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."

Environment and Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica

Semester: Spring 2019
Courses: SOC 252 and HTM 317
Travel Dates: March 15-22, 2019
Price: $3,273

Description: With the Costa Rican Monteverde Research Institute as our guide, we will explore the Arenal Volcano and Cloud Forest Reserve.


Field Ecology in Costa Rica

Semester: Spring 2019
Courses: SOC 252 and HTM 317
Travel Dates: March 16-23, 2019
Price: $3,444

Description: With the Costa Rican Monteverde Research Institute as our guide, we will hike in the rainforest and cloud forest, explore the beaches, observe dolphins and sea turtles, eat a fresh local seafood lunch, catch bats, and kayak in a mangrove.


Greece Honors Program

Semester: Spring 2019
Travel Dates: May 17-26, 2019
Price: $1,692

Description: Explore the ancient seaside ruins of Greece while learning about the rise, flourishing, and decline of Ancient Greece. During our tour we will visit cosmopolitan Athens, the temple with a view (the Acropolis), home of the famous oracle in Delphi, the seaport town of Nafplio, and the site of the first Olympics in Olympia.



Semester: Spring 2019
Travel Dates: May 17-27, 2019
Price: $3,209

Description: Our sets for this course will include the Eiffel Tower, the famous cinema houses of Paris, a Parisian film tour including the legendary Cinematheque Francaise, the world-class art museum, the Louvre, and a visit to Cannes during its film festival, with the chance to delight in the French Riviera in Southern France. This backdrop will enrich the course theme, which focuses on the history of relations between French and American film and culture, emphasizing France's influence on Hollywood and vice versa.  



Semester: Spring 2019
Travel Dates: June 24-July 3, 2019
Courses: ENG/RS 280
Price: $2,190

Description: The intellectual hub of Oxford, the renown Salisbury Cathedral, the Abbey of St. Augustine of Canterbury, theatrical London, and the mysterious World Heritage site of Stonehenge will all serve as the backdrop for this course on religious culture in Late Medieval England. Through a variety of primary and secondary source texts and on-site study, this course examines big questions and problems including: lay led Biblical drama, feminist Christian mysticism, anti-feminism, anti-semitism, corruption, and the development/role of monasteries. We will consider a range of medieval religious practices and beliefs wherein the sacred and secular, the spiritual and the historical overlap and inform each other. You have the option of extending your stay, at your own expense, and accompanying one of the professors on an optional "intellectual pilgrimage" with local writer activists on a 1-2 day walk through England.


South Africa

Semester: Spring 2019
Travel Dates: July 25-August 8, 2019
Courses: Program is open to Criminal Justice majors or Graduate Students in Special Education or Lit/Sp. Ed. Annotation 20 fieldwork hours
Price: $5,691

Description: Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela on this study abroad program. Enjoy the seaside city of Cape Town while you learn about the history of South Africa's civil rights movement, apartheid. Participate in a unique opportunity of dialoguing with Nelson Mandela's friend and prison warden.  Experience the culture of South Africa through a cooking class. Appreciate the natural beauty, including penguins, on the tip of Africa through a Cape tour and a safari. Visit the capitol city of Johannesburg while learning about their opportunities of country-wide reconciliation. We will engage in service-learning in the local schools.



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

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  • 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.