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Why is a study abroad experience so important?

Studying abroad is an experience that will change you forever, not only as a student but also as an individual. Your time overseas will teach you so much more than what's on the syllabus, giving you invaluable learning, travel and networking opportunities, as well as a well- rounded global perspective.



What are the benefits of studying abroad?
  1. Experience a new country, a new culture, and a new way of life: new foods, customs, traditions and so much more!
  2. Appreciate a different educational system
  3. Hone your language skills
  4. Gain independence and life experience
  5. Make lifelong friends
  6. Discover new interests and hobbies
  7. Increase your career or graduate school opportunities by gaining a global perspective
Priority Deadlines

Please keep in mind that the interest form for Fall semester participation has a priority deadline of March 30th and the interest form for Spring semester participation has a priority deadline of October 30th. You may direct any questions to

Study Abroad Contact Information

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Did you know....

Most of our partners offer majority or all classes in English?

One of our partners offers an $800 scholarship for students who apply with a 3.0 GPA?

Two of our partners offer free housing, discounted food, and reimbursement for airfare if our student teaches his/her roommate English?

Keep in mind that...

  1. The cost may vary, and it can be more affordable than you think!
  2. Some programs can be less expensive based on currency rate, cost of living, etc.
  3. Financial aid is mostly transferrable.
  4. When planned out carefully, study abroad should not delay graduation, and should fulfill degree requirements.
  5. Students of various majors can study abroad, and should make every effort to ensure that credits will transfer over.
  6. English only-speakers can be eligible for several programs that are available.
  7. Students from ALL Mercy campuses are welcome and encouraged to apply!
Steps to Studying Abroad
  1. Meet with your PACT mentor and/or International Student Services regarding your interest in studying abroad.  Consider your countries/geographical regions of preference, as well as your comfort level with other languages, finances etc.  Your mentor and Study Abroad advisor will review your eligiblity (GPA, major, credits earned, financial/personal concerns) and will provide some recommended action steps.  
  2. Complete the Study Abroad Online Interest Form and meet with your Study Abroad advisor.
  3. Meet with Office of Enrollment Eligibility to determine how your financial aid will apply to your Study Abroad experience. Meet with Office of ACCESSibility, if needed.
  4. Submit all required paperwork to PACT and/or International Student Services. Follow through with application materials set forth by your host institution.
  5. Confirm your commitment to participate!  Obtain your visa, travel insurance, medical insurance, and all requirements needed by your host insitution.
  6. Attend Pre-Departure Orientation and stay connected with International Student Services throughout your time abroad!
Destinations Available and Host Institutions

Mercy College offers a variety of opportunities to suit your course of study and interests, including study abroad locations around the world. Programs are typically one to two semesters long.  Some host insitutions offer ways to lessen the burden of expenses, including acommodations and flights.  You will work with your Study Abroad advisor to find a host insitution that is compatible with your interests and is also affordable.  

Some of our host insitutions include:

American College of Greece (Greece)

Comillas University (Spain)

Korea University (South Korea)

Rikkyo University (Japan)

Seinan Gakuin University (Japan)

Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC)

University of South Wales (United Kingdom)

University of Alicante (Spain)

University of Graz (Austria)

University of New South Wales (Australia)

Yonsei University (South Korea)

And more!

Study Abroad Forms, Checklists, and Resources