Study Abroad

St. John’s students can study abroad during summer vacations, gap years, or the year after graduation. In order to facilitate Johnnie participation in Study Abroad opportunities we have compiled a list of the many different resources that students will want to make use of in the study abroad plans. We also encourage students who are interested in these opportunities to stop by the Career Services for more advice.

CAPA International Education
CAPA is an international education organization (IEO) committed to empowering student learning through personal choice, academic integrity, and engagement in urban environments abroad. "Our approach to international study is unique and provides a holistic learning abroad experience that challenges, excites and inspires students like no other program can. Through our courses, the city becomes the laboratory in which the student conducts academic research."

St. John's College is a partner institution with CAPA International Education. This partnership provides students with discounts and scholarships on all of the CAPA study abroad programs.

Rome Institute of Liberal Arts
RILA offers undergraduate interdisciplinary courses on great books while exploring the art and architecture of Rome in order to articulate fundamental questions across disciplines. Discussion based classes on philosophy, literature, and history are designed together with excursions led by art historians and classicists throughout Italy's artistic heritage.

The Rome Institute of Liberal Arts (RILA) was created by a tutor at St. John’s College. Some scholarships are reserved for St. John’s students each year.

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Study Abroad Programs

Academic Programs International (API)
Provides living, travel, educational, and cultural opportunities for US students to Costa Rica, England, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, and Spain.
Study abroad in 16 countries.

AmeriSpan Unlimited
Specializes in Spanish and Portuguese immersion, volunteer/intern and educational travel programs throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Spain.

Study in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.

Bard College Study Abroad Programs
Bard operates a number of summer study abroad programs open to non-Bard students, including ones in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Budapest, Hungary.

British Council
This U.S. site offers information and advice to U.S. students on the study abroad, undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. This site has a wealth of information related to the U.K.

Center for Cross-Cultural Study
Study abroad in Spain and Argentina.

Critical Language Scholarships
Funding for study of “critical need” languages.

Cultural Experiences Abroad
Provides education opportunities for US college students of all language levels and majors to the countries of Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, and Spain.
Information on graduate study abroad.
Learn Spanish in Spain or Latin America

EF International Language Schools
Offers a modular curriculum that lets you begin learning at home, continue at an EF school in China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Russia or Spain, and then continue to fluency online after you return home.

Offers Spanish courses in Spain, Latin America, and South America.

Eurolingua Institute
Offers study abroad foreign language programs at language schools throughout Europe, Scandinavia, North America, Latin America, South Africa, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and the Caribbean.

German Academic Exchange Service
Study in Germany- Scholarships available
Offers country specific information, searchable by country and subject. Search by categories of study abroad, intern abroad, language schools, volunteer abroad, jobs abroad, teach abroad, and Eco/adventure.

IAU College
A study abroad program located in Aix-en-Provence, France, for undergraduates attending American colleges.
Jobs, Internships, Volunteer Opportunities and more in non-profit organizations throughout the world.
iHipo offers thousands of international jobs, internships and traineeships. is designed for applicants who seek international work experience—an increasingly beneficial asset for job seekers who desire to cement a long-term career in today's competitive, global job market.

Offers a comprehensive search for study abroad programs. Search by country, language, subject, and other criteria.

International Graduate Schools
Search engine for international graduate schools.

ISA International Studies Abroad
Offers study abroad programs in Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, and Spain.

The Marchutz School
An interdisciplinary process that combines the studio art discipline, liberal arts coursework, intensive aesthetics, seminars, workshops, museum study, and painting excursions.

Masa Israel Journey
Offers young adults life-changing gap year, study abroad, post-college and volunteer experiences in Israel, connecting them to programs that meet their interests and offering scholarships.

The Peace Corps
The Peace Corps is constantly seeking volunteers to do important work in 78 countries worldwide. Visit their site to find out how you can help.

Peterson’s Study Abroad
Search for summer and year-long study abroad programs. The extensive summer study abroad section lets you search by sponsor name, country, program, and field of interest.

Projects Abroad
Offers volunteer placements on a tremendous variety of projects in twenty exciting destinations in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Research in Germany
The central information platform of the initiative to "Promote Innovation and Research in Germany" and is maintained by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Spanish Abroad, Inc.
Offers Spanish language immersion programs throughout Mexico, Latin America, and Spain.

Stint Ireland
Stint Ireland works with students to find suitable internship placements in Dublin to match their studies and career goals.
Find hundreds of internship opportunities and study programs abroad through this straightforward and comprehensive site.

Study Abroad Links
Search engine that allows you to search by desired country for academic, semester, and summer length programs.
Country-driven search engine and advice on studying abroad. Search by academic year/semester, summer, language, subject, intern abroad/volunteer, and more.
Provides guidance and information for students interested in studying in Germany.

Study in Spain
This site offers information about all aspects of planning to study in Spain.
Information on finding the right study abroad program for you.

SUNY Brockport International Education
An accredited, public-supported, institution of higher education. They sponsor summer programs in Australia, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Scotland, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Spend a semester at sea, studying onboard ship with numerous on-shore experiences all over the world.

Transitions Abroad
Offers information on study abroad for a summer, semester, or academic year; work abroad; living abroad; and books and travel publications.

General Travel and Transportation Abroad
Discount international airfare.

Boots ‘n All
Information on destinations, cheap hotels, hostels, flights, adventure travel, etc.

Café Abroad
A network, city guide and magazine for students abroad, offers info on cities and study abroad programs around the world.
Cheapflights is a helpful resource for students to search for and compare flights.
Searches all airlines for the cheapest tickets.

Craig’s List
Find anything from jobs to housing all over the world.

Escape Artist
Website with a wealth of information on living and working abroad.

SA Explorers
Offers resources for all of South America, particularly helpful for adventure travel.
Another airline search engine. Also helps with all other forms of transport.

STA Travel
Student travel site with discounts for airfare, lodging, vacation packages, and an online travel community.

Train Travel Guide
Train schedules and prices in many countries.

Transitions Abroad
Articles on studying, working, traveling, and living abroad.

Travel Health

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on health for travelers.

International Society of Travel Medicine
International Society of Travel Medicine

MD Travel Health
Select a destination and they’ll tell you what immunizations, etc. you might need.

Travel Funding
At this site, you’ll find a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist your pursuit of study abroad.

Currency converter site.

Study Abroad Loans
Find loans for study abroad.

Country and Culture Research

CIA World Fact book
Information on every country in the world. The CIA site also has maps and book suggestions on a wide variety of topics

The Paper Boy
Offers over 6,000 online newspapers.

State Department Travel Warnings
The State Department lists travel warnings, consular information sheets, and public announcements on this website.