St John's University

Location: New York




St John’s University’s beautiful Queens, New York, campus offers a traditional college located in America’s largest, most dynamic city.


Experience life at one of New York City’s leading traditional universities, blending suburban tranquillity with urban excitement.  The 102-acre campus is located in the residential area of Queens – one of the five boroughs that make up New York City.

Our summer vacation courses at SJU offer students the chance to improve their English language skills and at the same time experience the diversity and energy of New York City . The course offers a mix of English language learning, social opportunities with other international students, and a rich activity and excursion programme with plenty of visits in and around America’s largest, most dynamic city. 


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Location: Queens, New York

  • The St John's University Campus is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood - within easy each of Manhattan
  • Access to Manhattan via organised private bus transport takes 30-45 minutes
  • The St John's University campus is enclosed and features broad lawns, impressive buildings and the very best state-of-the art facilities for learning and living in New York City
  • Daily afternoon and evening supervised trips to New York City
  • Ferry to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island
  • Times Square and Midtown Manhattan
  • Central Park
  • Empire State Building
  • Metropolitan Museum
  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum  and more...
  • Kennedy Airport: 20 mins
  • La Guardia Airport: 15 mins

Summer Vacation: 3 July – 31 July 2022 (1-4 weeks) for ages 12-17 years

Combine learning English with activities and excursions. This course is suitable for international students who wish to have a taste of life in New York and enjoy the sights of America's largest city.

1. General English Course

Start dates: 3 July, 10 July, 17 July & 24 July, 2022

What's included?

  • English language tuition (15 hours of learning)
  • 7 nights of full board residential accommodation in university on-campus ensuite accommodation
  • At least 15 hours tuition per week
  • Five  excursions per week
  • Varied weekly programme of sports and leisure activities
  • Applied learning on social activities and trips
  • An entrance English level check
  • All learning materials
  • End of course feedback report and certificate
  • Wi-Fi

Residential – single, ensuite bedrooms, a 10 minute walk from the college building:

  • Single, & twin room university residence accommodation (air conditioned)
  • Located on campus a short walk from all facilities
  • Sociable common rooms
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Refrigerators
  • Bed linens provided and changed weekly (towels not provided)
  • All meals prepared and served in the school dining hall following an all-you-can eat, buffet style dining
  • Free wifi on campus
  • 24/7 campus security

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