Orientation Program

For All Winter 2015 and Spring 2015 Programs

Winter and Spring 2015 Parent Pre-Departure Orientation Presentation - Click to Download!

Have you heard about study abroad programs at St. John's, and want an opportunity to learn more? If so, we welcome you to join us for upcoming sessions on our Queens and Staten Island campuses. During these informal presentations, we'll address the questions that families often have as they consider sending their students abroad, including:

  1. Costs. Did you know that our students “travel” with all their current financial aid? In addition, we award over $325,000 in additional grants to help make our programs more affordable. 
  2. Coursework. Our programs are custom-made for St. John’s students, and offer classes that fit nearly all students’ schedules—particularly if they plan ahead. 
  3. Why go? Study abroad can be a formative academic and personal experience, but equally important, it can provide a competitive advantage on the job market. Nationally, only about 10% of college graduates study abroad!

Information Sessions for Parents of Interested Students
Light refreshments, such as coffee and cookies, will be served (except for Family Weekend events).

Queens Campus:

     Global Passport – For Freshmen/New Transfers ONLY

  • Thursday, September 11: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Bent Hall, 277B
  • Thursday, September 18: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., D'Angelo, 416A

     All Programs

  • Thursday, October 2: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Bent Hall, 277A
  • Saturday, October 11: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., D'Angelo, 416 (Family Weekend)

Staten Island Campus:

     Global Passport – For Freshmen/New Transfers ONLY

  • Tuesday, September 9: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Kelleher, Kiernan Suite

     All Programs

  • Tuesday, September 30: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Kelleher, L-20

Pre-Departure Sessions for Parents of Winter/Spring Study Abroad Students
If your student is planning to study abroad this winter or spring, we welcome you to come to a pre-departure session! During this session, you'll hear the details of your student's program and learn about all the preparations needed. Pizza and soft drinks will be served (Except at Family Weekend Events). 

Queens Campus:

  • Saturday, October 11: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., D'Angelo, 416 (Family Weekend)
  • Tuesday, October 28: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., D'Angelo, 401 

Staten Island:

  • Tuesday, October 28: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Kelleher, L-10

Can't attend in person? Feel free to sign up for our online parent pre-departure orientation session. When you RSVP for this event, you'll receive an email 24 hours prior to the session with instructions on how to access the online orientation.

Online Pre-Departure Session: Thursday, October 30: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Confirmation is required for all events, so please RSVP by phone 718-990-6105 or email globalstudies@stjohns.edu.