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Short-Term 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.

The Key Benefits of Faculty-Directed Programs

  • 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), program fees are generally lower than with other options.  With our spring and fall options, you also save on tuition costs.

Total Costs

  • 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.

St. John's options for short-term study abroad

OIE offers a number of short-term study abroad options connected to spring courses in Queens. Click on a program title below to be taken to the online brochure for more information and the program application.

 

How can $750 bring you the world?

At St. John’s, we push the envelope in order to help our students achieve a truly global education... and right from day one

The Global Passport program offers incoming students a chance to “internationalize” their academic experience from their very first days at St. John’s, one of the few universities to have a program designed specifically for our first-year students! Through the program, students fulfill one of their 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. The semester in New York is followed by one week at either our Paris or Rome locations.

Best of all, St. John's wants this opportunity to be affordable to all new freshmen and transfer students in their first year. We subsidize the Global Passport program to keep the student program fee at just $750, plus the cost of round-trip airfare. 

Visit the Global Passport Program webpage for more information and application deadlines

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.  

  • 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!
  • 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 the Student Financial Services web page.
     
  • Airfare: Students are often responsible for flights to/from program location.  Review the program webpage to see if airfare is included.