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Study abroad office grapples with changing restrictions, pandemic

Lisa Fortin, a study abroad ambassador for Mercer’s study abroad office, poses for a picture under the “Study Abroad” sign in Ryals Hall in February.
November 8, 2020
As the pandemic sent schools into virtual learning and Mercer’s partner universities overseas sent their international students home, Mercer’s study abroad office had a logistical challenge on their plates.

Fourteen Mercer Global Leader Scholars study abroad this semester

Photo provided by Suzanna Arul
January 29, 2020
Mercer University awarded 14 students the new Global Leader Scholarship to aid them with their travel expenses as they study with Mercer affiliates around the world. This year’s scholars are traveling to countries including South Korea, Japan, Morocco, Sweden, Spain and the U.K. 

Mercer student partners with Cultural and Educational Programs Abroad Foundation

Photo provided by Dajee' Lyles.
November 24, 2019
Dajee’ Lyles, a senior international business major, was hired this semester by the Cultural and Educational Programs Abroad Foundation to share information about the foundation’s programs around campus.

Mercer alumna helps the Bahamas with the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot

The Marsh Harbour Port serves as a logistics port in Abaco as part of emergency response efforts following Hurricane Dorian.
October 23, 2019
Erin Brett and her colleagues at the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot, a section of the World Food Programme that provides logistics support for non-food items during crises, were in the Bahamas to facilitate the movement of cargo from island to island.

Mercer University to offer new study abroad scholarship

The study abroad office is located on the top floor
of Ryals Hall.
September 28, 2019
Through the increase of more streamlined financial aid opportunities, Mercer students now have a greater opportunity to expand their worldview with over 30 programs offered in a number of various disciplines.

U.S. Men’s National Golf Team wins Walker Cup

U.S. Men's National Golf Team wins Walker Cup
September 26, 2019
This is the first time the U.S. Walker Cup team has won a matchup in an away contest in 12 years.

International Students Can’t Go “Home for the Holidays”

Without Mercer housing as an option, some international students struggle to find a place to stay for the break.
December 5, 2015

Once winter break officially begins Dec. 13, Mercer requires that all on-campus housing be cleared of students.  At this time, card access will be turned off for all residence halls, apartments and Greek...

Introducing Mpho Molapo

Summer Perritt Interviewing international student Mhpo Molapo by Cruz Plaza.
A South African in the American Southeast
October 9, 2015
From the way she acts, you'd never guess Mpho Molapo was a foreigner from South Africa. Her confidence in everything from arguing Homer in class to ordering her drink in the long Einsteins line doesn't seem indicative of someone who is still learning American culture. But perhaps that’s the way she wants it.

Across the Globe with Mercer students

Mercer University holds its annual study abroad/international student week.
September 24, 2015

Mercer students who attended the study abroad activities were immersed in the beginning steps of what it takes to prepare for their trip across the world. This year the week-long Study Abroad Fair consisted...

Professor Spotlight: Eimad Houry

Eimad Houry, professor of Political Science, is of Lebanese nationality, but he has also lived in Dubai and Kuwait. Photo courtesy of google.com
February 23, 2011

Dr. Eimad Houry, professor and chair of the political science department, began his journey to Mercer University in a corner of the world farther away than the origins of many Mercer professors. Houry...

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