Global Passport

How can $500 bring you the world? Introducing SJU’s Global Passport Program.

At St. John’s, we push the envelope to help students achieve a truly global education.

The Global Passport program offers incoming students a chance to “internationalize” their education from their first days with St. John’s. Through the program, you’ll fulfill a core requirement in a completely innovative, comparative way, studying with top professors who will incorporate the historic and cultural riches of Rome, Paris and New York to bring the curriculum alive.

Best of all, SJU wants this opportunity to be affordable to all new freshmen and transfers. We subsidize the Global Passport to keep the program fee at just $500, plus the cost of round-trip airfare. 

Want to 'see' a previous Global Passport student's experience in the world's "Eternal City"? Check out her video!

So how does it work?

The Core Curriculum—in New York & Abroad. You’ll apply to take a core class that interests you (as you would normally), and the bulk of your course will take place in New York during the “usual” fall or spring semester. However, your class in NYC will be different from sections your peers may take, engaging the world through comparative readings and projects that prepare for your time in Europe. Then, at the conclusion of the term—in January or May—you’ll live and study in Rome or Paris for 7 days with the same students and faculty, bringing your semester’s work to life by exploring, hands on, the sites and themes you engaged all term. In addition, you’ll receive an additional credit to represent your hard work while in Rome.

Please review the links below and the Global Studies Application for more information on the program’s core courses, dates of travel, class descriptions, and details on which of our SJU European campuses—Rome or Paris—each class will engage. 

Apply Now

Download the paper application by clicking HERE and return along with your non-refundable $250 deposit to the Office of Global Studies.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: August 11, 2014
  • Spring: October 1, 2014

*Please Note: Space is limited and applications will be processed on a first-come-first served basis. Student class selections may be changed and classes may be cancelled based on student interest. Students will be notified of their Global Passport admissions decisions beginning July 1, 2014.

Program Fee: $500* (No, really… it’s only $500)
*airfare and tuition exceeding 18 credits, NOT included

*NOTE: Most students will NOT pay additional tuition for the Global Passport program. In essence, tuition for the program has already been included in the cost of normal semester tuition. However, in the event that a student registers for more than 18 credits during the semester, additional tuition fees will apply.

What's Included?

  • On-campus accommodations in Rome or Paris, welcome and “farewell” meals (among others), airport pickup/drop-off in Europe, metro passes, guided tours, entrance fees, and the academic experience of a lifetime. 

Through your academic study, guided tours and community service, you become a metropolitan citizen – a citizen not just of our New York City campuses, but of the world. 

To find out more, Contact Us!