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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:15pm

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. – August 19, 2014– Mercy College President Tim Hall signed a memorandum of understanding for a student exchange program with Rikkyo University in Japan. Rikkyo University, also known as Saint Paul's University, is a private university located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Students will begin the exchange in the spring of 2015. There will also be opportunities for our faculty to go to Rikkyo.

Hall said: “I’m excited to expand the opportunities of our students to study abroad and for our campus to be enriched by foreign exchange students. These kind of student exchange programs are transformational, both in the lives of our students, and in the broader life of the college itself.”

Director of Center for Global Engagement Dr. Sheila Gersh said: “Providing Mercy students with diverse options for study abroad is a key aim of the College's Center for Global Education, towards helping Mercy students to become better global citizens.”

About Mercy College
Founded in 1950, Mercy College is a private, not-for-profit higher education institution that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five prestigious schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College offers an engaging and personalized learning experience that includes the College’s revolutionary Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. The Mercy College PACT is the first program of its kind and now serves as a nationally recognized model for mentoring. 877-MERCY-GO.