You’re on the Verge of Something
We’re thrilled that you’re considering studying abroad with St.
John’s. Please read the instructions below carefully, but contact us if you have any questions.
Priority Application Deadlines:
Semester Program Deadlines
Although we review applications for our semester programs on a
rolling basis, we encourage students to apply as early as possible
to increase their chances of attending their first choice program.
Programs can fill early! For example, we’ve found that spring
programs tend to fill by the beginning of October. However, we will
continue to accept applications as long as space is available. Once
you are accepted, in order to secure your place in the program, you
will need to submit a $250 non-refundable deposit.
Semester Program Priority
- Spring 2014
- Applications and deposits are accepted on a rolling basis until
a program fills. Once you have applied, please contact us with any questions or
- Fall 2014
- Applications are now available through UIS
- Winter Intersession
- Applications and deposits will continue to be accepted on a
rolling basis. Please contact us with any questions or concerns
regarding your application.
- Spring Intersession
- Bahamas – Deposit deadline: Extended to November 22, contact us!
For most programs, you must complete at
least one year of full-time undergraduate study and have a minimum
2.75 cumulative index to apply. However freshmen can attend
the Global Passport program and
our winter programs.
St. John’s Undergraduate
Applying is easy! Just follow these steps:
- Log on to St. John’s
Central to fill out the online study abroad application. Click
on the UIS tab; choose “Student,” then “Registration,” and finally
“Global Studies Application.”
- Follow the instructions provided in UIS, including selecting
your courses for study abroad.
Global Destination Courses
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business offers a range of
exciting Global Destination Courses that combine academic
learning in business subjects with study abroad components. The
application process for these courses differs slightly from OGS's
usual procedure. Please click here for additional information and to
St. John’s Graduate Students
Due to limitations with UIS, graduate students must use our
paper application. To apply, print the
Application PDF and Course Option sheet, complete
both, and submit them to the Office of Global Studies. The Course
Option sheet should be signed by your dean or academic advisor
to ensure that you will receive credit toward your course of
Submitted applications are subject to approval by the student's
dean/academic advisor and the St. John's Office of Judicial
Affairs. Decisions are usually made within 2-3 weeks of
application. Students will be notified of application decisions by
Visiting (Non-St. John’s)
- We look forward to welcoming you to St. John’s! To apply:
Download and complete the
Application and program-related Course Option sheet. Your
application is complete only when both of these forms are
- Have your dean or academic advisor sign the Course Option form
to confirm your eligibility to take your chosen
course(s). Please note that it is your responsibility to
ensure that the study abroad courses you choose will bear credit at
your home institution.
- Submit a personal statement.
- Provide an official transcript from your home
- Provide written approval/letter of recommendation from your
dean or academic advisor.
- Please return completed applications and all supporting
Office of Global Studies
Attn: Sara DeFilippi
Sun Yat Sen Hall
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
*Visting students, if you have any questions, please contact
Sara DeFilippi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Students who will not have reached the age of 18 by the
time of the beginning of their study abroad semester must secure
and provide parental permission.