Current Global Studies Programs

Current Global Studies Programs

Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs

Unlike most colleges, St. Joseph's College has valued study abroad by funding student study abroad experiences in faculty-led and/or semester long programs. This has made study abroad accessible to all students. St. Joseph's College scholarships apply to tuition abroad. The college also grants a significant number of $500-$2,000 stipends for faculty-led programs.

Explore the world for a week, a summer, a semester or an entire year. The opportunities are endless.


Brian GullyBrian Gully '17

"I studied abroad over the summer with our school's 'Oxford Experience.' Going to Oxford, and exploring all over England was the most eye opening and incredible experiences of my life. I not only had the chance to live, and study in one of the most historical universities in the world, but I got to push my boundaries and expand my horizons day in and day out. I recommend every student look into studying abroad."

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WOMEN WRITING RESISTANCE IN NICARAGUA

Semester: Spring 2018
Course: ENG/SPN 370
Travel Dates: May 21-28, 2018
Price: TBD (*Until Nov. 15, all students can apply online for the $500 Faculty-led program stipends. Freshman can apply for the $1,000 Freshman Experience Grant.)

Description: This service-learning course will survey the contributions of Caribbean, Latina, and Latin American women writers and their role in contemporary social movements. Readings and discussions of fictional narratives, essays and films will address issues of gender inequality, human rights, and social justice. We will explore these themes and the activism of a broad array of voices as reflected in the writing of Julia Alvarez, Gloria Anzaldua, Jamaica Kincaid, and Rigoberta Menchu, among others. Students will serve in the Sutiaba community in Nicaragua like hundreds of administrators, alumni and faculty over the past 10 years. Over the past 10 years students engaged in service projects such as developing a pre-school, planting school gardens/fruit trees, and constructing a playground.

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OXFORD AS TEXT

Semester: Spring 2018
Course: PHI/HIS 280
Travel Dates: June 23- July 15, 2018

Price: $TBA (Until Nov. 15, all students can apply online for the $500 Faculty-led program stipends. Freshman can apply for the $1,000 Freshman Experience Grant.)Description: This cross-listed course will explore the role that Oxford, England has played in the intellectual literary, philosophical and religious history of the Anglo-world. From the origins of Oxford we find a tradition of philosophical reflection on self, God and the world. We will explore how the microcosm of this university town has given birth to ideas of worldwide influence. During our two-week stay at Oxford University, we will also visit important sites around England, including Stonehenge and London. After the stay at Oxford, we'll visit and stay in two other locations in England. 

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GLOBAL MATHEMATICS IN POLAND

Semester: Spring 2018
Course: MAT 202: GLOBAL MATHEMATICS IN EDUCATION
Travel Dates: June 1-14, 2018 
Price: $TBA (Until Nov. 15, all students can apply online for the $500 Faculty-led program stipends. Freshman can apply for the $1,000 Freshman Experience Grant.)

Description: Based on a comparative study of the mathematical systems in Poland, the course will help students develop a nuanced understanding of the culture and educational climate. Students will observe mathematical lectures in a high school and at Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, as well as focus on international standards, teaching methods, pedagogy and assessment. Students can visit Auschwitz concentration camp, Zakopane (mountainous region), Czestochowa (Poland’s spiritual capital) and the salt mines (UNESCO site).

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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY IN ROMANIA

Semester: Spring 2018
Course: PSY 330
Travel Dates: May 31-June 17, 2018
Price: TBD (until Nov. 15, all students can apply online for the $500 Faculty-led program stipends. Freshman can apply for the $1,000 Freshman Experience Grant.)

Description: FNO is a Romanian non-governmental organization, established in 2000 and operating in the poorest region of Romania, that organizes youth in community service clubs and experiential outdoor education.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, visit the Office of Global Studies on Long Island at Room 3, O'Connor Hall, off the Student Hospitality Lounge or call 631.687.1280. In Brooklyn, call 718.940.5306. Email us at [email protected] or visit our website at www.sjcny.edu/globalstudies.

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NEXT STEPS FOR ENROLLING IN A STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Enroll in the respective spring class
  • Complete a study abroad application
  • Submit a $500 deposit for your chosen program(s). At the Long Island Campus, submit your non-refundable deposit to Lena Grasso in Room 3, O'Connor Hall, off the Student Hospitality Lounge. At the Brooklyn Campus, please submit your deposit with Karen Pane in Lorenzo Hall 1st floor.