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Parent Orientation Program

Information Sessions for Parents of Interested and Participating Students

Have you heard about St. John's University global studies programs and want an opportunity to learn more? If so, we welcome you to join us for on e of our upcoming sessions on our Queens and Staten Island campuses. During these informal presentations, we'll address the questions that families often have as they consider sending their students abroad, including:

1. Costs. Did you know that our students “travel” with all their current financial aid? In addition, we award over $600,000 in additional grants to help make our programs more affordable. 
2. Coursework. Our programs are custom-made for St. John’s students, and offer classes that fit nearly every student's schedule—particularly if they plan ahead. 
3. Why go? Study abroad can be a formative academic and personal experience, but equally important, it can provide a competitive advantage on the job market. Nationally, only about 10% of college graduates study abroad, while over 40% of St. John's students study abroad!

Beyond our own orientation programs, we encourage you to research your students' destinations with them.  You can also find great resources online, including this Parent Orientation for Study Abroad, from Grand Valley State University.


Parent Semester and Short-Term Programs Information Session

The Office of International Education invites parents to attend an information session offering a full overview not only of each of our wonderful programs abroad, but the policies and procedures in place to best prepare students for a successful and productive time abroad.

To RSVP, please call (718) 990-6105 or email

Global Passport Program Information Sessions:

Semester and Short-Term Programs Information Sessions:
Monday, February 11: 6-7:30 p.m., TBA (Queens Campus)
Tuesday, February 12: 6-7:30 p.m., DaSilva Hall Room 212 (Staten Island Campus)
Friday, February 22: 12-1:30 p.m., Web-Ex (Online)

Parent Pre-Departure Orientation Schedule

Pre-Departure Orientation for the Parents of Accepted Students:

The Office of International Education invites all parents of students who have confirmed for a semester or short-term program to attend a Parent Pre-Departure Orientation specifically for YOU! 

Staten Island Campus - CANCELLED due to no RSVPs
Monday, April 29th from 6pm-7:30pm
Kelleher Lower Level

Can't attend in person? Feel free to sign up for our online parent pre-departure orientation session. When you RSVP for this event, you'll receive an email within 24 hours of the session with instructions on how to access the online orientation.

You can also review the Parent Pre-Departure Orientation presentation here.

To RSVP, please call (718) 990-6105 or email