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Why Study Abroad?

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.

 

The Benefits of Studying Abroad

  • Experience a new country, a new culture, and a new way of life: new foods, customs, traditions and so much more!

  • Appreciate a different educational system

  • Hone your language skills

  • Gain independence and life experience

  • Make lifelong friends

  • Discover new interests and hobbies

  • Increase your career or graduate school opportunities by gaining a global perspective

Courses in English

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

Student Discounts and Incentives

Some partner institutions offer free housing, discounted food, and reimbursement for airfare if our student teaches his/her roommate English. A partner institution offers an $800 scholarship for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. 

Additional Study Abroad Information

Deciding to Study Abroad

Keep in mind: 

  1. The cost for programs may vary, and studying abroad 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 eligibility (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 institution.
  6. Attend Pre-Departure Orientation and stay connected with International Student Services throughout your time abroad!

Destinations Available & 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 institutions offer ways to lessen the burden of expenses, including accommodations and flights. You will work with your Study Abroad advisor to find a host institution that is compatible with your interests and is also affordable.  

Options available:

  • American Business School of Paris (France)
  • American College of Greece (Greece)
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • Comillas University (Spain)
  • Griffith College (Ireland)
  • Inholland University of Applied Sciences (Holland)
  • Korea University, Sejong Campus (South Korea)
  • Rikkyo University (Japan)
  • Seinan Gakuin University (Japan)
  • University of South Wales (United Kingdom)
  • University of Alicante (Spain)
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy)
  • University of Graz (Austria)
  • University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • Yonsei University (South Korea)

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 studyabroad@mercy.edu.

Study Abroad Forms


Incoming Study Abroad Students

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.     

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 Student Checklist to submit all required documents to complete your application. You may email your required documents to studyabroad@mercy.edu.
  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!

Fees & 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.

Contact Us

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact: studyabroad@mercy.edu.

Office Staff

Bogdana Vladescu, Senior Director of International Student Services

Valerie Monaco, Director of International Student Services