- Study Abroad
- The World, Your Classroom
- New York, the World’s City
- International Students and Scholars
- Special Programs
Students at St. John's University have the opportunity to study abroad on a broad range of short-term programs, with options available for most majors at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Our winter and summer "stand-alone" faculty-directed programs are fully contained between the fall and spring academic semesters—you’ll earn academic credit in programs that range from 10 days to just over a month during the winter intersession or summer.
St. John’s also offers a unique range of spring and fall programs abroad that spend an academic semester in New York or online and include travel as a required component of the class before, during, or after the academic semester. These "embedded" faculty-directed programs offer St. John's students an incredible opportunity to prepare for and engage in international education through a full semester’s coursework.
Click here to learn about Summer Study Abroad 2018 programs.
Faculty-Directed Programs Abroad
Similar to our high-impact winter programs, our summer faculty-directed programs travel between May and August, with options available to both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in Pre-Session, Summer Session I, Summer Session II or Post-Session Programs. Students may take 3-6 credits per session and are eligible to participate in more than one session per summer. International internships are also available in Paris & Rome during Summer Session I and II, with approval from the Languages & Literatures Department.
These summer programs offer students the opportunity to enrich their academic experience at St. John's and to complete their major, elective and core requirements, with the advantage of experiencing their courses through the lens of a different culture and landscape.
- Antigua, Guatemala: Global Fieldwork in Communications & Speech Disorders
- Naples & Capri, Italy: Corporate Entrepreneurship
Summer Session I
- London, England & Edinburgh, Scotland: Literature in a Global Context
- Paris, France: French Language and International Internships
- Rome, Italy: Italian Language, Art, Culture and International Internships
Summer Session II
- Buenos Aires, & Corrientes, Argentina: Psychology, Literature and Culture
- Paris, France: Photography, Art History in France and International Internships
- Kingston, Jamaica: Cultural Immersion for Information Professionals
- Rome, Italy: Art History, International Business and International Internships
- Cadiz and Madrid, Spain: Spanish Language and Literature
- Johannesburg, South Africa: Global Perspectives on Communication Disorders
- Program fee: A program fee includes items such as accommodation, meal plan, international health insurance, local transportation, and required excursions. Please visit each program webpage to see what comprises each program fee – as each program inclusions vary by location.
- Tuition: Tuition is separate from the program fee and all summer students pay for the number of credits taken in addition to the program fee. For more information regarding tuition costs and policies, please visit OSFS web page.
- Airfare: Students are most often responsible for flights to/from program location. Review the program webpage to see if group airfare is included.
St. John’s offers a unique range of short-term programs abroad that spend an academic semester in New York or online. These include travel as a required component of the class either before, during, or after the academic semester. "Embedded" faculty-directed programs offer St. John's students an incredible opportunity to prepare for and engage in international education through a full semester’s coursework.
Spring 2018 Program Offerings
The Dominican Republic: Culture, Race & Baseball
Faculty Director: Raj Chetty, Ph.D.
Semester course in Queens with travel from February 17-23, 2018
Many know that Dominican players are numerous within the MLB system, but this faculty-led study abroad program allows students to explore the wider cultural, economic, and political conditions that structure Dominicans’ relationship to baseball. Through a partnership with Yspaniola: Education in the Dominican Republic, “an education focused non-profit based in Batey Libertad, a community in the Cibao Valley,” program participants will learn about life in bateyes (rural communities organized around or near sugarcane plantations). Yspaniola is oriented toward promoting social justice by providing educational access to underprivileged children living in the batey. For more information including syllabus, itinerary, program fee and faculty contact information, visit the Dominican Republic program page.
- ENG 3690: Special Topics in Literature and Culture: Culture, Race and Baseball.
Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden: Mass Communication in Scandinavia
Faculty Director: Tuija Parikka, Ph.D..
Semester course in Queens with travel from February 16 - 25, 2018
Northern lights, design, architecture, progressive social policies, rustic cuisine and dark humor – such Scandinavian identifiers have more recently become complicated by the intermixing of global/local media forces, an influx of migrants, and global capitalism. Nordic cultures present a unique case for exploring how some of the most serious global challenges become addressed in local contexts through media, academia, and the social, cultural, and political realities of refugees residing in Scandinavia. For more information including syllabus, itinerary, program fee and faculty contact information, visit the Scandinavia program page.
- COM 3110: Mass Communication - Scandinavia
Athens, Greece: Modern Greek and International Management
Faculty Directors: John Angelidis, Ph.D. and Athanasia Biska
Semester course in Queens with travel from May 23 – May 30, 2018
Through the generosity of St. John’s alumnus Nikos Mouyiaris (’68), the Department of Language and Literatures in St. John’s College and the Department of Management in the Tobin College of Business are pleased to offer this cross-disciplinary program in Modern Greek and Hellenic Studies, with a focus on Greek language, culture and international management. For more information including syllabus, itinerary, program fee and faculty contact information, visit the Greece program page.
- GRM 2030: Modern Greek III
- MGT 4338: International Management and Operations
Perugia and Rome, Italy: Ethics and Strategy in Global Hospitality
Faculty Director: Almerinda Forte, Ph.D.
Semester course in Queens with travel from May 22 – June 2, 2018
Organized in collaboration with the Hospitality Management program at the University of Perugia in Assisi, this program offers students hands-on experience through a one-week boot camp, as well as a Certificate in Hospitality Management from the University of Perugia, one of Italy's oldest and most prestigious universities. For more information including syllabus, itinerary, program fee and faculty contact information, visit the Perugia & Rome program page.
- HMT 1055: Global Leadership in Hospitality Management
Every summer and fall, PharmD students are eligible to participate in rotations in Guatemala as part of their final requirements toward their degree. Currently, programs are offered in Clarendon, Jamaica; Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala; and Antigua, Guatemala. Interested participants should plan to attend the CPHS Rotation Fair which takes place annually in late January. For more information, please visit the individual program pages:
- Antigua, Guatemala - 2 separate rotations available in summer and fall
- Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala - one rotation every October
- Clarendon, Jamaica - one rotation every July
- Florence, Italy - one rotation in August
Tobin Global Destination Courses (GDC) offer exciting international study abroad opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. The mission of these courses is “to create significant life experiences for our students that combine rigorous educational objectives with real world exposure to international business operations and cultures.”
Each semester, the Tobin College of Business offers exciting international study abroad opportunities through our Global Destination Courses (GDC). Students experience a rich diversity of cultures, political systems, and business perspectives while developing the critical skills to succeed in today’s global marketplace.
How can $500 bring you the world?
At St. John’s, we push the envelope in order to help our students achieve a truly global education.
The Global Passport program offers incoming students a chance to “internationalize” their academic experience from their very first days at St. John’s. Through the program, you’ll fulfill one of your core requirements in a completely innovative & comparative way, while studying with top professors who will incorporate the historic and cultural treasures of Rome, Paris and New York into their courses in order to bring the curriculum alive.
Best of all, SJU wants this opportunity to be affordable to all new freshmen and transfer students. We subsidize the Global Passport program to keep the student program fee at just $500, plus the cost of round-trip airfare.
Spend your Winter Break in Europe!
In celebration of a successful academic career at St. John’s, the University would like to congratulate their highest-achieving students by sending them on a week-long, once in a lifetime study abroad experience to Europe! This program is especially designed to recognize the commitment to success as well as the outstanding leadership skills demonstrated by the best and brightest members of our community. A European host city could be your classroom setting as you earn 3 credits while visiting some of the world’s historical and cultural landmarks alongside your professor and classmates. Students will soak up the sights and sounds of their host city while staying at a campus abroad!
Aside from the knowledge you will glean in this highly competitive program, the best part is, students selected to participate in this program are only required to pay a nominal $500 program fee, roundtrip airfare, and tuition. Upon your return to America, your course format may vary – it may continue as an online class or as a traditional seminar format for the remainder of the spring 2018 term.
- St. John's College
- College of Professional Studies
- Staten Island Campus Program
- School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Galapagos Islands - Island Biogeography (BIO 2859)
- Beijing and Hainan, China - Digital Ecology and Mobilization of People (ICM 840)
- Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa - Ethics in a Global Perspective (PHI 2200C) - Returning in 2019
- Morocco - Field Study in Global Politics (grad/undergrad)
- Cuba - Cuba from Within (grad/undergrad)
- Top NYC Faculty: Our faculty are dedicated and dynamic, and their passion for the subject matter and location comes through in their careful program planning.
- Focused Coursework: Short-term programs often offer disciplines—and courses— that are not typically represented on study abroad programs, including graduate opportunities.
- Great Destinations: Based on areas of faculty expertise, our faculty-directed program locations may vary from year-to-year, but they’re always culturally and historically rich.
- Affordable Fees: Because summer and winter programs tend to be shorter in duration (typically 1-2 weeks), fees are generally lower than with other options. With our spring and fall options, you also save on tuition!
We strongly encourage all eligible students participating in our faculty-directed programs to review all of the available financial opportunities through our Financial Aid page and our Grants and Scholarships page including the internal and external scholarships below.
- Summer and winter participants are encouraged to apply for SJU's Licari Scholarship. Open to all majors.
- Study at our Rome campus is supported in all sessions by the Italian Cultural Center Scholarship. Open to all majors.
- Programs of 4 weeks and longer, such as Summer Session I and II on our European campuses, qualify for the Gilman Scholarship - open to all Pell-eligible students.
- St. John's offers a tuition discount of $1,000 for students who take 6-credits in the same session through OGS faculty-directed summer programs.
We also encourage students to meet with the Office of Student Financial Services to explore their full range of opportunities.
- Program fee: A program fee generally includes items such as accommodations, a meal plan, international health insurance, group transportation, and excursions. Please visit each program webpage to see what comprises each program fee – as each program will vary.
- Tuition: Tuition is separate from the program fee and students pay for the number of credits taken in addition to the program fee. For more information regarding tuition costs and policies, please visit OSFS web page.
- Airfare: Students are sometimes responsible for flights to/from program location. Review the program webpage to see if airfare is included.