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Enhance your intellectual and personal journey, expand your
mind, broaden your horizons and gain a new perspective on life.
Learn to think and act globally.
While abroad, you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity
to become immersed in an entirely new cultural setting. Being
abroad gives you the opportunity to discover your strengths and
abilities, conquer new challenges, and solve new problems. Learn
why the Spanish steps are in Rome! See the beauty of Monet’s
Giverny gardens for yourself! Trace the footsteps of Spanish
culture in Seville!
Take an opportunity to give greater depth to your academic
career by making the world your classroom. Break out of the
monotony and routine of your semester and challenge your mind and
your spirit by jumping into another culture.
Learning a language in New York means visiting the Language Lab,
but when you study abroad, the language lab is all around you! Give
your language skills such a boost that you’ll soon sound like
a native speaker, and possibly even add a language minor.
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In order to change the world you have to see it. One unique
aspect of St. John’s Global Studies is our commitment to service
learning. In the tradition of our Vincentian heritage and mission,
each semester-long program has a service learning component.
As a University, we commit ourselves to academic excellence but
also the pursuit of social justice and aid to the poor. As global
citizens we must find ways to do serve not only those in our own
communities, but also those in need throughout the world. You will
have the chance to go beyond your nation's boundaries and help
families right in their own country. Students who have worked in
soup kitchens in Rome or hospitals in Paris have gained a new
perspective on other cultures and people.
Studying abroad is an investment in your future - one that
helps distinguish you from the crowd. Employers look for
well-rounded candidates who display drive and independent thinking;
by studying abroad you can demonstrate your leadership skills.
The world is becoming more and more globalized every day.
America has invested billions in foreign countries, and companies
around the world continue to invest in the international market.
Through an employer's eyes, students who have studied abroad are
self-motivated, independent, willing to embrace challenges, and
able to cope with diverse situations. Your experience living and
studying in a foreign country will give you the skills necessary to
negotiate in another culture, and give you language skills that
will set you apart from other job applicants.