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You’re on the verge of something great! We’re thrilled that you’re considering studying abroad with St. John’s.

Semester Program Deadlines

St. John’s Semester ProgramsSemester Exchange ProgramsEmbedded Travel Courses
Application: April 1
Deposit: April 8
Fall exchange
Application: March 1
Deposit : March 15
Fall Semester
Application: April 1
Deposit: April 8
Application: October 14
Deposit: October 21
Spring Exchange
Application: September 30
Spring semester
Application: October 14
Deposit: October 21

Short-Term Program Deadlines

Winter Intersession ProgramsSummer Pre-Session
and Session I
Summer Session IIDean's International Opportunities Program
Application: October 14
Confirmation Deposit: October 21
Application: March 3
Confirmation Deposit: March 10
Application: April 8
Confirmation Deposit: April 15
Application: September 12
Confirmation Deposit: October 7
Deposit and confirm by October 14 and receive a $250 Early Bird Discount!Deposit and confirm by March 3 and receive a $250 Early Bird Discount!Deposit and confirm by April 8 and receive a $250 Early Bird Discount!Program participants will be notified on September 30

To be eligible for semester programs, you must complete at least one year of full-time undergraduate study and have a minimum 2.75 GPA.  Transfer students in their first semester at St. John's may apply if they have completed a full year of undergraduate study and their GPA from their previous institution meets the 2.75 minimum requirement.  Freshmen are welcome to attend the Global Passport program, our embedded programs and our short-term programs.

Information regarding your next steps, or the program fee refund schedule and appeal process if you are unable to participate in your confirmed program, is found on the Accepted Student Site under (#2) Confirm Your Participation.

Semester & Short-Term Programs 

Applications are subject to approval by the student's dean or academic advisor as well as 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 email.Apply early and don't miss your opportunity to participate in a program abroad!  We’ve found that spring programs tend to fill by the beginning of October and some fall programs by the beginning of April.  We will continue to accept applications as long as space is available and create waitlists when possible.  Click here for the Waitlist Procedure.  Once you are accepted, you will need to submit a $250 non-refundable deposit along with your required forms in order to confirm your participation.  Please read the instructions below carefully, but contact us if you have any questions.

SJU Undergraduate Students

Applying is easy! Just follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MySJU to fill out the online study abroad application. Click on the UIS tab; choose “Student,” then “Registration,” and finally “Global Studies Application.”
  2. Follow the instructions provided in UIS, including selecting your courses for study abroad, including alternate courses.  Discover the World students must select at least one course per city.  All semester students must register for at least 3 in-person courses.
  3. If you are a transfer student in your first semester at St. John's, you may need to contact your advising dean prior to applying in order to demonstrate that you meet the 2.75 GPA requirement.
  4. If you are having trouble with the online study abraod application availible on UIS, please come to the Office of Global Studies for further instruction.

SJU Graduate Students

Due to limitations with UIS, graduate students are required to complete our paper application. In order to apply for a program, please print and complete both the Application PDF and the Course Option Form related to your program.  You must obtain the signature of your dean or academic advisor on your Course Option Form in order to ensure that you will receive credit toward your course of study  Please submit your completed materials to the Office of Global Studies.

Visiting (Non-St. John's) Students

We look forward to welcoming you to St. John’s! Please see our Visiting Students information to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Sara DeFilippi at

Embedded & Exchange Programs

Programs such as the Dean's Fellowship, Global Passport, Semester Exchanges and Tobin's Global Destination Courses have slightly different deadlines and application process; however, the same confirmation process applies. Please refer to the list below for detailed instructions: