the opposite. I was unrealistically expecting to visit Rome and see a city untouched after 2,000 years of existence. Don’t get me wrong, the It...