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St. John’s rising sophomores Federico Mussini (Reggio Emilia, Italy) and Yankuba Sima (Girona, Spain) have been selected to compete for their national teams at the 2016 FIBA U20 European Championships from July 16-24 in Helsinki, Finland
Red Storm alums Daryl Homer and Dagmara Wozniak competed in the Pan American Senior Championships in Panama City, Panama, and led their respective U.S. saber teams to gold medals this past weekend.
Andrew Chang ’16TCB, ’16C is heading to Spain this fall to teach public high school students in Madrid as St. John’s University’s latest Fulbright recipient.
Traveling with his wife and young son to South Africa during the summer of 2015, S. Joshua Thomas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy, had a transformative experience that compelled him to incorporate Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) into his course work.
St. John’s University’s students studying in Rome were featured in an interview on Univision’s Despierta America about their experience at St. John’s and in the Eternal City during Holy Week. Reporter Addis Tuñon visited St. John’s campus to discuss the study abroad experience of three students, Andrea Batista, Brian Costner, and Gleymy Garcia. All three students share their personal stories and talk about how the unique opportunity of studying in Rome, the center of the Catholic Church, has shaped them.
As she stood on the border of Jordan and Israel, Keren Baruch ’17 took in the scene around her. “On one side of the Jordan River stood a Jordanian soldier, on the other side stood an Israeli soldier, and within the river a baptism was being performed.”
St. John’s University’s Roberta Villalon, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Associate Professor of Sociology, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to develop research regarding health inequalities and migration in Ecuador. Dr. Villalon will join a prestigious group of Fulbright program participants, including ambassadors, CEOs, heads of state, and Nobel Prize winners.
Taking a first-hand look at the social and cultural impact of global development, 12 St. John’s graduate students joined their professor for a winter intersession in India, touring villages, attending a symposium at a local college, and visiting ancient historic sites.
Fifteen students from St. John’s Staten Island campus spent early January 2016 in Paris, France, where they learned about international efforts to combat terrorism with a University professor who has extensive law enforcement experience.
The Office of Global Studies celebrated several milestones in 2014–15.

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