- Study Abroad
- The World, Your Classroom
- New York, the World’s City
- International Students and Scholars
Students at St. John's University have the opportunity to study abroad on a broad range of short-term programs, with options available for most majors at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Our winter and summer "stand-alone" faculty-directed programs are fully contained between the fall and spring academic semesters—you’ll earn academic credit in programs that range from 10 days to just over a month during the winter intersession or summer.
St. John’s also offers a unique range of spring and fall programs abroad that spend an academic semester in New York or online and include travel as a required component of the class before, during, or after the academic semester. These "embedded" faculty-directed programs offer St. John's students an incredible opportunity to prepare for and engage in international education through a full semester’s coursework.
Faculty-Directed Programs Abroad
Our winter faculty-directed programs are geared toward graduate and undergraduate students who wish to gain an international perspective on their academic disciplines between the fall and spring semesters. Students will complete a 3-credit course during a 10-day to 2-week program abroad. This is a great way to immerse yourself not only in your academics, completing a major, elective or core requirement, but with the advantage of experiencing the course through the eye of a different culture and landscape.
For January 2018
Havana, Cuba - Cuba From Within
Faculty Director: Alina Camacho-Gingerich, Ph.D.
January 4 − 15, 2018
Explore the rich cultural history of vibrant Cuba, one of the United States’ closest neighbors but a territory that has been inaccessible to most US citizens for more than half a century. For more information including syllabi, itinerary, program fee and faculty contact information, visit the Cuba program page.
- SPA 4990A: Cuban Culture, History, Politics, Art and Literature
- LAC 1000C: Language and Culture in Cuba
- SPA 306: Seminar on Cuban Literature, Culture and Art
Morocco: Field Study in Global Politics
Faculty Director: Azzedine Layachi, Ph.D.
January 3 - 14, 2018
Discover the beauty and historical prominence of this North African kingdom and live like a local in some of the most spiritually and culturally inspiring cities of Morocco.
- GOV 4990 Independent Study: Morocco Field Study
- GOV 199 Issues in Global Politics: Morocco Field Study
St. John’s offers a unique range of short-term programs abroad that spend an academic semester in New York or online. These include travel as a required component of the class either before, during, or after the academic semester. "Embedded" faculty-directed programs offer St. John's students an incredible opportunity to prepare for and engage in international education through a full semester’s coursework.
Spring 2018 Program Offerings
The Dominican Republic
Culture, Race & Baseball
Faculty Director: Raj Chetty, Ph.D.
Semester course in Queens with travel from February 17-23, 2018
Many know that Dominican players are numerous within the MLB system, but this faculty-led study abroad program allows students to explore the wider cultural, economic, and political conditions that structure Dominicans’ relationship to baseball. Through a partnership with Yspaniola: Education in the Dominican Republic, “an education focused non-profit based in Batey Libertad, a community in the Cibao Valley,” program participants will learn about life in bateyes (rural communities organized around or near sugarcane plantations). Yspaniola is oriented toward promoting social justice by providing educational access to underprivileged children living in the batey. For more information including syllabus, itinerary, program fee and faculty contact information, visit the Dominican Republic program page.
- ENG 3690: Special Topics in Literature and Culture: Culture, Race and Baseball.
Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden
Mass Communication in Scandinavia
Faculty Director: Tuija Parikka, Ph.D..
Semester course in Queens with travel from February 16 - 25, 2018
Northern lights, design, architecture, progressive social policies, rustic cuisine and dark humor – such Scandinavian identifiers have more recently become complicated by the intermixing of global/local media forces, an influx of migrants, and global capitalism. Nordic cultures present a unique case for exploring how some of the most serious global challenges become addressed in local contexts through media, academia, and the social, cultural, and political realities of refugees residing in Scandinavia. For more information including syllabus, itinerary, program fee and faculty contact information, visit the Scandinavia program page.
- COM 3110: Mass Communication - Scandinavia
Modern Greek and International Management
Faculty Directors: John Angelidis, Ph.D. and Athanasia Biska
Semester course in Queens with travel from May 23 – May 30, 2018
Through the generosity of St. John’s alumnus Nikos Mouyiaris (’68), the Department of Language and Literatures in St. John’s College and the Department of Management in the Tobin College of Business are pleased to offer this cross-disciplinary program in Modern Greek and Hellenic Studies, with a focus on Greek language, culture and international management. For more information including syllabus, itinerary, program fee and faculty contact information, visit the Greece program page.
- GRM 2030: Modern Greek III
- MGT 4338: International Management and Operations
Perugia and Rome, Italy
Italian Hospitality: Boot-Camp Style
Faculty Director: Almerinda Forte, Ph.D.
Semester course in Queens with travel from May 22 – June 2, 2018
Organized in collaboration with the Hospitality Management program at the University of Perugia in Assisi, this program offers students hands-on experience through a one-week boot camp, as well as a Certificate in Hospitality Management from the University of Perugia, one of Italy's oldest and most prestigious universities. For more information including syllabus, itinerary, program fee and faculty contact information, visit the Perugia & Rome program page.
- HMT 1055: Global Leadership in Hospitality Management
A Comparative Approach to Health Care Administration: Italy & the U.S.
Faculty Director: Maria Favale, Pharm.D.
Semester course in Queens with travel from May 12 - 18, 2018
This unique program will offer participants a hands-on learning experience through visits with health care facilities, meetings with health care managers and an exploration of healthcare trends in Italy, with an emphasis on its social justice perspective. Students will have the opportunity to analyze global health care access and delivery while evaluating their similarities and differences to the USA’s approach. Each visit will expose the participants to different aspects of the class and will highlight the practical relevance of the concepts studied. For more information including syllabus, itinerary, program fee and faculty contact information, visit the Rome program page.
- HAS 1101: Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System
Similar to our winter programs, our summer faculty-directed programs travel between May and August, with options available to both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in Pre-Session, Summer Session I, Summer Session II or Post-Session Programs. Students may take 3-6 credits per session and are eligible to participate in more than one session per summer. International internships are also available in Paris & Rome during Summer Session I and II, with approval from the Languages & Literatures Department.
These summer programs offer students the opportunity to enrich their academic experience at SJU and to complete major, elective and core requirements, with the advantage of experiencing their courses through the eye of a different culture and landscape.
Explore all of our Summer 2017 programs!
- Antigua, Guatemala: Global Fieldwork in Communications & Speech Disorders
Summer Session I
- Paris, France: French Language Program or International Internship
- Rome, Italy: Italian Language Program or International Internship
Summer Session II
- Buenos Aires, & Corrientes, Argentina: Psychology, Literature and Culture
- Paris, France: Art History in France or International Internship
- Rome, Italy: Art History, International Business or International Internship in Italy
- Program fee: A program fee includes items such as accommodation, meal plan, health insurance, transportation, and excursions. Please visit each program webpage to see what comprises each program fee – as each program varies.
- Tuition: Tuition is separate from the program fee and all summer students pay for the number of credits taken in addition to the program fee. For more information regarding tuition costs and policies, please visit OSFS web page.
- Airfare: Students are sometimes responsible for flights to/from program location. Review the program webpage to see if airfare is included.
St. John’s offers a unique range of short-term programs abroad that spend an academic semester in New York or online. These programs include travel as a required component of the class either before, during, or after the academic semester. "Embedded" faculty-directed programs offer St. John's students an incredible opportunity to prepare for and engage in international education through a full semester’s coursework.
Fall 2017 Program Offerings
Field Study in Global Health Practice - click here to be directed to the program page
Faculty Director: Mieka Smart, DrPH
Semester course in Queens with travel from August 15-29, 2017
- MPH 317 Global Health Practice (3 cr.)
How can $500 bring you the world?
At St. John’s, we push the envelope in order to help our students achieve a truly global education.
The Global Passport program offers incoming students a chance to “internationalize” their academic experience from their very first days at St. John’s. Through the program, you’ll fulfill one of your core requirements in a completely innovative & comparative way, while studying with top professors who will incorporate the historic and cultural treasures of Rome, Paris and New York into their courses in order to bring the curriculum alive.
Best of all, SJU wants this opportunity to be affordable to all new freshmen and transfer students. We subsidize the Global Passport program to keep the student program fee at just $500, plus the cost of round-trip airfare.
Spend your Winter Break in Europe!
In celebration of a successful academic career at St. John’s, the University would like to congratulate their highest-achieving students by sending them on a week-long, once in a lifetime study abroad experience to Europe! This program is especially designed to recognize the commitment to success as well as the outstanding leadership skills demonstrated by the best and brightest members of our community. A European host city could be your classroom setting as you earn 3 credits while visiting some of the world’s historical and cultural landmarks alongside your professor and classmates. Students will soak up the sights and sounds of their host city while staying at a campus abroad!
Aside from the knowledge you will glean in this highly competitive program, the best part is, students selected to participate in this program are only required to pay a nominal $500 program fee, roundtrip airfare, and tuition. Upon your return to America, your course format may vary – it may continue as an online class or as a traditional seminar format for the remainder of the spring 2018 term.
- St. John's College
- College of Professional Studies
- Staten Island Campus Program
- School of Education
- School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Tobin Global Destination Courses (GDC) offer exciting international study abroad opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. The mission of these courses is “to create significant life experiences for our students that combine rigorous educational objectives with real world exposure to international business operations and cultures.”
Each semester, the Tobin College of Business offers exciting international study abroad opportunities through our Global Destination Courses (GDC). Students experience a rich diversity of cultures, political systems, and business perspectives while developing the critical skills to succeed in today’s global marketplace.
Each summer and fall, PharmD students are eligible to participate in rotations in Guatemala as part of their final requirements toward their degree. Currently, programs are offered in both Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala and Antigua, Guatemala. Interested participants should plan to attend the CPHS Rotation Fair which takes place annually in January. For more information, please visit the individual program pages:
- Rome, Italy - Digital Film Production (TVF 3203)
- The Dominican Republic - Culture, Race & Baseball (ENG 3690) - Returning in 2018
- Galapagos Islands - Island Biogeography (BIO 2859) - Returning Fall 2018
- Beijing and Hainan, China - Digital Ecology and Mobilization of People (ICM 840)
- Athens, Greece - Modern Green (GRM 1010) - Returning in 2018
- Perugia and Rome, Italy - Italian Hospitality: Boot-Camp Style (HMT 1055) - Returning in 2018
- Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa - Ethics in a Global Perspective (PHI 2200C) - Returning in 2019
- Top NYC Faculty: Our faculty are dedicated and dynamic, and their passion for the subject matter and location comes through in their careful program planning.
- Focused Coursework: Short-term programs often offer disciplines—and courses— that are not typically represented on study abroad programs, including graduate opportunities.
- Great Destinations: Based on areas of faculty expertise, our faculty-directed program locations may vary from year-to-year, but they’re always culturally and historically rich.
- Affordable Fees: Because summer and winter programs tend to be shorter in duration (typically 1-2 weeks), fees are generally lower than with other options. With our spring and fall options, you also save on tuition!
We strongly encourage eligible students participating in our faculty-directed summer and winter programs to apply for SJU's Licari Scholarship and to check out all available options through our Grants and Scholarships page. We also offer a tuition discount of $1,000 for students who take 6-credits in the same session through OGS faculty-directed summer programs.
We also encourage students to meet with the Office of Student Financial Services to explore their full range of opportunities.
- Program fee: A program fee generally includes items such as accommodations, a meal plan, international health insurance, group transportation, and excursions. Please visit each program webpage to see what comprises each program fee – as each program will vary.
- Tuition: Tuition is separate from the program fee and students pay for the number of credits taken in addition to the program fee. For more information regarding tuition costs and policies, please visit OSFS web page.
- Airfare: Students are sometimes responsible for flights to/from program location. Review the program webpage to see if airfare is included.