Questions To Ask Yourself

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Maureen Brady Coyle
212.484.1339
mcoyle@jjay.cuny.edu

Anderson Rosa
212.484.1390
arosa@jjay.cuny.edu

Sandrine Dikambi
212.621.3723
sdikambi@jjay.cuny.edu

Fax Number:
646.557.4749

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The Office of International Studies & Programs 
445 West 59th Street
North Hall, Rooms 1101N-1105N
New York, NY 10019

Mailing Address
North Hall, Rooms 1101N-1105N

524 West 59th Street
New York, NY  10019 

 THINKING ABOUT STUDYING ABROAD?
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER…

 

Where can I study abroad?
There are study abroad programs all over the world. John Jay College sponsors study abroad programs to different locations each year, and many of the other CUNY colleges offer programs to other countries. Also, other colleges and universities in the US and abroad provide programs. There are thousands of study abroad programs to choose from.

How can I figure out which program is best for me?

The Office of International Studies & Programs will be glad to advise you about study abroad opportunities. You can make an appointment by calling 212-484-1390. Generally, however, students tend to get the most from study abroad programs that a) complement or supplement their chosen course of study, b) allow them to begin or continue study of a foreign language, and c) are in a country or part of the world that has always interested them.

How can I find information about study abroad programs?

The Office of International Studies & Programs (1101 North Hall) can provide you with information about John Jay programs on our webpage at http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/academics/1285.php. You can find a directory of all CUNY study abroad programs at http://www.cuny.edu/academics/programs/international/view.html.  And, the Institute of International Education provides a database of all study abroad programs at http://iiepassport.org/.
                                                                                                                             

When can I study abroad?
Most students study abroad in their junior or senior year; some, however, study abroad during the second semester of their sophomore year. As to the time of year, there are study abroad opportunities during the Winter Session, the Summer Session, and for an entire semester.

How much does it cost?
The cost of study abroad varies from program to program, depending on four factors: tuition, international airfare, the local cost of living, and program fees. (Program fees include such things as field trips, entrance fees, local travel, administrative fees, etc.). Generally, shorter programs are less expensive than longer ones and prices range from about $3,500 to $8,000.

Is financial aid or scholarship available?

You should speak with the Financial Aid office about the transferability of your aid to a study abroad program. As a John Jay student, you may be eligible to apply for the John Jay Study Abroad Scholarship (http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/1202.php#Study_Abroad_Scholarship). As a CUNY student participating in a CUNY-sponsored program, you may be eligible for the (STOCS) Scholarship (http://www1.cuny.edu/studyabroad/financial-matters/stocs/). For programs at least four weeks in length and semester long programs, there are two scholarships offered by the federal government: the Gilman and Boren Scholarships and more scholarship information can be found at http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/academics/5665.php.


Who can I talk to about study abroad?
The Office of International Studies & Programs will be happy to talk to you about study abroad, whether you are just thinking about the possibility, need advice about a program or programs that have come to your attention, or want to apply for a particular program.

Email us at
arosa@jjay.cuny.edu for an appointment.