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Students at Embassy
As six St. John’s University students ascended the 6,500 foot Mount Mbapit in Cameroon this past summer, they laughed recalling the requirement to train with intense cardio in the SJU Fitness Center before joining the study abroad trip.
Ozanam Scholars examine and seek solutions to real-world social justice issues, conduct research, complete a capstone project in their senior year, and travel around the world to serve those in need.
For the 20-year-old journalism major, the experience became one of self-discovery.
Inspired by the University’s Vincentian Mission, St. John’s students in the Department of Art and Design have created an outdoor mural expressing the optimistic vision of a local child care center dedicated to the social and intellectual growth of young learners.
At 17 years old, two Maryland high school students took action against the cycle of poverty that traps many young people in their families’ hometown of Bali Nyonga, Cameroon.
“If I didn’t go to St. John’s,” said Joseph De Jesus ‘16C, “there’s no chance I would end up getting accepted to Harvard.”