Mount Mercy offers students the opportunity to earn college credit while traveling with professors and other students to discover new parts of the world. Short-term classes may take place over summer, January term or spring break.
Students from any major are invited to broaden their horizons by taking part in a short-term study abroad program. These group programs are led by Mount Mercy faculty members who help students explore a subject and a country in depth. Recent faculty-led programs have included a study of three countries of the European Union (France, Belgium, England), a look at social work in England, and an exploration of art and culture in Mexico. For a complete list of all study abroad options, visit the study abroad page.
Student comments on recent faculty-led programs:
- I enjoyed seeing castles and learning about English history, but most importantly I learned how social welfare is different, which is going to help me to be more aware and open to new things and different viewpoints. (Social Work Worldview)
- I loved the awesome sightseeing...learning about the European Union from people actually involved...experiencing different cultures first hand...all kinds of things! (European Union: Culture, Politics, and Economics)
- Studying abroad allows you to see the world from a whole new point of view. You are immersed into another culture and are able to adapt yourself to it quickly. (Mexican Art and Culture)