Recordings and Presentation Slides from previous meetings are archived on this page

Spring 2023 Information Session from May 10, 2022


Topics covered include:

  • Background on the program
  • Introduction of faculty and courses
  • Comments from students who participated in the Spring 2022 COLFA Semester in Urbino
  • Living arrangements and program trips
  • Costs, Scholarships, and Funding
  • Why study abroad: you can’t afford not to go!

See the Presentation Slides here

Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Meeting from February 22

Topics covered include:

  • Background on the program
  • Introduction of faculty and courses
  • Living arrangements and program trips
  • Costs, Scholarships, and Funding
  • Scholarship advice (see Dr. Chapman’s Gilman presentation here)

See the Presentation Slides here

Fall 2022 and Beyond Meeting from January 14
Join us for an overview of the COLFA Semester in Urbino and see how you can participate! Topics discussed include:

  • courses offered in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
  • activities on the extended trips to Rome, Florence, and Venice plus the day trips to Bologna, Ravenna, Assisi, and other locations. All trips are included in the program fee and integrated with your courses
  • cost and scholarships (there are many scholarships available!)
  • timelines
  • why study abroad and the COLFA Semester in Urbino is right for you!

See the meeting slides here.

November 30 and December 1 Mandatory Travel Update Meeting

Topics discussed at this meeting include:

  • arrival and departure times for airline tickets
  • distribution of calendars
  • required items in the Study Abroad portal
  • phone plan requirements while in Italy
  • process for traveling to restricted regions in Italy during the semester abroad
  • recent Italian COVID requirement updates
  • upcoming Global Initiatives meetings

Watch the recording of the November 30 meeting with the chat messages here

October 27, 2021: Scholarships and Preparation for the Spring 2022 Semester

See the presentation slides here.

September 16, 2021: Information Meeting for Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Beyond

At this meeting we provided an overview of the program, introduced you to the lead faculty members and courses offered for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters, and provided information on the application process, costs, and how you can support your semester abroad through financial aid and scholarships.

View the presentation slides and agenda from the meeting. The slides include many helpful links that were shared in the chat.

September 9, 2021: Urbino Updates, Enrollment, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Topics discussed include updates on the current situation in Urbino, pictures of the new residence in the Palazzo Chiocci, information on the enrollment process including the application to the UTSA Study Abroad portal, scholarships, and financial aid. We were very fortunate to have the following people join us (we have included their contact information in case you need to reach out to them for questions):

        • Loc Le, Program Specialist, Global Initiatives – Education Abroad
        • Will Smith, Assistant Dean, Director, COLFA Center for Student Excellence
        • Drew Chapman, Director, Nationally Competitive Awards and Scholarships
        • Diana Martinez and Iris Blunt, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

       

    • View the presentation slides and agenda from the meeting. The many many helpful links that were shared in the meeting chat have been added to the slides.

April 6, 2021: UTSA Study Abroad Application Requirements and Endorsements from Former Students

Topics discussed include the timeline for the Spring 2022 semester and information on the UTSA Study Abroad application. Four former students share their experience and answer questions. View the Presentation Slides.

March 23 and 25, 2021: Scholarships and Financial Aid

We were joined by Drew Chapman from the UTSA Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships with information and advice an preparing scholarship applications, Diana Martinez and Iris Blunt, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, and representatives from Academic Advising. The two meetings cover the same topics and material. View the Presentation Slides

March 2, 2021: Information Session

This meeting provides an introduction to the program with a description of courses, program-related excursions, and details of costs and the timeline. View the Presentation Slides