Staten Island Campus

Spring 2015 Vice Provost's International Fellowship Program

As one of the best and brightest members of our St. John's community, you might be interested in a special opportunity to engage in a once–in-a-lifetime study abroad experience – one especially designed to recognize your commitment to success as well as the leadership you have demonstrated through your academic achievement at St. John's.

The Vice-Provost of Staten Island campus, Dr. James O’Keefe, is excited to announce the spring 2015 Vice Provost’s International Fellowship Program. This program gives Staten Island students—both undergraduate and graduate—the opportunity to celebrate their St. John’s University experience with a week-long study abroad program in Rome, Italy! Though the program is centered on a Criminal Justice course, we encourage all eligible SJU Staten Island Campus students to apply.

Aside from academic experience at the center of this competitive program, the best part is, participants will only be required to pay a $250 deposit/program fee, tuition, and their airfare to and from Rome– nearly all other expenses are funded by the program.

Course: CRJ 4000 – International Perspectives on Justice

This course is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students of all majors on the Staten Island Campus.  The seminar is designed to re-imagine the concept of justice from  multifaceted, international perspectives.  The desire for justice is an essential element of a true Vincentian education.  Therefore, this seminar will explore, commutative justice, distributive justice, legal justice , social justice and the fundamental elements of human rights around the world.  The program of study will begin on the Rome campus, where we will take the time to visit some of the city’s historical landmarks and lay the global and intellectual foundation for the seminar. The course will continue through the spring 2015 semester as a traditional Staten Island based course.

Credits: 3 Credits

Professor:  James O’Keefe, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Staten Island Campus; Professor, Criminal Justice Program, College of Professional Studies

Accommodations: St. John’s Rome Campus

Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 4 main meals (lunches or dinners depending on the schedule), plus welcome and  farewell dinners. Please note that other meals will be eaten independently, so be sure to budget accordingly.

Costs: Students are responsible for a $250 non-refundable deposit/program fee, standard tuition and the cost of airfare, plus any incidental costs (souvenirs, some meals, etc.).

*NB: Tuition for undergraduate students will be included in your normal semester tuition bill as long as you meet full-time student status (12 to 18 credits). Graduate students will be billed separately for tuition and fees based on the prevailing cost of tuition for their designated college.

Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduate sophomore students and above with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Graduate students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The program is open to all majors in St. John’s University with the permission of your advisor or dean.

Anticipated Travel Dates: January 5 - January 12, 2015 (7 nights).
(Please note: students will arrive at the overseas campus on January 5 and depart from campus on January 12. You will likely need to leave one day before the arrival date).

This course will continue through the spring 2015 semester as a traditional seminar course taking place on Wednesdays from 10:40a - 1:30p in room LAV 201 on the Staten Island Campus.

New Application Deadline: September 25, 2014

  • Essay Component: In 250 words, tell the dean what you hope to gain from your study abroad experience. Address the reasons why you believe you should be selected for this seminar, including what you hope to bring back to the St. John’s community upon your return.

Students Notified of Application Decision: October 3, 2014

Extended Deposit Deadline for Accepted Students: October 22, 2014

Group Flight Announced: October 23, 2014

Note: Please do not purchase airfare until your program has been confirmed to run.

Mandatory site-specific pre-departure orientation: Wednesday, November 5 from 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. in Kelleher L-20

Visa Requirement: A visa is NOT required for students who are US citizens. Non-US citizens should make an appointment with the Office of Global Studies to determine if a visa required and learn how to apply.

For more information about this exciting program, please contact the Office of Global Studies or Matthew Pucciarelli, Associate Vice President, Office of Global Studies.