January 07, 2011
Growing up in Queens, NY, Shavone Williams ‘12CPS loved her
father’s tales about seeing historic European sites while in the
Today, the 21-year-old St. John’s junior is experiencing those very
Discover the World Europe, a University program that allows
students to earn 15 credits by living and learning in three
European countries in one semester. She received extra support to
study abroad as one of five St. John’s students to win a
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
Shavone began the Spring 2010 semester at St. John’s campuses in
Rome, Italy, and Paris, France. She is completing her study abroad
experience in Salamanca, Spain. Guided by St. John’s professors,
Shavone and her classmates are studying languages, art and culture
while engaging in service.
criminal justice major in the five-year B.A./M.A. degree program,
Shavone was in middle school when she found out about St. John's.
She won a $1,000 scholarship through CampUs, a summer
program that brings children from public housing to the Queens
campus for academics and athletics. It is part of St. John’s
After School All-Stars (ASASNY), which has served more than
20,000 local children.
For Shavone, studying abroad is a life-changing experience. “It’s
remarkable to see your classroom lessons come alive,” she said. St.
John’s invites you to learn how
Global Studies can change your life.
Apply Now to experience global studies for yourself!