For Parents

As you consider the many options available for your student’s education, the decision to send your child abroad has the potential to be one of the most beneficial decisions you could ever make. St. John’s has a variety of programs to choose from, all of which are dedicated to providing excellent academics and cultural immersion in a safe environment.

We are here to help work with you and your student to help you decide which program is best. We are also here to answer any question that you may have about studying abroad. Our staff–both in New York and abroad—is available to work with you at every stage of the process.

As your student goes through the application process and, ultimately, departs for his or her time abroad, he/she enters the elite group of students that spend time abroad—currently, just under 10% of college graduates study abroad.  By taking advantage of a Global Studies program, students acquire a true competitive advantage in today’s increasingly international marketplace. St. John’s is proud to offer a unique mix of classes and programs, all of which incorporate cultural integration, including hands-on service learning.

We look forward to welcoming you and your student to our Global Studies family and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.

Special Note for Parents with Students on Upcoming Study Abroad Programs: we strongly encourage you to read through our Parent Letter, which provides additional advice aimed specifically at preparing with your student for their time abroad. In addition, we'd love for you to attend one of our Parent Pre-Departure Sessions.

The Office of Global Studies