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First Year Experience Study Abroad

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.


Freshmen Year Experience Study Abroad  - RomeOne 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 18 – 26, 2018.


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 1, 2017
  • Scholarship application:
    • October 31, 207 at noon

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