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Students Currently Abroad

Course descriptions

View course descriptions and syllabi for all of the Global Studies courses offered at our European campuses by visiting the individual program pages online and selecting "Course Information". If you would like to add or drop any of your courses, see below.  If you have any questions regarding the courses that have been approved for your time abroad, please feel free to contact our office via email or at 718-990-6105.

Academic calendar

The academic calendars for Global Studies programs are different from the calendar for the New York campuses. Please make sure that you are using the appropriate academic calendar for your program before making any travel plans for you or your family.  Academic calendars are available on the individual program pages.  

Booklists

Students are responsible for their own course materials, except where course readers are provided.  Book Lists are available on our Accepted Students site under #9.

Making changes to your current registration

If you would like to make changes to your registration once you are abroad, St. John's students may process the change directly through UIS during the Add/Drop period at the beginning of the semester for semester-long or Module 1 courses (visiting students will need to complete the Change of Registration Form).  After the Add/Drop period at the beginning of the semester, if you wish to make any changes to your Module 2 or 3 courses, you must complete a Change of Registration Form,  If you are changing to a course that was already approved by your advising dean as part of your application, you simply need to complete the form and forward it to the OGS Registration Team.  We'd be happy to process the change for you.  If you are selecting new courses, however, that were not part of your original application for study abroad, you will need to send the form to both your advising dean and to the OGS Registration Team.  This form also allows you to request academic approval for the pass/fail option.  Please be sure to reference the calendars above for all of the important deadlines for add/drop, withdrawal and applying for pass/fail.  To find your academic advisor, refer to this list of Advising Deans .  

*As a reminder, all students in semester programs abroad are required to enroll in at least 12 credits to maintain full-time status.  Three of your courses must be in-person abroad and you must be in at least one course throughout the entire semester; in other words, you may not have an empty module with no in-person courses while in Europe.  Beyond those three in-person course, you are welcome to select other in-person or online courses, being sure that all of your selected courses have your advising dean's approval and work for your curriculum.