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The Office of International Education (OIE) serves as your primary resource for the development of academically rich, culturally grounded, and distinctively Vincentian international education programs. We are delighted to assist and support St. John's faculty in developing their own high-impact faculty-directed programs abroad, as well as virtual exchanges with our partner universities and colleagues around the world.
As a St. John’s faculty member, we invite you to consider our campuses in Rome and Paris as your academic and cultural “home bases” abroad. Our European administrators, faculty and staff can help you develop programs from the ground up, helping you imagine further possibilities for your coursework using local connections. We also gladly accept proposals for faculty-directed programs to destinations throughout the world.
For more information on developing a virtual exchange program, please visit the Global Online Learning Exchange (GOLE) website.
Developing a program abroad: Though short-term program types may vary, faculty-directed offerings typically follow one of two models: either as a "stand-alone" program, where travel occurs during traditional breaks in the academic calendar - during January intersession and the summer sessions - or as an “embedded” travel program, wherein a semester-long course based in NYC serves as the intellectual springboard for a one- to two-week experiential education experience abroad built into the semester.
So what’s next?
Most important, thank you for reviewing this information—and for considering a faculty-directed program at St. John's. They offer one of the highest-impact ways to engage undergraduate and graduate students alike, and to strongly influence both their intellectual and personal development.
If you have questions and would like to get started on a faculty-directed program proposal, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Dennis Cuadros, Assistant Director of Short-Term Programs, or Genie Smiddy, Coordinator of Short-Term Programs.
For any other matters related to academics abroad, we encourage you to contact Dr. Zoe Petropoulou, Assistant Provost for Global Initiatives: [email protected].