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Fun away from home: How international students can spend their summer abroad

Mercer’s International Students Department plans trips for international students who stay in Macon during the summer.
June 6, 2016

Picking strawberries, spending hours on a lake, attending a concert series and touring the World of Coke in Atlanta. These are all activities that international students can take part in if they are...

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.
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