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Johnnies First Semester Abroad

Spend the first semester of your academic journey close to home in Rome, Italy!

To make a difference in the world, you have to embrace it. Through St. John’s unique Johnnies First Semester Abroad program, you do just that—by spending the first semester of your academic journey close to home in Rome, Italy and completing your degree in New York City.

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Johnnies in Rome, Italy

Located in Rome’s residential Prati district, the campus is within walking distance of the Vatican and the historic city center. The Rome campus is a beautiful space, fully equipped with classrooms, library, computer lab, student lounges, residence halls, kitchens, and more.

You learn in small classes from a bilingual faculty who take you into the city for an incomparable intercultural perspective. Our team provides a full slate of excursions and events throughout the semester to ensure that you have a robust college experience. They also help ensure your successful transition to college and, eventually, to earning your degree in New York.

Johnnies First Semester Abroad Financial Opportunities

  • St. John’s University, recognized among Catholic Universities for financial generosity to international students, offers impressive merit scholarships to incoming students. Additional scholarships may also be available. Please reach out to Shawn Slon with any questions you may have about scholarships and aid.
  • For “Johnnies in Rome” students, the Rome campus program fee, which includes housing and partial board, will be $4,990.00 USD, deeply discounted from the regular semester abroad cost of $8,490.00 USD.

Contact for Johnnies in Rome, Italy

Shawn Slon (St. John's University, Rome Campus)
[email protected]
+39 06 393842

Why St. John's University?

As a leading Catholic university, St. John’s offers world-class academics and a friendly residential campus in exciting New York City. In addition to merit scholarships, international first-time freshmen students also qualify for additional scholarships. See our history and fast facts at a glance.

Consider the many benefits of attending St. John's, including: 

In Their Own Words: Current International Students Talk All Things St. John’s!

The above vlog was created by a few of our current international students!