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.
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.
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.
Most of our exchange destinations offer coursework in English.
Click a destination to learn more, or to start your online application.
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
Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences
England - University of Leicester
England - Leeds Beckett University
Japan - Sophia University
Spain-Ramon Llull University
Sweden - Uppsala Universitet
West Indies - University of the West Indies
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]
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!