First Year Experience


Welcome to the beginning of YOUR college experience at Augusta University!

As you begin this exciting (and sometimes overwhelming) experience, it is important to know that we offer lots of way to help in your transition. Listed below are some of the events available during the First Year Experience (FYE) that will create a pathway for success for your next four years in college!


First Year Experience

INQR 1000

Beginning in July 2017, INQR 1000 is now overseen by the Office of Experiential Learning.   Please contact that office with any questions.

 

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First Year Experience

FYE Study Abroad
Spring Break 2017

March 31 - April 8, 2017

Designed just for First-Year Students

The Costa Rican people have a saying – Pura Vida! - which means living the Pure Life. FYE Costa Rica is a study abroad trip designed especially for freshmen to experience Pura Vida for themselves. Not only do students take core classes, SOCI 1101 and INQR 1000, they also will participate in significant life-changing experiences, such as staying overnight with a local Tican family, planting trees to offset our carbon footprint, zip lining from a mountain so high you can see both the Caribbean and Pacific oceans, learning to dance the merengue, hiking the Montverde Cloud Reserve, eating fruit right from the trees, understanding how important la familia is to the coffee farmers and observing the wildlife which live in the canopies of the forest. The location - UGA Campus - is an Eco lodge that is both beautiful and intelligently designed in its sustainability. We will end our week together enjoying the beach at the beautiful pacific ocean resort, Playa Samara (beach).

Courses Offered:

SOCI 1101:
Introduction to Sociology (3hrs)
Professor: 

Dr. Candace Griffith
Email: 
cagriffith@augusta.edu

INQR 1000:
Costa Rica (1 hr)
Professors: 

Dr. Jessica Ziembroski & Penny Alderman
Email: 
jziembroski@augusta.edu &
palderman@augusta.edu

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First Year Experience

SYE Study Abroad
Spring Break 2017

March 31 - April 8, 2017

Designed just for Second-Year Students

Italia! Home of Roman gods, ancient architecture, Renaissance artists, and incredibly delicious food! Come and travel with us during Spring Break 2017 to Rome, Florence, and Cortona. Learn how olive oil and artisan cheeses are made, and experience the sights and sounds of true Italy. This study abroad experience is designed for sophomore students to experience HUMN 2950 in a rich, historical environment where academics merge with the normal lifestyle of a typical Italian community at the UGA campus in Cortona. Learn about the high price of sin in Dante’s Inferno, then lose yourself in the love sonnets of Petrarch. See Michelangelo’s David then gaze in wonder at his masterpieces that comprise the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Pair your HUMN 2950 course with an INQR 1000 designed to highlight the culinary arts of Italy. Take up to 4 credit hours during Spring Break and rejoice in the fact that you are in the cradle of the Renaissance!

Courses Offered:

HUMN 2950:
Humanities in Italy (3 hrs)

this course can substitute for either HUMN 2001 or 2002
Professor: Robert Bledsoe
Email: rbledsoe@augusta.edu

SABR 2930: INQR 1000:
Italy (1 hr)
Professor: 
Giada Biasetti
Email: gbiasette@augusta.edu

 

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