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Go Global with St. John's!

The Office of Global Studies offers extensive support to faculty in the development and preparation of international opportunities for students in departments throughout the campus, in keeping with St. John's Global Mission.  Whether you teach with one of our semester programs at our European campuses, or wish to direct a program to any other part of the world, we are here to provide the resources and support to ensure a successful global program.

St. John’s University Opportunities

  • Develop a Faculty-Directed Program Abroad!  Design a short-term program abroad, at one of our campuses in Europe or anywhere in the world.  With options to design a "stand-alone" January or summer program, or an "embedded travel" course in the fall or spring semester, these high-impact experiences engage students more deeply in the world and in their academics.  Help your students gain international experience and improve their intercultural competence.
  • Propose a Core course for the first-year Global Passport Program!  Since first-year students cannot spend an entire semester studying abroad, the Global Passport program was designed to allow first-year students to take part in faculty-directed, academic experience culminating with a week at our Rome or Paris campus.  Faculty teach a common or distributed core course during the 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-May.  For more information on the Global Passport Program call for proposals and program timelime, please click here.
  • Apply for an International Faculty Development Seminar through CIEE.  These high-impact thematic seminars are designed to help faculty develop new skills in internationalizing their portfolio and curriculum.  
  • Apply for funding for a site visit to develop a global AS-L program.  The Vincentian Institute for Social Action provides funding to help establish new academic service learning initiatives and the Office of Global Studies can help you design the academics and site-specific actitivies as a short-term program abroad.
  • Collaborate with colleagues through one of our Partner Institutions.  St. John's University works with partner instituations around the world.  Explore opportunities for distance-learning collaborations via technology or with a short-term faculty-directed site visit with faculty and students from their sister department.  Past programs have included research projects coordinated long-distance and poster sessions abroad as the culmination of the semester's work.

Program Resources for Faculty Directors

  • OGS Facutly Handbook on Short-Term Programs Abroad: The complete guide for St. John's faculty on program development, marketing and recruitment protocol and St. John's policies governing all academic programs abroad.
  • OGS Faculty Guide: A comprehensive resource for faculty approved as program directors abroad, including information on housing, insurance, banking and more. 
  • Marketing Strategies for Faculty-Directed Programs:Helpful tips on overall recruitment strategies for faculty and departments, with an outline of important steps to help make your program as visible and successful as possible.
  • St. John's Policy on Family and Visitors on Faculty-Led Programs Abroad:  Your priorities and focus may be different depending on the nature of your program.  
  • Concur Manual for Faculty Teaching Abroad: A step-by-step instruction manual for faculty approved as program directors to help manage your finances abroad. This manual provides screenshots of the Concur pre-approval and expense reporting processes, in order to help facilitate your reimbursements in a timely manner.
  • Global Studies Credo: The St. John's Code of Ethics for Global Studies student participants, who are asked to sign an agreement to meet the ethical standards of their own intercultural engagement of the experience abroad.  

External Resources

  • Forum on Education AbroadThe Forum focuses on the development and implementation of standards of good practice through research initiatives, educational programs and resource development. Its mission is to help to improve education abroad programs to benefit the students that participate in them.  The Forum site includes their Standards of Good Practice, as well as a Curriculum Toolbox and an Education Abroad Digital Resource Center.
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators: NAFSA works within the fields of international education and exchange in order to develop policies and practices to educate globally engaged citizens, providing them with the analytic knowledge and transferrable skills needed to succeed in an interconnected world. 
  • University of Kentucky Education Abroad Faculty Toolkit: Exercises in formal  and non-formal learning for all stages of the study abroad and intercultural experience, including pre-departure, on-site and post-return.
  • Global Service Learning: Through evidence-based tools and peer-reviewed research, GSL provides a practitioner's toolkit including sample syllabi, teaching tool and a Global Citizen Guide
  • Center for Disease Control: All directors and participants in Global Studies programs are asked to research recommendations for the destination country of their program.  
  • U.S. State Department Travel Alerts and Warnings
  • U.S. State Department Safe Traveler Program
  • International Currency Conversion: A useful tool for quickly converting most world currencies.