For Faculty

Please note: August 15th is the deadline for faculty to submit approved proposals for summer 2016 programs!


Benvenuti, bienvenue, bienvenidos, wilkommen, 欢迎 (Huānyíng) St. John's faculty!

The Office of Global Studies (OGS) serves as a primary resource to help develop academically rich, culturally grounded, and distinctively Vincentian study abroad programs. This portion of our website has been created to assist and support St. John's faculty in developing their own faculty-led programs abroad. Though program types vary, faculty-led offerings typically take place during traditional breaks in the academic calendar—during January intersession and the summer. That said, many options are possible, including “embedded” programs that use semester-length classes based in NYC as an intellectual springboard for one- to two-week experiential education experiences abroad. 

As a St. John’s faculty member, we invite you to consider our campuses in Rome, Paris—and our location in Seville—as your academic and cultural “home bases” abroad. Our local staff can help you develop programs from the ground up, helping you imagine further possibilities using local connections. We also gladly accept proposals for programs to other destinations throughout the world.

So what’s next?

  • Please read the faculty handbook as a starting point. You’ll find lots of detailed information on proposal timing, responsibilities, and the joys of leading a program.  In addition, we’d encourage you to read Prof. Meghan Clark’s piece in America Magazine, “Solid Foundations,” that discusses the theoretical and practical links between Catholic social teaching and well-designed experiential education programs abroad.
  • Please use the short-term proposal form to submit your ideas. The deadline for winter programs—and spring “embedded” programs—is March 15, while the deadline for summer programs—and fall “embedded” programs—is August 15.
  • Contact us with any questions. Especially if your proposed program would be your first, you may have lots of questions and concerns—and we’re happy to help!

Most important, thank you for reviewing this information—and for considering a faculty-led program. They offer one of the highest-impact ways to engage students and to strongly influence both their intellectual and personal development.

If you have questions and want to get started on a faculty-led proposal, we would love to hear from you! Please contact the Assistant Director of Academics and Short-Term Programs, Gregory Bruhn, at bruhng@stjohns.edu or ext. 1951.

For any other matters related to academics abroad, we encourage you to contact to our Assistant Provost for Global Initiatives, Dr. Zoe Petropoulou, Associate Professor of Languages and Literatures. She can be reached at petropoz@stjohns.edu