St. John’s opened its Paris location in 2008 as the latest site for its growing Study Abroad programs. Since 1995, the University has maintained a campus in Rome, Italy, that serves students in the Rome Semester and Discover the World Europe courses. The Rome campus also offers an MBA in finance, international business, and marketing management, as well as master’s degrees in government and politics and international global development and social justice.
The renovations demonstrate St. John’s commitment to this site—and its partnership with the city’s Vincentian Community, noted Anthony Pacheco, Vice President of Global Programs at St. John's. The University has a long-term lease on the facility, which is part of the Vincentian’s “Maison Mère,” or mother house. The first floor comprises a lobby with a spiral staircase, a cafeteria, and University offices. The second floor features classrooms, a computer lab, and a seminar room. Residence facilities occupy the top four floors.
Throughout the year, the location serves students from St. John’s and other four-year colleges who enroll in the University’s Paris Semester and Discover the World programs. Students enjoy the opportunity to learn about Europe in a capital of the arts.