How can $500 bring you the
Want to see how last year's Global Passport students spent their
time in the world's "Eternal City"?– Check out their experience here, in the
Global Passport video!
At St. John’s, we push the envelope to help our students achieve
the best education possible. This year is no different. With the
help of a renewed campus-wide effort to create affordable Global
Studies opportunities and some tweaks to the program, this year’s
Global Passport program fee will be just $500 (plus
flight). We want every incoming student to have a
truly international education, so we hope that you’ll join us on
this unique opportunity.
The Global Passport
program offers a chance for incoming students to “internationalize”
their education from their first days with St. John’s. Through the
program, you’ll fulfill a core requirement in a completely
innovative, comparative way, studying with top professors who will
incorporate the historic and cultural riches of Rome and New York
to bring the curriculum alive.
How does it work?
The bulk of your Passport course will take place in New York
during the fall or spring semester, during which you’ll study the
course content and prepare for your time in Italy. Then, at the
conclusion of the term—in January or May—you’ll live in, study and
explore Rome for 7 days with the same students and faculty, putting
a comparative spin on your semester’s work together. In addition,
you’ll receive an additional credit to represent your hard work
while in Rome.
Please review the
updated Application for eligible
Highlights Abroad Include:
When in Rome…
- Guided tours of historical sites such as the Vatican, Coliseum,
the Forum and significant churches
- Excursions to Rome’s landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain, the
Piazza Del Popolo, and the Piazza Navona
Making Friends at Your New “Home,”
Our Rome Campus
- Sharing an amazing experience with St. John’s faculty—and a new
group of friends! Nothing brings students together the way study
- The safety and convenience of St. John’s own Rome Campus,
centrally located in a residential neighborhood near the
The St. John’s
- Engaging St. John’s Vincentian heritage through service
learning opportunities, course-linked volunteer options that allow
you to give back while learning more about the city and its
residents. This experience sets St. John’s study abroad apart!
- Getting to know the real Rome with local experts—our Rome
Through your academic study, guided tours and community service,
you become a metropolitan citizen – a citizen not just of our New
York City campuses, but of the world.
January 3 - 10, 2014
May 15 - 22, 2014
Visit the Apply Now section for more information on
- Fall: August 10, 2013
- Spring: October 19, 2013
Note: Space is limited and applications will be processed
on a first-come-first served basis. Student class selections may be
changed and classes may be cancelled based on student interest.
Students will be notified of their Global Passport admissions
decisions beginning July 1, 2013.
Fee: $500* (No, really… it’s only $500)
*airfare and tuition exceeding 18 credits, NOT included
students will NOT pay additional tuition for the Global Passport
program. In essence, tuition for the program has already been
included in the cost of normal semester tuition. However, in the
event that a student registers for more than 18 credits during the
semester, additional tuition fees will apply.
includes accommodations on the Rome campus, several meals,
airport pickup/drop-off, metro passes and cultural center entrance
To find out more,