Mercyhurst University prides itself on delivering its students the best liberal arts education possible. However, there are some lessons that cannot be learned within the confines of a classroom or a textbook.

Study abroad provides students with the opportunity to learn about their major while traveling the world and gaining insights on the global community. Since the establishment of Mercyhurst University's study abroad program, hundreds of students have experienced the joy and fulfillment of travel learning in small groups. In order to create the ultimate Mercyhurst experience, each study abroad course is taught by the university's own professors who travel alongside the students throughout the course of the journey.

Preparing for a study abroad adventure takes thought and planning, but the Office of Global Programs at Mercyhurst is ready to guide students looking to enhance their undergraduate education. Take the next steps toward your future with us and let us prove the difference a Mercyhurst education makes.

Affiliated Programs

Though Mercyhurst University offers a wide selection of different trips to students each year, there are also a variety of study abroad programs to choose from outside the university. Mercyhurst students are encouraged to select the program that best suits their needs.

As the university is determined to provide our students with the best options, the Office of Global Programs maintains close relationships with six unique and diverse programs. All of these programs are well-established and internationally recognized.

Academic Programs International – API
American Institute for Foreign Study – AIFS
Athena Study Abroad
The Council on International Educational Exchange – CIEE
Cultural Experiences Abroad – CEA
Semester at Sea
Spanish Studies Abroad


Students who wish to study abroad must have a minimum 2.75 grade point average. Degree credit is granted upon successful completion of an approved program of international study. Permission to study abroad must be obtained (in the preceding term) from the study abroad advisor, the faculty advisor, the registrar and the Office of Academic Affairs.

Students should plan early and review their plans with their faculty advisor and also consult the Student Financial Services Office. Mercyhurst is also affiliated with several international organizations and will grant credit for overseas programs approved by its own director of international admissions and services.

Contact Us

You can also stop in to get more information during office hours.

Office Location: Preston 101 and 105
Phone: 814-824-2351 or 814-824-2655