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St. John's Outbound Exchange Programs

Your destination for cultural immersion and language acquisition! Exchange programs offer global study for independent students who prefer a personalized program.

Inbound students seeking to come to St. John's from a partner school can explore programs and begin the online application here.

Thinking about education opportunities outside the U.S.?

“I don't think there is a study abroad option that suits me.” 

For those of you interested in mastering a second language or immersing yourself in a new academic culture, a semester-long exchange program is for you! St. John’s University has developed institutional partnerships with universities around the world, allowing you to enroll directly at the host institution while earning transfer credits for your major. Explore your major from a different cultural lens while staying on track toward graduation and gaining a global edge in your profession. 

“Studying abroad is way too expensive, and I don't think I can afford it.” 

You will continue to pay St. John's tuition, allowing you to utilize your financial aid package. Keep in mind, though, that the cost of living will vary based on location and the type of accommodation you choose abroad (apartment, homestay, dormitory).

Visa application fees vary.

“I don't speak a second language.” 

Most of our exchange destinations offer coursework in English.
Click a destination to learn more, or to start your online application.

"Is my destination country open for travelers from the U.S.?"

Covid-19 has brought challenges to all travelers. We do our best to keep up with the ever-changing rules that govern student mobility. Currently, we are processing all applications as we had pre-pandemic. Please remember that travel rules are subject to change. 


Australia - Australian Catholic University

Chile - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Colombia - Universidad de los Andes

Costa Rica - Universidad Veritas 

Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences

England - University of Leicester

England - Leeds Beckett University

Japan - Sophia University

Spain - Ramon Llull University

West Indies - University of the West Indies

How do I apply?

Use the links above to explore our outbound exchange programs and apply online.

Once your application is received, you'll learn about being accepted, paying the deposit, and selecting courses.

Outbound applicants must have course selections approved by the dean of their school; schedule an appointment early to avoid missing the deadline.

Please note that some destinations are not available to 4th-year students, depending on the time of year. 

For more information, contact [email protected]

Student Selection

There are a limited number of spaces available for each program; although it's good to apply early, it's not a first-come-first-served process.



When a popular program attracts a long list of applicants, these are the selection criteria:

Students with the highest qualifying GPA will be considered.

Year of study is relevant (depending on the time of year, seniors and juniors will be next up for consideration).

The nominees will be selected by the approving deans from this final list.


Studying abroad as an exchange student is a big decision. You need to be an independent person who can take initiative, find resources, and stay informed.

We look forward to helping you reach your academic and cultural goals through the exchange program; so if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask!