Three Countries, One Semester… Discover
the World: Europe
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Finding a program that fits your needs—both academic and
personal—can be a challenge. That’s why Discover the World: Europe
has been incredibly successful. Through this unique program,
students engage core requirements while living and learning in
three different locations—Rome, Italy; Paris, France; and Seville,
- Popular Core Classes—With a European
Twist. Our course offerings take you on a true academic
adventure. For example, “Art & Architecture in France” isn’t
only about studying art in textbooks and reading top theorists,
it’s also about getting out in the city—with a top professor as
your guide—to see and experience what you might otherwise learn
only “by the book.” Be sure to check out the course details for Discover the
World, including information on the Psychology and Pharmacy classes for majors and
- Innovative Modular Format.
Through Discover the World’s unique course format, you’ll complete
a semester’s worth of credits in three, five-week sessions—with one
or two courses in each city. By focusing on a few classes in each
“module,” you’ll find time to become immersed in each campus’s
academics while exploring the city. For example, you might perfect
your French as you watch films in the movie houses lining the
Champs-Élysées, or practice your Roman accent while ordering
Italian-style ice cream at a local gelateria. With a class schedule
that typically follows a four-day-a-week timetable, you’ll have
plenty of time in the remaining days to study, travel and
“discover” on your own.
- The Vincentian Difference.
Helping to change lives is an inspiring experience—one that
enhances the study abroad experience. By engaging in
service-learning activities, you’ll make a difference in the lives
of those you work with at local schools, in soup kitchens, or in
other locations throughout our cities. Through our Academic
Service-Learning offerings, you’ll work with the community while
fulfilling course-based experiential education requirements, a
truly Vincentian education.
- Three European Capitals, Three Amazing
Campuses and Teams. By taking you to three countries in a
single semester, Discover the World offers you a multi-faceted
perspective on European culture and politics. Not only will you
experience the outstanding residential and academic resources of a
world-class Catholic university, you’ll do so while remaining a
part of the St. John’s community. Each of our campuses offers a
full-range of amenities including WiFi, a (small) computer lab,
on-site laundry, and an amazing St. John’s team to help you make
the most of your time abroad! Please visit the “ Our Campuses” page for an up-close look
at your future homes-away-from-home.
- Vibrant Excursions throughout Rome,
Paris, and Seville. One of the most exciting parts of the
study abroad experience is the opportunity to explore. Excursions
in and near the city—such as to the Coliseum, the Château de
Versailles, or the Aracena Caves in Spain, along with “greatest
hits” such as the Eiffel Tower—offer the perfect way to take
advantage of your time abroad. Though you’ll enjoy time away from
the classroom, these excursions are guided by our experienced
faculty and staff, so you’ll still be in a learning state of mind.
Best of all, it’s all included in your program fee!
Great! So What Does It Cost?
Program Fee, Spring
(tuition and airfare to and from Europe
Many students are eligible for increased aid when they study
abroad, so a semester abroad may be more affordable than you think!
Be sure to visit our Financial Aid page for detailed
information on costs, available grants and scholarships, as well as
work opportunities abroad. You’ll also find information for SJU’s
dedicated Financial Services team, who can walk you through all
your financial options—including potential new scholarships and
grants—to make sure you’re able to make an informed decision.
Ready to Apply? Click here.
Visit Lonely Planet for more information on our cities: Paris, Rome, and Seville.