THINKING ABOUT STUDYING ABROAD?
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER…
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.
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 or via AdvisorTrac. 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.
The Office of International Studies & Programs (1101 North Hall) can provide you with information about John Jay programs on our webpage. You can find a directory of all CUNY study abroad programs here. And, the Institute of International Education provides a database of all study abroad programs at here.
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.
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.
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. 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 here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.