Our Goal: Make the World Your
At St. John’s, we hope to make you a more confident,
well-rounded global citizen by:
- Bringing the world to you through your
coursework. Imagine taking a behind-the-scenes tour of
the Louvre with an expert or digging your way through an
archaeological site in Greece. Perhaps you’ll decide to take our
“City of Rome” class and spend many of your “classroom” hours
seeing and touching the marvels of this ancient city. Our wide
selection of programs will give you a new way to define your
- Providing you with opportunities to
experience the culture during your daily life abroad.
For example, you might practice for Italian class while you chat
with locals in the markets, cafes and churches, or bring your art
history textbooks to life by exploring the masterpieces of Bernini
in the Piazza Navona.
- Giving you ways to learn about the
culture while giving back. At the core of the St. John’s
mission is the idea of helping underserved communities. Many of our
programs offer service opportunities that give you a chance to see
another side of the cities you’ll live in, truly engaging the
people and cultures—and growing as a person in the process.
Not Just A Tourist
Naturally, you will start to become a true global citizen,
but some of your most memorable experiences during your time abroad
will not come from simply living in another country. Cultural
immersion is more than just being there, and as a study abroad
student, you will be living the culture every day —not as a
tourist, but more like a local, truly taking part in the life of
another country. You will gain a greater understanding of the
culture and language, gaining a deeper understanding of the world
as you do.
We encourage you to be open to this aspect of study abroad.
Allow your perspective to shift to a global perspective, something
that only comes from a deeper, more critical cultural immersion.
Become a global citizen with St. John’s!