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Faculty and Education Abroad

Faculty-Directed Education Abroad

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.

Faculty-Directed Short-Term Programs

The OIE provides St. John's faculty with resources and assistance in developing high-impact faculty-directed short-term programs abroad, as well as virtual exchanges with our partner universities and colleagues around the world. 

Locations & Program Durations

Short-term programs abroad are held at our campuses in Rome or Paris, and in destinations around the world during traditional breaks in the academic calendar. Programs are typically one to four weeks in length.   

Short-Term Program Options

  • St. John’s signature Global Passport Program was designed to allow first-year students to take part in a faculty-directed, academic experience culminating with a week at our Rome or Paris campus. Faculty teach a 1st-year course from the Common Core or from their department or college during the regular semester, with an overarching theme connecting their New York-based classroom learning to their 7-day experience in Paris or Rome at the end of the semester.  Fall courses travel in early January; spring courses travel in mid- to late May. 
  • Various short-term programs travel abroad throughout the year for both graduate and undergraduate students. For a sample of recent department-specific offerings, please visit our short-term programs site.  
  • Develop a global Academic Service-Learning program.  The Vincentian Institute for Social Action provides funding to help establish new academic service-learning initiatives, and the Office of International Education can help you design the academics and site-specific activities as a short-term program abroad.

Virtual Exchange – Global Online Learning Exchange (GOLE)

The Global Online Learning Exchange (GOLE) program offers short-term opportunities for professors and their students who are unable to study abroad to collaborate via technology with international partners as part of their New York-based coursework. For more information, please visit the Global Online Learning Exchange (GOLE) website.

Propose a Short-Term Program Abroad

Visit the OIE Faculty-Directed Proposal site to learn more about developing a program and submitting a proposal. 

The deadline for winter and spring programs is March 15, while the deadline for summer and fall programs is August 15.

If you have questions and would like to get started on a faculty-directed program proposal, please contact Dennis Cuadros, Assistant Director of Short-Term Programs, or Genie Smiddy, Coordinator of Short-Term Programs.