St. John's Among Top-30 Universities for Study Abroad Participation
With more than 44 percent of St. John’s undergraduates choosing to earn credit by living and learning in other countries, the University has risen to 27th place nationwide in study abroad participation, according to The Institute of International Education (IIE).
The organization’s Open Doors® 2017 Report on International Educational Exchange listed doctorate-granting American universities with the greatest proportions of undergraduates studying abroad.
St. John’s was among the nation’s leading schools, with 839 undergraduate students participating in at least one study abroad opportunity during the 2015–16 academic year. The new ranking marks a rise of four spots for the University, which was listed at 31 in last year’s report.
“St. John’s quick movement up the IIE rankings over the past three years clearly shows the dedication of our faculty and staff in New York and abroad, the engagement of our students, and the support of our board and senior leadership,” said Matthew Pucciarelli, Associate Provost of Global Studies Programs.
Students at St. John’s can choose from a wide variety of distinctive semester-long programs at the University’s Rome campus as well as locations in Paris, Limerick, and Seville. Shorter study abroad options include the popular Global Passport program, which offers incoming students the opportunity to study abroad from their first days at St. John’s, and the Global Destination Course offerings in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, which embed business site visits overseas into the College’s curriculum.
Each year, St. John’s students also commit approximately 5,000 hours to service sites worldwide, making a difference in every corner of the globe.
“When students have the chance to study abroad, they should do it,” said JohnAnthony DiMaria ’17CPS, ’18MS, who spent a semester at St. John’s Rome campus while completing his bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts. “You really just have to have curiosity and an open mind.”