Staten Island Campus

Spring 2016 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 the Staten Island campus, Dr. James O’Keefe, is excited to announce the spring 2016 Vice Provost’s International Fellowship Program. This program is designed to give 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 Paris, France!  Though the program is centered on a Criminal Justice course, we encourage all eligible SJU Staten Island Campus students to apply.

The best part about the program is that participants are only required to pay a $500 program fee and their airfare to and from Paris– nearly all other expenses are funded by the subsidy.

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.


UPDATED Course Offering:

HCS 1008 - Global Threats to Security

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

This course is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students of all majors on the Staten Island Campus. HCS 1008 - The phenomenon of globalization has resulted in blurring of the lines between threats to security as being a domestic or foreign issue. This course seeks to explain globalization as it relates to security and provide students with understanding of the various challenges and threat that result from the phenomenon. In addition, various methods of addressing these threats on an international scale will be covered. The program of study will begin on the Paris 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.   

Don’t forget: hang onto this course for the spring 2016 term if you are interested in applying.


Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduate students 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.

  • Please note: Past Vice Provost Fellowship participants are not eligible to participate in the 2016 Vice Provost Fellowship program.

Anticipated Travel Dates:  January 4 - January 11, 2016 (7 nights).
(Please note: students will arrive at the overseas campus on January 4 and depart from campus on January 11. Students will likely need to travel one day before the January 4 arrival date.).

  • Please note: The course will continue in a traditional seminar format on the Staten Island Campus through the spring semester. 

Costs: Students are responsible for a $500 program fee, standard tuition and the cost of airfare, plus any incidental costs (souvenirs, some meals, etc.).

Application Deadline: September 18, 2015

  • 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 5, 2015

Group Flight: TBA

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

Mandatory site-specific pre-departure orientation: TBA

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.