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Services for International Students

International Student Life

If you’re a current international student, here you can find information specific to international students and learn more about your fellow classmates. If you’re considering joining our community of learning, here’s a great place to see what life is like for international students here at St. John’s College.

More than ten percent of our student body from more than 20 countries come to study and share our common life together. These pages contain stories, information for prospective and current students, and a taste of how rich and diverse our campus is. Visit our admissions pages for further information on how to apply.


From her first experience in a St. John’s College classroom in her home town of Tbilisi, Georgia, Elizabeth Akhvlediani (A17) has made an impact in class and beyond. Read Akhvlediani’s story.

From a back campus bonfire to an international potluck dinner at the president’s house, the international community at St. John’s College is vibrant and active. Read more about last fall’s events.

Resources and Information


St. John’s seeks to enroll a diverse student body and welcomes applications from international students. International students find a welcoming atmosphere, an academic experience grounded in reading and discussion, an array of extracurricular activities, and an immersion in American social life. Learn how to apply to St. John’s.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for attending St. John’s College is available for international students. Financial aid packages for international students may include scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment. Additional funding is available for students from United World College schools. Learn more about financial aid.

Student Life

St. John’s College students pursue life outside the classroom with the same passion and intensity that they bring to their studies. They come from around the world and bring a wide array of talents and perspectives. Conversations begun in the classroom extend beyond it; on any given day you may hear students and faculty talking on the quad about topics from the metaphysical to the mundane. See what life is like at St. John’s.