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Discover the World: Europe
Three Countries, One Semester… Discover the World: Europe
Imagine living in three major European cities within a single semester. Through the Discover the World: Europe program, you'll engage Paris, France; Rome, Italy; and Seville, Spain as part of the academic and cultural exploration of a lifetime.
- Popular Core Classes
Academics are the center of all SJU study abroad programs. And with a diverse selection of courses on offer in the three remarkable cities that you’ll call home for five weeks each, your academic journey will trek across a diverse range of topics and topographies. Imagine taking Religions of the World in Paris, where you’ll get a taste of the city’s religious diversity (and its relationship to France’s modern political realities) by visiting locations such as the Grand Mosque of Paris; or taking City of Rome during your stay in Italy, where you’ll explore the wide spectrum of art and design - from ancient to modern - at the museums and monuments scattered across the “Eternal City"; or enrolling in Intermediate Spanish Conversation while in Seville, where you'll broaden your oral and written Spanish language proficiency.
- Innovative Modular Format
Through Discover the World’s unique course format, you’ll complete a semester’s worth of credits in three consecutive five-week sessions - with one or two courses at each of St. John's European campuses. By focusing on a few classes in each “module,” you’ll find time to become immersed in each campus’s academics while exploring the city.
- The Vincentian Difference
Providing a helping hand to those in need is inspiring and humbling work. Helping to change lives is an inspiring experience—one that enhances your time abroad through direct contact with local communities and organizations. By engaging in service-learning activities, you’ll make a difference in the lives of those you work with at local schools, in soup kitchens, or in other locations throughout our cities. Through our Academic Service-Learning offerings, you’ll work with the community while fulfilling course-based experiential education requirements, a truly Vincentian education.
- Vibrant Excursions throughout Rome, Paris, and Seville
One of the most exciting parts of the study abroad experience is exploring your host city. Excursions in and near each of the three host cities offer the perfect opportunities to take full advantage of your time abroad. Imagine visiting sites like the Château de Versailles near Paris, the Coliseum in Rome, and the Alacázar in Seville. You’ll be experiencing some of the world’s most revered monuments, all while you’re guided by our experienced staff and faculty, to maximize your academic and cultural experience.
For more information on which Global Studies courses apply to your college and major we recommend meeting with your Dean or Academic Advisor.
- You can view the Discover the World: Europe Academic Calendar here
- Learn more about our academic philosophy here
Please note: Students must register for a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 18 credits and must be enrolled in at least one in-person class in each city.
Click on the course number to view the general course syllabus. Individual course syllabi may be updated by faculty abroad.
Paris Course Offerings
ART 1775A: Art & Architecture in France
An overview of painting, sculpture, and architecture in rural France and the city of Paris from Roman Gaul through the 19th Century. (3 cr)
ECO 1320: Economics of Poverty and Income Inequality
An examination of the everyday life of poverty stricken individuals. Critical analysis of the development of economic policy, economic trends and the conditions that would have to be changed if poverty is to be ended. (3 cr)
FRE 1010C: French Level I
This course aims to develop basic communication skills in French. Through a progressive use of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, students develop oral and written proficiency at a limited level within the context of French culture.(3 cr)
PHI 3000: Metaphysics
Prerequisite: PHI 1000C or permission of the instructor. An examination of the central epistemological and metaphysical issues of modern philosophy. (3 cr)
THE 2810: Religions of the World
A critical introduction to the study of world religions. Explore the beliefs, rituals and ethical ideals of representative religious manifestations of the past and present. Characteristic traits and patterns in tribal, imperial, naturalistic, mystical and national religions. (3 cr)
Rome Course Offerings
ART 1795A: The City of Rome
A study of the city of Rome through its art, historical periods, literary and cultural movements and physical structure. Note: Students will be responsible for 25 euros in entrance fees on site. 3 credits.
IB 3341: International Business
Examines the strategy of global operations and examines several basic approaches to coordinating operations located in different countries. The challenges which confront these managers are identified, as are the opportunities and tradeoffs which must be considered in addressing those challenges. Note: Students will be responsible for 10 euros in activity fees on site. 3 credits.
ITA 1010C: Italian Level I
This course aims to develop basic communication skills in Italian through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students develop oral and written proficiency at a limited level within the context of Italian culture. Note: Students will be responsible for 10-15 euros in activity fees on site. 3 credits.
THE 3305: Moral Theology of the Marketplace
An exploration and analysis of moral decision-making as it applies to the world of business. 3 credits.
Seville Course Offerings
ART 1095C: Monuments of World Architecture
This course investigates sacred and secular architecture from around the globe, dating from the beginning of civilization to the present. 3 credits.
LAC 1000C: Language and Culture of Spain*
This course focuses on the study of the historical and social development of the Spanish culture and civilization. This course will also offer a brief approach to the linguistic situation and language policy in Spain and in the world.” 3 credits.
*Equivalent Courses: FRE 1000, ITA 1000, SPA 1000, LIN 1000, MFL 1000, CSD 1155, RCT 1155, SPE 1155, HON 2800 (If you have taken any of the above, you cannot take LAC 1000)
PHI 2200C: Ethics
Prerequisite: PHI 1000C. Human happiness and the essential means of achieving it; universal and objective morality vs. relativism and subjectivism; principles used in formulating a rational moral judgment; the functions of law and the conscience; prudence and the moral virtues as the heart of the moral life. 3 credits.
SPA 2030C: Spanish Level III
Prerequisite: SPA 1020 or permission from the chair.
This course reviews the basic skills learned in Spanish I and II and continues building oral and written proficiency with more intensive reading and conversation within the context of Spanish culture. 3 credits.
SPA 2040C: Intermediate Spanish Conversation
Prerequisite: SPA 2030 or permission from the chair
This course reviews the basic skills learned in Spanish I, II and III and continues building oral proficiency with more intensive conversation within the context of Hispanic culture. 3 credits.
THE 2850: Introduction to Islam
Prerequisite: THE 1000C. A survey of the religion of Islam on the basis of the Qu’ran and Sunnah and its role in the contemporary world. 3 credits.
All three SJU campuses are based in centralized locations, ensuring you’re with within walking distance of major landmarks, cultural hubs, and public transportation. They’re also staffed by friendly, bi-lingual staff whose bios you can find within the campus page links below.
Are you interested in a Discover the World program that places a firmer focus on your major’s course demands? Interested in adding a minor with coursework in Europe? With these alternative program options, a semester abroad may be more attainable than you initially thought.
Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 Program Fee: $8,290 (tuition and airfare not included)
Note: the Program Fee covers accommodation, our meal program abroad, excursions, and student health insurance.
Great News: In an effort to make study abroad more accessible to you, St. John’s offers additional financial aid toward semester programs abroad (based on financial aid). Grants can reach in excess to $6,000, which puts a significant dent in the $8,290 Program Fee. To find out if you’re eligible for a Study Abroad Grant and how much it will be—look for a letter from the Office of Student Financial Services, sent home each semester, which compares the cost of study abroad with the cost of staying on the New York campus.
Also, we highly suggest you check out our scholarship listings and conduct personal scholarship research of your own. You may be surprised by the scholarship opportunities you’ll come across via a simple Google search.
For tips from prior students on how to spend money wisely while abroad, read through the “Preparing to Go” section of our Student Guide.
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