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St. John’s students can study abroad during summer vacations, gap years, or the year after graduation. In order to facilitate student 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 Office 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.
The Marchutz School of Art
The Marchutz School of Art, in Aix-en-Provence, France, strengthens students’ ability to see and to be more aware of the relationship between perception and artistic expression. Painting in the environs of Cezanne’s beloved mountain, Sainte Victoire, students enhance their creative work with the weekly seminar, which combines art history, theory, and practice. The Marchutz program welcomes people at all levels of art experience who want to look deeply into nature, the art tradition, and into themselves.
Many St. John’s College students and tutors have spent time at the Marchutz School, and one of the current faculty members is a GI (Santa Fe) graduate. Scholarships and special seminars may be available for the summer sessions.
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.
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.
Specializes in Spanish and Portuguese immersion, volunteer/intern and educational travel programs throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Spain.
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.
This US site offers information and advice to US 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 UK.
Critical Language Scholarships
Funding for study of critical need languages.
Cultural Experiences Abroad
Provides education opportunities for U.S. 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.
Dickinson College Computer Science Study Abroad Opportunities
The two programs that most easily mesh with the computer science major are the Dickinson Science Programs in Norwich, England and in Queensland, Australia. Both programs offer a diverse range of computer science courses such as Computer Graphics, Digital Systems Design, and Modeling and Visualization.
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.
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.
An online directory of opportunities to teach abroad, study abroad, volunteer abroad, and intern abroad, including reviews and interviews with past program alumni.
Search engine for international graduate schools.
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. iHipo.com 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.
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.
Natucate (a combination of the words Nature and Educate) offers internships, volunteering, and further education in different countries with a focus on nature and wildlife conservation.
Original Volunteers offers low cost supervised programs for students interested in education, health, IT, conservation and construction in developing countries worldwide.
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.
Petersons 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.
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 works with students to find suitable internship placements in Dublin to match their studies and career goals.
Country-driven search engine and advice on studying abroad. Search by academic year/semester, summer, language, subject, intern abroad/volunteer, and more.
Studying in Germany
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.
Offers information on study abroad for a summer, semester, or academic year; work abroad; living abroad; and books and travel publications.
UVolunteer offers volunteer opportunities in Costa Rica, Ghana, and Thailand.
Discount international airfare.
Information on destinations, cheap hotels, hostels, flights, adventure travel, etc.
Cheapflights is a helpful resource for students to search for and compare flights.
Searches all airlines for the cheapest tickets.
Find anything from jobs to housing all over the world.
Website with a wealth of information on living and working abroad.
Another airline search engine. Also helps with all other forms of transport.
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.
Articles on studying, working, traveling, and living abroad.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on health for travelers.
International Society of Travel Medicine
MDtravelhealth Channel on Red Planet Travel
Select a destination and they’ll tell you what immunizations, etc., you might need.
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.
CIA World Factbook
Information on every country in the world. The CIA site also has maps and book suggestions on a wide variety of topics
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.