My Iona

Western Europe

Through a partnership with St. John's University, you will explore and study in three European cities: Limerick, Paris and Rome!

During a 15-week semester, you will spend three five-week periods in each of these cities taking six courses and earning a total of 18 credits.

  • Dates: Spring (January - May) or Fall (August - December)
  • Estimated Cost: Varies
    • You are responsible for regular Iona University tuition and room and board charges. Because not all meals are provided in this program, the board (or food part) of your bill will be discounted to reflect only the meals that are provided. You are responsible for your own airfare, travel/health insurance (around $250 per semester), visa fees (if applicable), and must have a working cell phone while abroad.


  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the time of departure
  • Students under any active form of academic or disciplinary probation at the time of departure will not be permitted to participate in the program.


You will choose from the following course offerings:

Limerick (3 credits each)

  • Art 1095C - Monuments of World Architecture
  • PHI 2200C - Ethics
  • THE 2400 - Christian Spirituality and Mysticism

Paris (3 credits each)

  • ART 1775A - Art & Architecture in France
  • ECO 1320 - Economics of Poverty and Income Inequality
  • FRE 1010C - French Level 1
  • PHI 3000 - Metaphysics
  • THE 2810 - Religions of the World

Rome (3 credits each)

  • ART 1795A - The City of Rome (cross-listed with ITA 3923)
  • IB 3341 - International Business
  • ITA 1010C - Italian Level 1
  • ITA 3923 - The City of Rome (cross-listed with ART 1795A)
  • PHI 3000 - Metaphysics
  • THE 3305 - Moral Theology of the Marketplace


  • Limerick: St. Mary's Cathedral
  • Paris: Château de Versailles
  • Rome: Coliseum


All three St. John's accommodations are based in centralized locations, ensuring you’re within walking distance of major landmarks, cultural hubs and public transportation. In both Paris and Rome, St. John's owns property where you will stay. In Limerick, you will stay at Pery's Hotel, located in the historic Georgian neighborhood of Limerick City.

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