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First Year Experience Study Abroad

First Year Experience Study Abroad - Roman Colosseum

Living the UST Mission in a Global Setting

Each spring, freshmen can earn two credit hours toward their degree while traveling abroad with their classmates and a mentor team. The program highlights social justice and service learning in the local and host communities.


One of our flagship FYESA programs is the Rome, Italy program. We take 15 students on a nine day adventure to the heart of the Catholic Church.


  • Explore St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican
  • Visit the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain
  • See famous art at the Vatican Museum

Classes begin Thursday after spring break on campus. The travel dates will be May 17 – 25, 2019.


We have different funding opportunities for the First Year Experience Study Abroad (FYESA) program. See the link below for scholarships available just for FYESA.

Application Deadlines
  • Study abroad application and deposit deadline:
    • December 14, 2018
  • Scholarship application:
    • November 2, 2018

Class size is limited and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For additional information, contact Dr. Jo Meier Marquis, Director of Freshman Symposium at