Like many academic institutions, Merrimack College is reinventing its global education program. Our new approach is designed to provide:
We are developing partnerships with higher education institutions abroad, mostly American universities with overseas campuses. These partnerships exemplify the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and determination to provide students with opportunities to develop global awareness and appreciation and cross-cultural competencies that will enhance their academic experience and career prospects.
This partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College gives Merrimack students the opportunity to study abroad in a high-quality academic program with the chance to travel and experience new cultures.
John Cabot University, our new partner, is an American institution of higher education in Rome. Merrimack students who choose to study at JCU will join more than 1,300 students from across the world who travel to Rome every year to enjoy the university’s rich academic offerings and extensive internship program.
The academic programs are designed to use to the fullest extent the special resources of a multicultural faculty, an international student body, representing more than 75 countries, and the extraordinarily rich culture and history of Rome and the surrounding region. Students get to take advantage of everything that Rome has to offer thanks to JCU’s central location in one of the city’s most picturesque neighborhoods.
Most students describe their overseas study experience as transformative, both educationally and personally. In addition to helping you grow as an individual, studying abroad will no doubt have a positive impact on your academic and professional journey. The decision to study abroad is not only about studying in another country but it is also about living in another country and culture.
Living in a foreign country will challenge you and put your problem-solving skills to the test. Adjusting to cultural differences can be overwhelming but will help you understand how communication styles, problem solving skills and cultural norms differ from place to place. With each new hurdle you overcome, your confidence and resilience will grow.
Technology enables us to interact and conduct business with people all over the globe with a simple click of a button. Still, there’s only so much you can learn about the world until you go out and experience it. Learning abroad will introduce you to new ways of thinking and might even challenge some long-held assumptions.
Learning abroad will broaden your horizons and enhance your ability to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds. You will develop intercultural competencies and cross-cultural communication skills, which are highly valued in our increasingly global work environments.
By studying with faculty and students from around the world, you will gain new knowledge and a global perspective about key issues and opportunities related to your field of study.
When you study abroad you’ll have numerous opportunities to collaborate with students and professors from across the globe, both inside and outside the classroom. You will develop enriching friendships during your studies, broaden your professional networks and dramatically expand your career opportunities after you graduate.
For more information, please contact Dr. Simona Sharoni, Dean of International Intiatives & Global Engagement, by email at email@example.com or at 978-837-3529.