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Mercy College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mercy College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Study Abroad

Mercy College encourages students to enrich their educational experience by studying abroad in approved programs. Study abroad affords students opportunities to learn in a foreign country while earning credits towards their Mercy College degree. While living and studying in another country, Mercy students experience first-hand new cultures, people, and places. In the study abroad experience—whether inside or outside the classroom— students discover what it means to be a global citizen; develop global perspectives on academic subjects and real-world issues; gain deep exposure to a foreign language; grow personally; and develop vital career skills, such as independence, critical thinking, expanded worldview, communication, self-confidence, and the ability to learn in unfamiliar settings.

Study abroad is open to any student at Mercy College who has successfully completed at least twenty-four (24) credit hours at Mercy College (the equivalent of two full-time semesters) and has a minimum GPA of 2.5 at Mercy College. Academic credit is given for a program of foreign study that is planned prior to departure, approved by Mercy College, and is successfully completed (with a grade of C or better). Grades earned abroad are not calculated into a student’s Mercy College GPA. In addition to the semester-abroad model, short-term study abroad experiences of two to eight weeks are available.

Also, some faculty lead international travel courses over semester breaks.

Mercy College has exchange partnerships with numerous foreign universities. These agreements facilitate study abroad through reciprocal acceptance of credits among foreign university partners and Mercy College. For the Academic Year 2018-2019, these universities include:


American University of Antigua – Coolidge, Antigua


University of New South Wales – Sydney, Australia


University of Graz (Karl Franzens University) – Graz, Austria
University of Vienna – Vienna, Austria
University College of Teacher Education, Lower Austria – Baden, Austria
FH Campus Wien University of Applied Sciences – Vienna, Austria
American Business School of Paris – Paris, France
Université de Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) – Paris, France
Berlin University of Applied Science – Berlin, Germany
Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt – Bavaria, Germany
Deree, The American College of Greece – Athens, Greece
Griffith College - Dublin, Ireland
Università Europea di Roma – Rome, Italy
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milan, Italy
Universiteti i Prishtinës – Pristina, Kosovo
Inholland University of Applied Sciences – Alkmaar/Amsterdam/Delft/Haarlem/Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain
Universitat d’Alacant - Alicante, Spain
Universidad Pontificia Comillas - Madrid, Spain
Bournemouth University – Bournemouth, England (United Kingdom)
London South Bank University – London, England (United Kingdom)
University of Roehampton – London, England (United Kingdom)
University of South Wales – Glamorgan and Cardiff, Wales (United Kingdom)

Middle East and Near East

Istanbul Aydin University – Istanbul, Turkey


Shanghai Jian Qiao University - Shanghai, China
Korea University – Sejong, South Korea
Yonsei University – Wonju, South Korea
Rikkyo University – Tokyo, Japan
Seinan Gakuin University - Fukuoka, Japan

Information and assistance in planning a program of foreign study may be obtained by contacting the Center for Global Engagement at cge@mercy.edu