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Students at St. John's University have the opportunity to study abroad on a broad range of short-term programs, with options available for most majors at both the graduate and undergraduate level.  Our winter and summer "stand-alone" faculty-directed programs are fully contained between the fall and spring academic semesters—you’ll earn academic credit in programs that range from 10 days to just over a month during the winter intersession or summer.

St. John also offers a unique range of spring and fall programs abroad that spend an academic semester in New York or online and include travel as a required component of the class before, during, or after the academic semester.  These "embedded" faculty-directed programs offer St. John's students an incredible opportunity to prepare for and engage in international education through a full semester’s coursework.

The Key Benefits of Faculty-Directed Programs
  • Top NYC Faculty: Our faculty are dedicated and dynamic, and their passion for the subject matter and location comes through in their careful program planning.
  • Focused Coursework: Short-term programs often offer disciplines—and courses— that are not typically represented on study abroad programs, including graduate opportunities.
  • Great Destinations: Based on areas of faculty expertise, our faculty-directed program locations may vary from year-to-year, but they’re always culturally and historically rich.
  • Affordable Fees: Because summer and winter programs tend to be shorter in duration (typically 1-2 weeks), program fees are generally lower than with other options.  With our spring and fall options, you also save on tuition costs.

Total Costs
  • Program fee: A program fee generally includes items such as accommodations, a meal plan, international health insurance, group transportation, and excursions. Please visit each program webpage to see what comprises each program fee – as each program will vary.
  • Tuition: Tuition is separate from the program fee and students pay for the number of credits taken in addition to the program fee. For more information regarding tuition costs and policies, please visit OSFS web page.
  • Airfare: Students are sometimes responsible for flights to/from program location.  Review the program webpage to see if airfare is included.

Similar to our high-impact winter programs, our summer faculty-directed programs travel between May and August, with options available to both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in Pre-Session, Summer Session I, Summer Session II or Post-Session Programs.  Students may take 3-6 credits per session and are eligible to participate in more than one session per summer. International internships are also available in Paris & Rome during Summer Session I and II, with approval from the Languages & Literatures Department.  

These summer programs offer students the opportunity to enrich their academic experience at St. John's and to complete their major, elective and core requirements, with the advantage of experiencing their courses through the lens of a different culture and landscape.

Winter

  • Field Study in Global Politics
  • International Perspectives in Education - India
  • Star iconIssues in Global Politics: Paris & Brussels

Spring Embedded

  • Resort Management in Rome and the Amalfi Coast
  • Sport Management: Rome
  • Litigation Practice in Paris
  • Hospitality Management in Bologna
  • Homeland Security in Rome (S.I)
  • Cybersecurity in a Global Context
  • Entrepreneurship in Rome
  • Ethics in a Global Perspective: South Africa


Every summer and fall, PharmD students are eligible to participate in rotations in Guatemala as part of their final requirements toward their degree.  Currently, programs are offered in Clarendon, Jamaica;  Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala; and Antigua, Guatemala.  Interested participants should plan to attend the CPHS Rotation Fair which takes place annually in late January.  For more information, please visit the individual program pages:


How can $500 bring you the world?  

 

At St. John’s, we push the envelope in order to help our students achieve a truly global education.

The Global Passport program offers incoming students a chance to “internationalize” their academic experience from their very first days at St. John’s. Through the program, you’ll fulfill one of your core requirements in a completely innovative & comparative way, while studying with top professors who will incorporate the historic and cultural treasures of Rome, Paris and New York into their courses in order to bring the curriculum alive.

Best of all, SJU wants this opportunity to be affordable to all new freshmen and transfer students. We subsidize the Global Passport program to keep the student program fee at just $500, plus the cost of round-trip airfare. 

Visit the Global Passport Program webpage for more information and application deadlines

 

Spend your Winter Break Abroad!

In celebration of a successful academic career at St. John’s, the University would like to congratulate their highest-achieving students by sending them on a week-long, once in a lifetime study abroad experience abroad! This program is especially designed to recognize the commitment to success as well as the outstanding leadership skills demonstrated by the best and brightest members of our community. An international host city could be your classroom setting as you earn 3 credits while visiting some of the world’s historical and cultural landmarks alongside your professor and classmates. Students will soak up the sights and sounds of their host city while staying at a campus or in some programs, pre-paid hotel accommodations) abroad! 

Aside from the knowledge you will glean in this highly competitive program, the best part is, students selected to participate in this program are only required to pay a nominal program fee, round-trip airfare, and tuition.* Upon your return to America, your course format may vary – it may continue as an online class or as a traditional seminar format for the remainder of the spring 2020 term. 

Programs:

  • College of Professional Studies: Sports Management in Rome
  • Staten Island: Homeland Security in Rome 
  • School of Education: Vietnam Summer Session I program

Notes: 

*Undergraduate tuition is included in student semester tuition block as long as student meets full-time status (12 to 18 credits).
*Graduate tuition will be billed separately for tuition and fees based on the prevailing cost of tuition for their designated college.

Flight Info: Please DO NOT book air travel until your program is confirmed to run.
 
  • Top NYC Faculty: Our faculty are dedicated and dynamic, and their passion for the subject matter and location comes through in their careful program planning.
  • Focused Coursework: Short-term programs often offer disciplines—and courses— that are not typically represented on study abroad programs, including graduate opportunities.
  • Great Destinations: Based on areas of faculty expertise, our faculty-directed program locations may vary from year-to-year, but they’re always culturally and historically rich.
  • Affordable Fees: Because summer and winter programs tend to be shorter in duration (typically 1-2 weeks), fees are generally lower than with other options. With our spring and fall options, you also save on tuition!
 
  • Program fee: A program fee generally includes items such as accommodations, a meal plan, international health insurance, group transportation, and excursions. Please visit each program webpage to see what comprises each program fee – as each program will vary.
  • Tuition: Tuition is separate from the program fee and students pay for the number of credits taken in addition to the program fee. For more information regarding tuition costs and policies, please visit OSFS web page.
  • Airfare: Students are sometimes responsible for flights to/from program location.  Review the program webpage to see if airfare is included.