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STEM-focused internship program brings Mercer students to Germany

STEM-focused internship program brings Mercer students to Germany

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

The program allows students from North American universities to intern at a German research institution for a summer, said David Davis, director of fellowships and scholarships.

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

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

Phoebe Monsour, Staff Reporter

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.

Psychology professor to lead semester-long study abroad program in London

Psychology professor to lead semester-long study abroad program in London

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

October 8, 2019

Some of the courses being offered include Introduction to Psychology and Health Psychology, both taught by Borchardt, as well as classes in art history, English studies and British life and culture. “It’s like you’re in Mercer in Macon, but you’re actually in London!” she said.

Mercer University to offer new study abroad scholarship

Mercer University to offer new study abroad scholarship

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

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.

Sweet tea, humidity and culture shock: What it’s like to be an international student at Mercer

Sweet tea, humidity and culture shock: What it’s like to be an international student at Mercer

Zoe Beasley, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

So why am I here? What is it like being that far from home? Or, as many like to ask: of all places, why are you in Macon?

One year, two countries: Bri Levin’s cultural exchange in Japan and Morocco

One year, two countries: Bri Levin’s cultural exchange in Japan and Morocco

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

September 25, 2019

Levin found that living in two countries for the year meant adjusting to two different cultures. Here's what she learned from a year abroad.

Making a lasting impact: Mercerians in the Peace Corps and Fulbright

Making a lasting impact: Mercerians in the Peace Corps and Fulbright

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

September 11, 2019

The Cluster checks in with recent alumni performing service across the globe, from a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia to a Fulbright scholar in the Czech Republic.

Across the Globe with Mercer students

Across the Globe with Mercer students

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer

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 of many events catering to students seeking to become or already involved with international t...

Brazilian students take part in Science Without Borders

Brazilian students take part in Science Without Borders

Parker Van Riper

October 2, 2014

Imagine studying for a year away from your family and friends. Sounds difficult but manageable right? Now imagine that situation but in a completely different country from your own, thousands of miles from your friends and family. Oh, and you don’t speak the native language at all. That’s essentially...

Study Abroad Fair tells students to “Go Away”

Sara Cuevas

September 26, 2012

The Office of International Programs held the first Study Abroad Fair of the year on Sept. 13 at the Connell Student Center from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The fair’s goal was to show the wide variety of study abroad programs available to Mercer students. It was an opportunity for students to meet the...

Globetrottin': Letters from abroad

Brittani Howell

November 2, 2011

For the most part, my columns thus far have been vague about the place in which I’m living. I’ve written to you from Ireland, from Stratford and from a bus going to London, but I haven’t written to you from Oxford. I’ve written about backpacking, hero worship and the fleetness of time, but I...

Globetrottin'

Brittani Howell

October 19, 2011

Yesterday, after my tutorial, I hopped a bus to London in order to attend a concert with a friend in the city. It was early in the unseasonably sunny afternoon, and I had just turned in my first tutorial paper, and the two combined to create a lovely feeling of contentment as I snuggled down into my...

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