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Incoming Study Abroad Students

Welcome to Mercy!

Thank you for your interest in studying at Mercy College! Our institution offers a large variety of academic programs, and is centrally located just minutes away from New York City. We are a prime destination for students from across the globe who wish to live and study in New York. Mercy is home to international students from over 55 countries, and is ready to welcome you next!

Study Abroad students have the opportunity to live conveniently in one of our residence halls, either at our bustling Manhattan campus in Herald Square, or at our suburban Dobbs Ferry campus, about 25 miles north of Manhattan.  Dining facilities are located on the premises of both locations.  Living in our residence halls enables study abroad students to become fully immersed into the culture and social life of Mercy's vibrant campuses.  More information about residential living can be found here.     

Fees and requirements

Study abroad students pay tuition to their home institutions. Room and board are paid directly to Mercy College, and are due in full about five weeks prior to the start of term. Study abroad students are responsible for all travel, insurance, and living expenses.

Academic Terms Available

You may wish to study during our Spring semester (late January through mid-May) or our Fall semester (early September through late December).  The academic year begins in September and ends in May.  See this link for Mercy's academic calendars. 

Priority application deadlines:

Fall semester participation March 30th
Spring semester participation October 30th
Application Process
  1. Speak with your Study Abroad advisor at your home institution regarding your eligibility, and be nominated to study at Mercy for one or two semesters.
  2. Complete the Incoming Exchange Interest Form online to formally express your interest in studying at Mercy.
  3. Refer to the PDF iconStudent Checklist to submit all required documents to complete your application. You may email your required documents to
  4. You will receive notification of your acceptance by email from International Student Services upon successful submission of your completed application!
  5. Obtain your Form I-20, apply for your F-1 visa, and register for classes with your PACT Mentor (academic advisor).
  6. Apply for on-campus housing, book your flight, and keep in touch with International Student Services in the weeks ahead to ensure your safe arrival.
  7. Attend mandatory International Student Orientation, and begin your program at Mercy!
Contact Us

For more information, contact us directly at

Bogdana Vladescu, Senior Director of International Student Services

Valerie Monaco, Director of International Student Services