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Discover the World: Europe

3 countries, 1 program

Three Countries in One Semester… St. John's signature program abroad, Discover the World: Europe

The Spring 2018 program is currently at capacity. Newly confirming students will be placed on a waitlist.  

Imagine living in three major European cities over the course of a single semester. Through the Discover the World: Europe program, you'll travel to St. John's locations in Limerick, Paris and Rome.  In each of these historic cities, you will have the opportunity to complete your academic requirements while engaging these the local cultures and communities through field trips, site visits, academic service-learning and your own independent exploration.  Students studying in the Discover the World Europe program spend five weeks in France, Ireland, and Italy, taking one to two courses in each country in a variety of disciplines: art, language, philosophy, international business, economics, theology and more.  Don't miss the academic and cultural exploration of a lifetime! 

Set yourself apart, go global and enhance your intercultural competence.  But apply early as space is limited!!

Program Highlights

  • Popular Core Classes
    Academics are the center of all of St. John's study abroad programs. With a diverse selection of courses on offer, your academic journey abroad will trek across a diverse range of topics and topographies. Imagine taking Religions of the World in Paris, where you’ll get a taste of the city’s religious diversity (and its relationship to France’s modern political realities) by visiting locations such as the Grand Mosque of Paris; or taking City of Rome during your stay in Italy, where you’ll explore the wide spectrum of art and design - from ancient to modern - at the museums and monuments scattered across the “Eternal City"; or enrolling in Monuments of World Architecture while in Limerick, where you'll broaden your scope of local and world cultural history. 
  • Innovative Modular Format
    Through Discover the World’s unique course format, you’ll complete a semester’s worth of credits in three consecutive five-week sessions - with one or two courses at each of St. John's European locations. By focusing on a few classes in each “module,” you’ll find time to become immersed in each location’s academics while exploring the city.  
  • The Vincentian Difference
    Providing a helping hand to those in need is inspiring and humbling work, and we proudly carry our mission abroad. Helping to change lives is an inspiring experience—one that enhances your time abroad through direct contact with local communities and organizations. By engaging in service-learning activities, you’ll make a difference in the lives of those you work with at local schools, in soup kitchens, or in other locations throughout the world. Through our Academic Service-Learning offerings, you’ll work with the community while fulfilling course-based experiential education requirements, a truly Vincentian education.
  • Vibrant Excursions throughout Limerick, Paris and Rome
    One of the most exciting parts of the study abroad experience is exploring your host city. Excursions in and near each of the three host cities offer the perfect opportunities to take full advantage of your time abroad. Imagine visiting sites like the Château de Versailles near Paris, the Coliseum in Rome, and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick. You’ll be experiencing some of the world’s most revered monuments, all while you’re guided by our experienced staff and faculty, to maximize your academic and cultural experience.