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Spring 2018 Dean’s International Opportunities 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 Dean of St. John’ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dr. Jeffrey Fagen, is excited to announce the spring 2018 Dean’s International Opportunities Program. This program gives high-achieving seniors the opportunity to celebrate their St. John’s College experience with a week-long study abroad program in Paris, France!

Aside from academic experience at the center of this highly competitive program, the best part is, students selected to participate in this program will only be required to pay a $500 program fee and their airfare to and from Paris – nearly all other expenses are funded by the scholarship.

Though the program is centered on a Theology course, we encourage all eligible SJU students to apply.

*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).


Course Offering

THE 3050 – Seminar: The Challenge of Identity, Spirituality, and Living in a Global World (3 credits)*
This theological reflection seminar will enable students to integrate their university studies regardless of major within the framework of religious tradition, Vincentian values, and ethical practice. What better place to begin that integration than Paris – the “City of Light”?  The program is specially designed to offer SJC students an opportunity to travel to Paris, France while taking part in a hands-on exploration where you will visit many of the city's great historical and cultural landmarks such as Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Palace de Versailles, tour the Mouffetard district, and more!

Faculty Leader: Dr. Joann Heaney-Hunter – Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies

*Upon return from Europe, the course will continue as an online course through the spring 2018 semester


Don’t forget: Hang onto this course for the spring 2018 term if you are interested in applying.

Important Note: Be sure to speak with your academic advisor and with the Office of Student Financial Services to confirm that the course attached to the Dean’s International Opportunities Program does not cause you to exceed the overall credits required for your degree to avoid additional tuition without receiving extra financial aid.


Quick Facts

Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduate seniors must be slated for May 2018 graduation with at least a 3.0 cumulative 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 4 - January 11, 2018 (7 nights).
(Please note: Students will likely need to travel one day before the January 4 arrival date.).

*Updated* Application Deadline: September 22


Mandatory Orientations

Site-specific Orientation -  Thursday, November 9th at 2:00-2:30pm. Location: MAR 136

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Cultural Mentorship Workshop - There are three sessions to choose from, and you may attend any one:

  • Monday, October 23rd from 1:50pm – 3:15pm in DAC 307
  • Thursday, October 26th from 1:50pm – 3:15pm in DAC 307
  • Saturday, November 4th from 10:00am – 11:30am in DAC 306

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 Anna Torres, Project Analyst, Office of Global Studies.