Gain global perspective and experience other cultures through study abroad opportunities. So far, our students have visited England, Spain, Italy, Greece and Australia. For information regarding study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities, contact Linda Plummer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-646-7300 ext. 412.
During the spring of 2012, three Gwynedd-Mercy College students will be embarking on separate journeys around the world. Sean Kelley '12 will be taking a business and management program in France. Rebecca Avery '13, a communications major, will be studying in London. Alyssa Wenzel '12 is on a Semester at Sea, visiting exotic places in Brazil, Ghana and India.
Gwynedd-Mercy College's First Study Abroad Program:
Brescia (called Brixia during Roman times) is a mid-sized city located in Lombardy, northern Italy, between Milan and Venice.
The Summer 2011 Brescia Study Abroad Program ran from May 20 through June 21.
Meredith Weir '12 (biology)
Shannon Cleveland '12 (biology)
Australia Study Abroad
Spring Semester 2010
Meredith and Shannon spent their semester studying at James Cook University in Queensland.
Click here to read their weekly blog about their adventures "Down Under."
Michelle Benton '12 (biology)
Ireland, England, Wales
Spring Break 2010
"I've always had in me a hunger to travel and see the world, stemming from the passion for traveling that my father possessed throughout his life."
Click here to read Michelle's blog.
Tina Kane '10 (psychology)
Greece Study Abroad
"My trip to Greece was a once in a lifetime experience. I can't express how amazing it was to be in Athens walking the same streets as Socrates and Plato! Although I was a bit nervous to travel so far from home, this trip was well worth it and something I will never forget for my entire life. My advice? Take this opportunity while you can!"
Sean Carney '11 (biology)
Spain Study Abroad
"Studying abroad in southern Spain was an experience that allowed me to gain a knowledge and understanding of the Spanish language, culture, and people that cannot be provided in a classroom."
Rosaleen Gilmore '10 (biology)
London Internship in Marine Biology
"The time that I spent in London has not only expanded my understanding of other cultures and of the world, it has also provided me with the practical research experience, contacts and confidence that I need to go on to pursue graduate study in marine biology. This has been one of those life changing experiences that I will never forget."
Students have the opportunity to participate in service trips each year during spring break, called Alternative Spring Break.
Through Mercy Works, students travel to five locations within the United States to serve those in need. Some activities that students participate in during service trips include:
Nursing faculty and students also travel to the Dominican Republic each year to provide care to Haitian sugar workers.