Global Merrimack - Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad

Become a global citizen. Expand your skills. Gain a better understanding of yourself while enriching your academic experience studying abroad as a Merrimack College student.

Merrimack's Approach to Studying Abroad

Like many academic institutions, Merrimack College is reinventing its global education program. Our new approach is designed to provide:

  • A quality academic experience.
  • A seamless credit transfer in a culturally rich and safe environment.

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.

Study Abroad Program Details

Wroxton College, Banbury, England

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.

What You’ll Do
  • You’ll study and live in a 17th-century Jacobean mansion known as Wroxton Abbey.
  • You’ll participate in weekend-long, curated field experiences.
  • Located in the heart of England.
  • Only 25 minutes away from Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
  • A one-hour train ride from London.

John Cabot University (JCU), Rome, Italy

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.

What You’ll Do
  • You’ll have an international learning experience enriched by our location in Rome and our international student population and faculty. 
  • You’ll explore Rome as a living laboratory and have the chance to study areas like architecture, art, art history, history, religion and more on location at museums and historic sites. 
  • You’ll have access to community service opportunities, clubs and organizations, activities and trips, performing arts and more. 
  • John Cabot University is located in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood, a charming historic district bustling with couples on scooters, students in cafes and young people strolling the cobbled alleys at dusk. 
  • Trastevere is within walking distance of the Vatican, Piazza Navona and the Roman Forum.

Short-Term Study Abroad Opportunities

Winter/J-Term 2024: Healthcare & Nursing in Dominican Republic 
Spring Break 2024: Spain & Morocco 
Spring Break 2024: Pellegrinaggio, Italy 
Summer 2024: Discover Iceland 

Get Invaluable Life Experience and Self-Confidence

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. 

Deepen Your Understanding of the World

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.

Develop Appreciation of Cultural Diversity

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. 

Gain a Global Perspective On Your Field of Study

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. 

Enjoy Networking & Collaboration Opportunities

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. 

Application Details

More Information

For more information, please contact Dr. Simona Sharoni, Dean of International Intiatives & Global Engagement, by email at or at 978-837-3529.