Experience a new world of learning this
winter...In Rome, Italy!
What better way to experience a new language and culture, than
to do so by studying abroad? This year’s winter intersession
program in Rome, Italy provides TESOL students an inside
perspective into what living and learning in a different country is
all about, and the challenges that can sometimes follow.
School of Education students can take advantage of St. John’s
presence in Rome and use these eight days to further build their
educational capacity and cultural sensitivity both inside, and
outside the classroom. While in Rome, experience first-hand
what your students
experience when coming to the United States for the first
time—understanding for yourself what it’s like to live in a country
where the language and culture is both new and exciting.
In addition to in-class activities, students will engage in
carefully planned service learning activities, museum visits, as
well as daily journal reflections aimed at helping to develop their
sense of empathy and intercultural competence in the classroom.
- Explore Vatican
- Attend an Opera
- Weekend trip to
- Engage in service
- Explore the ruins of
the Roman Forum
- Visits to local
museums, churches and monuments
- Experience the
Colosseum up-close and personal
- Museum: National
Gallery of Modern Art
- EDU 9015: Structure of the English
- EDU 3220: Approaches, Materials, and Performance
Evaluation in Literacy
*Classes are subject to appropriate enrollment. Although courses
may be offered we need to maintain a minimum number of students to
run winter courses.
January 2 – 13, 2014
Please Note: You must arrive on Rome campus on January 2 and depart
the Rome campus on January 13. If you depart from New York, for
most flights you must leave the day before the arrival date.
Professors: Yvonne Pratt-Johnson, Ed.D
and E. F. Guastello,
You will stay on the St. John’s Rome Campus. The campus is located
in the Prati neighborhood, rich in history and beautiful
architecture, just north of the Vatican in central Rome. The
facility is located on the Lepanto subway line, just two streets
from the building. While at Collegio Leoniano you will be able to
walk to the Vatican, or take a short subway ride to the Piazza del
Popolo, Piazza Navona, or the Castel Sant’Angelo.
Room accommodations include: two or three single beds, wardrobes
and desks per room, linens are provided for your use for the
duration of the program. Each room has an individual heating unit
and wireless broadband internet access. Showers, sinks and toilets
are shared per residence floor. Our bilingual staff, including a
resident director and resident assistants will assist you with any
meals a day, 4 days a week.
*Tuition and airfare are in addition to the program fee. Please
check the tuition based on your school and how many credits you
choose to enroll in while abroad.
**Please also note that, at this time, graduate students are
unable to apply through the St. John's UIS system. Graduate
students must submit a completed paper application and
an approved course option sheet to
the Office of Global Studies. Be sure to have
the course option signed by your dean or academic advisor to ensure
that you will receive credit toward your course of study.
Financial Aid Opportunities: We strongly
encourage students participating in our winter programs to apply
for the Licari Scholarship. This
scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students and
is awarded based on need.
For additional information on scholarships and financial aid,
please visit our Financial Aid page.
*More information on the "Eternal City" can be found on
the Lonely Planet