Global Merrimack - Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad

Become a Global Citizen

When you study abroad as a Merrimack College student, you’ll expand your skills and gain a better understanding of yourself while enriching your academic experience.

Where You Can Study

Study Abroad in a Global Destination or Study Away in a U.S. Location

Merrimack’s Global Education program  offers study abroad (outside the U.S.) and study away (opportunities in the U.S.). Our study abroad opportunities are designed to provide: a quality academic experience and a seamless credit transfer in a culturally rich and safe environment.

Merrimack Semester-Long Study Abroad Destinations
Short-Term Faculty-Led Study Abroad Opportunities
These credit-bearing opportunities are integrated into the curriculum and ideal for athletes and students whose majors make it difficult to spend an entire semester abroad.

Winter/J-Term 2024: Dominican Republic

  • Healthcare & Nursing in the Dominican Republic: An Interprofessional Global Field Experience

Spring Break 2024: Spain & Morocco

  • Crossing Borders: The Sociology of Immigration (includes an online collaboration with students in Morocco and a trip to Morocco & Spain.)

Spring Break 2024: Pellegrinaggio, Italy

  • In the Footsteps of St. Augustine (includes a trip to Italy)

Summer 2024: Iceland

  • Environmental Geology in Iceland (Session 1)

Summer 2024: Italy

  • Astronomy in Rome (Session 1)

Summer 2024: Ireland

  • Gender, Race, & War in Ireland & Northern Ireland (Session 2)
Study Away in the United States

Language Immersion in Vermont 

Study Abenaki, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish at Middlebury College.

Experience Washington DC

Spend a semester in the nation’s capital, taking classes and pursuing an internship.


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

  • General Interest Form – If you are interested in studying abroad in the future, please fill out our general interest form.

More Information

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


Competitive National Scholarships
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
    • The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
    • Scholarship: $5000
      • August deadline
        • Application opens May 2024 for programs or internships starting 9/1/24 to 4/30/25
        • Deadline: August 1 11:59 PST 
  • The Boren Award
  • Gilman-McCain Scholarship
    • The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel during the time of application (including Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Space Force, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and USPHS Commissioned Corps) to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. 
  • Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Fund for Education Abroad 
  • First Trip Scholarship 
  • The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation 
    • Provides scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  • Diverse International Women of Color Study Abroad Scholarship
    • The Diverse International Women Of Color Study Abroad Scholarship is intended to assist women of color who are exceptional in their studies and in need of financial assistance to study abroad.

DIWC will award $500 scholarships to women of color who have been accepted to an In-Person Study Abroad Program.