In North America, the new school year brings with it the excitement of a fresh start for returning students here in New York City or studying abroad in Rome, Paris, or Limerick, and new beginnings for those just entering St. John’s from other regions of the United States and the world.
We want to give an especially warm welcome to our returning international students and the 80 new international students from over 37 countries. We encourage you to introduce yourself to these adventurous travelers when you have the opportunity.
In this issue, we invite you to read about our intrepid outbound Gilman Scholarship students as they prepared for their new destinations abroad and their first impressions once there. The Gilman Scholarship was initiated to help students with financial need and broaden access to study abroad and internships. An unprecedented eight St. John’s students received the award this year.
Our Global Online Learning Exchange continues to expand, and we present four GOLE faculty and their experiences coteaching and collaborating with their international partners.
We also invite you to take a pause between rushing to classes and meetings to attend our events for International Education Week (IEW) November 14–18. IEW is a joint initiative of the US Department of State and US Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
At St. John’s, we are hosting the following events for the University community.
Crash Course in Italian
Monday, Nov. 14, 2–3 p.m., D’Angelo Center, Room 306
Learn about Italian culture and basic phrases you will use to navigate your trip. This lecture is open to all students, faculty, administrators, and staff who are participating in upcoming study abroad programs or who are interested in studying abroad. Register for Crash Course in Italian
Crash Course in French
Monday, Nov. 14, 2–3 p.m., D’Angelo Center, Room 209
Learn about French culture and basic phrases you will use to navigate your trip. This lecture is open to all students, faculty, administrators, and staff who are participating in upcoming study abroad programs or who are interested in studying abroad.Register for Crash Course in French
Careers in International Education Panel Discussion
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2–3 p.m., D’Angelo Center, Room 100
Do you wonder how you can channel your global competencies into a rewarding career path to help shape international education at higher education institutions? Meet international education professionals and learn about the varied pathways that led them to their current roles. A Q&A period will follow.Register for Careers in International Education Panel Discussion
International Student Panel Discussion
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2–3 p.m., D’Angelo Center, Room 416B
Get to know international students engaged in both long- and short-term study at St. John’s, and learn more about why they chose to attend St. John’s. They will also discuss their unexpected experiences, hopes, and challenges. A Q&A period will follow.Register for International Student Panel Discussion
Student Photo Contest
View winning photos from students’ study abroad trips at the Office of International Education, located in Marillac Hall, room 210.
We hope that the content of this newsletter inspires you to join us during International Education Week as we celebrate international engagement at St. John’s!
Interim Assistant Provost, Office of Global Programs
Watch St. John's biomedical science student, Madison King talk about her experience learning Mandarin Chinese while studying abroad in Taiwan (12:20) when she introduces -
M. Shawn Copeland, Ph.D., Vincentian Chair of Social Justice Lecture Series October 13, 2022, St. John’s University