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St. John's Ranked 31st Nationally for Study Abroad Programs by Institute of International Education

Monday, November 14, 2016

In its most recent Open Doors Data report released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE), St. John’s University ranks 31st in the U.S. among doctorate-granting universities for the study abroad participation rate of its undergraduate students. 

St. John’s is highlighting its study abroad opportunities and accomplishments during the national celebration of International Education Week (November 14-18), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. 

In the 2014-15 school year, St. John’s saw 38.6% of its students study abroad in at least one of more than 25 international education opportunities offered by the university. Perhaps more impressively, St. John’s moved up seven spots from last year (38th at 34.1%), and also ranks 5th in New York State and 3rd in New York City by total volume of study abroad students. 

“We’re proud to be recognized among the elite universities in the country for our study abroad programming,” said Dr. Robert Mangione, University Provost. “St. John’s has dramatically increased study abroad initiatives over the past decade, and now ranks among the top Catholic schools in providing opportunities to learn, work, and serve in extraordinary places throughout the world.”

In addition, “St. John’s study abroad population represents the diversity of its student body, with just over 50% of the cohort identifying as students of color,” says Matthew Pucciarelli, Associate Provost for Global Studies. He adds that “nearly 1/3 also receive Pell grants,” handily outpacing national averages as part of the university’s mission of educational access.

St. John’s University offers over a dozen sites for study abroad across Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, including its own locations in Rome, Italy and Paris, France.  

The university’s innovative Discover the World: Europe program allows students from various disciplines to spend a semester engaged in comparative education, learning from local faculty in three essential European cities – Rome, Paris and Seville, Spain. 

In addition to semester-long programs, St. John’s also offers international courses for as little as 10 days during an intersession, with the remainder of the course taking place online or on one of St. John’s New York campus locations. 

Click here to learn more about St. John’s University’s study abroad programs.

For media inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Reilly, Director of Media Relations at St. John’s University by calling 718-990-5789, or by e-mail to reillye@stjohns.edu. 


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