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Study Abroad & Global Programs

Nearly 700

International Students From 90+ Countries


of Undergraduates Study Abroad

Welcome to the Office of Global Programs

A globally-minded ethos of servant leadership forms the backbone of our Vincentian “institutional DNA,” and guides the way we envision, support, and nurture education and collaboration. We welcome the world at St. John’s, and we invite you to explore all that we have to offer in New York, Rome, Paris, and through our engagement with international partners.

The Office of Global Programs is committed to the integration of international perspectives, programs and thinking among our students, faculty and staff through strategic program and partner development, faculty resources, and innovative international student support.  We are committed to creating programs that support students across multiple and intersecting identities, and that are accessible to all students, independent of ability to travel and/or interest in mobility.  Through the integration of these perspectives and programs, students gain more meaningful cross-cultural experience and invaluable skills for the job market, and the tools to grow into globally aware, responsible citizens and effective leaders in our increasingly interconnected, complex and diverse world.

Global Campuses and Locations

Explore Your World

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Study and Volunteering Abroad

At St. John’s, over 40% of undergraduates study abroad, making us a national leader in international engagement. We offer programs throughout the world that vary in academic or service focus, cost, and duration to help ensure that there are opportunities for all our students.

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Support for International Students and Scholars

St. John’s is proud to host more than 700 international students from nearly100 countries. St. John’s welcomes you--and we offer many services to help you make the most of your time studying and living in the U.S.

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Non-Degree Programs for International Students and Partners

Are you an international student, university partner, or professional looking to experience New York City and study with world-class faculty?  St. John’s offers many opportunities for non-degree study, from short-term English language and American culture offerings, to professional development, to exchange programs.

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Global Campuses and Locations

New York is just one of the remarkable places the St. John’s community calls home. Learn more about our campus in Rome, as well as our locations in Paris and Limerick, including their locations, academic offerings, and more. We also welcome partners from other universities to join us abroad!

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Virtual Internationalization

Through virtual internationalization initiatives, St. John’s expands the reach of our academic and services offerings far beyond traditional study abroad, connecting to communities throughout the world for meaningful academic and professional exchange.

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Vincentian Internationalization

As a Vincentian university, international engagement is in our DNA. We invite you to learn more about our international institutes and partnerships, cutting-edge research institutes and faculty support, and our wide array of other programs.

Global Success At St. John's

Spela Kunstelj

Špela Kunstelj

Špela Kunstelj is driven by boundless curiosity, both about the world around us and the inner workings of the human brain.  

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Daphne Vanessa Pierre

Daphné Pierre ‘09C, ‘11G

Daphné Pierre ’09C, ’11G has built a career focused on global financial inclusion. Currently a Vice President of Consumer Fairness at Citigroup Inc., she leverages government systems and regulatory responsibility to create financial inclusion for more people around the world, something that has become her life’s mission.

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From the Blog

St. John's Study Abroad Student Acayla Wray

Self-Discovery Abroad: Insights from a St. John’s Student’s Journey

Have you ever longed for a life-changing experience that challenges you to step outside your comfort zone and reveals a deeper understanding of yourself? Studying abroad has the power to be that pivotal moment of self-discovery.

In this Q&A, we hear from Acayla Wray, a St. John’s University education major and aspiring teacher who spent a life-changing semester in Rome, Italy. Now a senior, she reflects on her study abroad journey, the challenges she faced that forced her to grow, and the unexpected passions she discovered.

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