Growing up in Queens, NY, Shavone
Williams ‘12CPS loved her father’s tales about seeing historic
European sites while in the Navy.
Today, the 21-year-old St. John’s junior is experiencing those very
Discover the World Europe, a University program that allows
students to earn 15 credits by living and learning in three
European countries in one semester. She received extra support to
study abroad as one of five St. John’s students to win a
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
Shavone began the Spring 2010 semester at St. John’s campuses in
Rome, Italy, and Paris, France. She is completing her study abroad
experience in Salamanca, Spain. Guided by St. John’s professors,
Shavone and her classmates are studying languages, art and culture
while engaging in service.