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Global Education

Your St. John’s experience extends beyond the four walls of your classrooms, and even beyond our home base in New York City. You can study abroad on our Rome campus, at our locations in Paris, France, or Limerick, Ireland, or in dozens of other countries.


1,200 Students Welcomed From 100+ Countries

44.2% of Students Study Abroad Before Graduation

16 Countries Host Our Study Abroad Programs

Explore Your World

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Rome! Paris! Limerick!

Study abroad and explore the art, culture, food, and people of historic European cities. Walk to the Vatican. Visit the Musée du Louvre. Snack on escargot, tapas, or soda bread. Soak it all in, and see how your global perspective grows.

The Language Connection

Get Connected

The Language Connection provides students with quality language instruction, while helping them gain the academic skills and cultural knowledge necessary for their success in academic programs at SJU and other academic institutions, and in their future professional and personal lives.

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Be Our Guest

We encourage international students to engage the St. John’s community by signing up for a Conversation Partner or a Host Family. Get to know SJU, NYC, and the United States from a different perspective. St. John’s employees or students can become a host or volunteer.

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International Admission

Interested in attending what U.S. News & World Report named as the second most ethnically diverse national university? Join more than 1,300 international students who call SJU their home away from home.

The World, Your Classroom

To learn more about St. John's academic excellence without bounds, look at our full range of majors, as well as our schools and colleges. We also encourage you to explore our core curriculum, which includes classes focused on cross-cultural engagement and domestic and international social justice; many SJU courses integrate direct action via academic service-learning throughout the city.

Research at St. John's takes many forms, and engages students and faculty in work that has an impact both locally and globally.

International Institutes and Centers

St. John’s has many international institutes and centers that focus on research and scholarly inquiry throughout the world.

Centers, Institutes, and Special Programs

Study Abroad

At St. John’s, study abroad takes many forms—and can take your nearly anywhere. For information on university-wide programs—including semester programs in RomeParis, and Limerick, exchange programs, and many faculty-led offerings—visit the Office of Global StudiesThe Tobin College of Business and the Law School also offer a broad range of specialized professional programs and opportunities.

If you’re interested in full degree programs at our Rome Campus, we invite you to learn more about our M.A. in Government and Politics, our M.A. in Global Development and Social Justice, our M.B.A. in Finance, International Business, or Marketing Management, or our International Law and Diplomacy Certificate.

Global Success Story

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Alicia Villafana

Ever since she arrived at St. John’s, Alicia Villafana, a native of Deer Park, NY, wanted to break out of her comfort zone. Living on campus and experiencing the University’s metropolitan character prepared the Management major to truly expand her horizons by studying abroad.

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New York, the World’s City

Visit the world. At St. John’s, we provide students with a global campus that allows a seamless experience from location to location. Whether studying in France or Italy, or at one of our New York campuses, you’ll get a global point of view that you’ll take with you in your personal and professional life.

New York City is the heart of the St. John’s experience. It’s the place where our students studyserveinternwork, and lay the intellectual and personal foundation for the rest of their lives. And with campuses in QueensStaten Island, and Manhattan, as well as our suburban location in Hauppauge, Long Island, you can explore the entire region!

Our city’s resources range from our famous public libraries to our world-class museums—such as the NYC-focused Queens MuseumMOMA’s Queens-based PS1, and the vast Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Queens, NY was recently named a top US tourist destination.

Staten Island

The city’s most suburban borough, but your exploration can take you far beyond tree-lined streets, with attractions such as the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art and Historic Richmond Town, a replica colonial village.

Special Programs

St. John’s University offers international students many opportunities to study abroad. Learn from professors and other experts on campus and then take a subway ride into the heart of the Big Apple, where you can experience places such as Wall Street, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Broadway.  

If you are not ready for a degree or exchange program, we also offer short-term programs to suit a variety of needs and interests. For example, we invite you to participate in our Study Abroad in New York City program, which combines traditional academic study with opportunities for cultural exchange and language practice while visiting some of the many historical and cultural sites in the city.

Programs are also offered during the spring and fall semesters, and St. John’s can tailor opportunities to your specific needs. Colleges, universities, high schools, and other partners work with us to create credit or noncredit programs that utilize the academic and cultural resources of New York. We have programs for every learner, from teenagers, to college students, to adults.

See below for more information on several of our current offerings.

Our Summer Program Brochure (PDF) includes information on:

Other Special Programs Include: