The St. John’s story begins in 17th-century France, when the Vincentian order was founded by Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac. The religious communities they founded--the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity--served the poor within and outside France’s borders by the time of their deaths. Their unrelenting, organized ethos of service to the underserved continues to animate the St. John’s approach to Vincentian internationalization.
We’re proud that over 40% of our undergraduates study abroad, and that our education abroad population largely mirrors the overall demographic and socio-economic diversity of our New York campuses. But a truly global education cannot rely on mobility, which remains out of reach for many students—and for a variety of complex reasons. As a Vincentian university, then, we must find other ways to connect students with viewpoints and perspectives from throughout the world that they might not otherwise encounter. Learn more about St. John’s Global Online Learning Exchange (GOLE) program.
St. John’s has many international institutes and centers that focus on research and scholarly inquiry throughout the world.
International efforts at St. John’s are supported by the faculty-led University Global Coordinating Committee (UGCC).
In keeping with the University’s strategic priority to “expand global and community partnerships,” the University Global Coordinating Committee (UGCC) is a faculty-driven group charged by the Provost with ensuring that St. John’s has the proper cross-institutional collaboration and support needed to advance complex international initiatives. The group regularly reviews new international partnership proposals and explores critical questions related to St. John’s comprehensive internationalization efforts. Though comprehensive internationalization is a complex, multi-faceted endeavor, the American Council on Education characterizes it as “a commitment, confirmed through action, to infuse international and comparative perspectives throughout the teaching, research, and service missions of higher education.” Please reach out to Christina Quartararo, Assistant Provost for Global Initiatives, with any inquiries related to the UGCC.
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Dr. Zhe-Sheng (Jason) Chen
College of Professional Studies
Dr. Luca Iandoli
School of Education
Dr. Yvonne Pratt-Johnson
School of Law
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences & Staten Island Campus
Dr. Azzedine Layachi
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Dr. Linda Sama
Office of the Provost
Dr. Zoe Petropoulou, Christina Quartararo, Dr. Konrad Tuchscherer