As technology allows us to communicate efficiently with people
around the world and economies intertwine, we realize that no one
can continue to live and work in isolation. Decisions made in board
rooms in New York affect millions of people in places as far away
as China and Brazil. And, actions by governments and businesses in
those countries affect workers and consumers here at home.
also find ourselves struggling on a global scale to solve problems
stemming from climate change, infectious diseases, food security
and similar issues. As an institution of higher learning, it is our
duty to prepare our students to operate in this world of no
geographic boundaries and also to share our knowledge and expertise
with those who are working to improve our planet.
To maximize our international efforts, St. John’s continually seeks
opportunities to leverage existing relationships with service
organizations and Vincentian communities abroad. For example,
last year we expanded our overseas student service opportunities to
Ireland, where we have an on-going relationship with Dublin’s All
Hallows College, a Vincentian institution.