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St. John’s Global Initiatives Newsletter

Vol 3 | Issue 2

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.

ISSSO Fall 2022 Orientation
International Students participated in a customized week-long orientation to introduce them to St. John’s, US culture, and the support and services they will need living and studying abroad.

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!


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Christina Quartararo
Interim Assistant Provost, Office of Global Programs

In This Issue

Karagoz Shadow Puppets, Turkey

Students Explore Museum Artifacts and Develop Intercultural Competence in Collaboration Between St. John’s Museum Informatics and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Building on University of Gottingen's campus at night

Discover New York Partners with University of Göttingen’s Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Adnan Kassar School of Business, Lebanese American University in Beirut

St. John’s and Lebanese American University Graduate Students Work in Virtual Teams on International Business Strategies and Policies for MENA Region Organizations

Dr. Cozine's students working on laptops together

GOLE Brings Students and Cultural Understanding Together to Apply Counterterrorism and Intelligence Strategies in Homeland Security Program

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International Spotlight on St. John’s Gilman Scholars

Laura Bellacicco and Sonia Patel

Update: Department of Homeland Security From the Office of International Student and Scholar Services

International Education Week

Save the Date: International Education Week (November 14-18)

Madison King speaking into microphone

In Case You Missed It…

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