Learn about the UConn community while building study skills to help you succeed in your courses and outside the classroom through First Year Programs.
First Year Experience
UConn's First Year Experience program comprises course offerings and services that foster student success, development, transition, and leadership. First- and second-year students at the University study and engage in exploration, learning, and research in small, 19-seat seminar sections.
FYE courses are taught by instructors from departments and colleges throughout the University, who are assisted by undergraduate peer mentors and graduate leaders, allowing our courses to become collaborative, community-based offerings for active and experiential learning.
First Year International
The First Year International (FYI) program provides UConn students with an opportunity to explore the world through faculty-led global field study courses. FYI trips provide an opportunity for first-year students to investigate the study abroad experience by way of 4-6 week programs which occur during the winter or summer intersessions. FYI is a unique interdepartmental endeavor focused on connecting first- and second-year students with research faculty on the global scene. All trips are sponsored by UConn Education Abroad.