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Semester Programs

An Amazing Semester, Living and Learning Abroad

St. John’s University has several distinctive semester-long programs for you to choose from. Experience an academic adventure of a lifetime, while staying on track for graduation though enrolling in one of our general semester programs or major-specific programs. Further, as a Vincentian school, we include service learning opportunities in each location, which allow students to gain a deeper understanding of their host country while giving back to their community.

All Semester Programs fill on a rolling basis and often reach capacity before the suggested application deadline – so please apply early!  And don't forget to add a minor into your degree to better enhance your academic resume.  For more information, click on Academic and Cultural Advantages!

Semester Programs Offered

Costa Rica Semester

Improve your Spanish language skills and live with a host family, while studying at Universidad Veritas, located in San Jose, Costa Rica. With options for a 12- or 16-week semester!

Discover France: Biology and Chemistry (Fall only)

Imagine a STEM program in one of Europe’s scientific and philosophical capitals, with activities and tours designed especially for your field!  Enroll in 2 biology electives and visit some of the most historic centers of research.

Discover France: Literary and Cultural Studies (Returning Fall 2022)

Experience one of Europe’s literary capitals while taking Topics in Theory and Race, Gender and Science Fiction with co-curricular activities to connect to this historic city!

Discover France: Paris

Experience firsthand the magical city that has inspired poets and revolutionaries alike throughout the centuries!  Paris has long been and continues to be a cultural and socio-political epicenter of Western Europe.

Discover Italy: Education (Spring only)

Gain international experience and hone your teaching skills while studying and completing fieldwork in Rome.  Immerse yourself in a global educational experience and set yourself apart with global competencies.

Discover Italy: Government and Politics (Fall only)

Designed for majors and minors looking to forward their degree with study at both the undergraduate and graduate level, with a range of Core courses to round out your semester and get you in touch with the Eternal City!

Discover Italy: Psychology (Fall only)

Live for a semester in the heart of Italy, with courses in Health Psychology and Child and Adolescent Psychopathology… with special program events and internships in the field for students with intermediate Italian language skills.

Discover Italy: Rome

Make Rome “home” for the semester and immerse yourself in Italian culture, language and history, and gain cultural competencies that will carry forward into your academic and professional future!

Western Europe: Business (Fall only)

Corner the market in your field with a three-country program offering courses in EconomicsManagement and International Business, along with a range of Core requirements and thematic co-curricular activities!

Western Europe Semester

St. John's signature three-country program! Designed as a core-focused, modular opportunity with 5-week study experiences in Rome, Paris, and Limerick, the WES program asks students to consider the countries that comprise the program through the common lens of migration.

Western Europe: Pharmacy (Spring only)

St. John’s signature three-country program has been re-designed for 2nd-year Pharmacy majors, offering a unique opportunity to study in Paris, Rome, and Limerick… and stay on track for graduation.