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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.

Study abroad office grapples with changing restrictions, pandemic

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor 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.
Photo provided by Suzanna Arul

Fourteen Mercer Global Leader Scholars study abroad this semester

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer 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. 
Photo provided by Dajee' Lyles.

Mercer student partners with Cultural and Educational Programs Abroad Foundation

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer 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.
Shailey Shah and a friend explore Copenhagen during Shah's RISE Germany internship. Photo provided by Shailey Shah.

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.
The Marsh Harbour Port serves as a logistics port in Abaco as part of emergency response efforts following Hurricane Dorian.

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.
Dr. Amy Borchardt is hoping to lead a study abroad trip to London, England next semester.

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.
Sarah Grace Hall in front of a graffiti mural in the Czech Republic. Photo courtesy of Sarah Grace Hall

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

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer September 12, 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.
International Buzz: Catastrophic landslide in Guatemala raises death toll over weekend

International Buzz: Catastrophic landslide in Guatemala raises death toll over weekend

Elliot James, Staff Writer October 7, 2015

What’s the skinny? Last Thursday, hundreds were buried in a disastrous landslide in the village of El Cambray Dos, near Guatemala’s capitol city. Around midnight, Thursday night, a hillside gave...

Stampede kills hundreds at Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

Hundreds Dead in Hajj Pilgrimage

Elliot James , Contributing Writer September 30, 2015

What’s The Skinny? On Thursday, Sept. 24, during the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the Hajj, hundreds were trampled during an enormous stampede. The event took place on the Jamarat bridge in...

German Trains Temporarily Suspended from Austria Due to Migrant Crisis

Elliot James, Contributing writer September 16, 2015

What’s the skinny? Trains coming into Germany from Austria were temporarily suspended in an effort to curb the on-going European migrant crisis. This comes in response to the government decision to...

Protesters Gather in the Streets of Malaysia over Weekend

International Buzz: Protesters Gather in the Streets of Malaysia over Weekend

Elliot James, Contributing Writer August 31, 2015

Protesters Gather in the Streets of Malaysia over Weekend What’s the skinny? Beginning this past Saturday and continuing through the night until Sunday, activists took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur...

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