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International Programs

Short Term Study Abroad Programs


If you are interested in studying abroad for a shorter duration; Merrimack offers programs lasting 10 days to 4 weeks.  Short-term programs are a great alternative for students who can not study abroad for a semester or year program. 

Summer Session in San Gimignano, Italy

Spend three weeks in Italy, take two courses taught by Merrimack faculty and earn eight Merrimack College credits.  San Gimignano is one of the most notable and charming locations in Tuscany. The famous towers have contributed to its nickname, “Medieval Manhattan:. While living in San Gimignano, students will appreciate Benozzo Gozzoli’s frescoes of Augustine and enjoy stargazing at night. Courses are instructed in English; no Italian language is required.

Chengdu, China Session I

(American Center for Study Abroad)

Spend four weeks studying in one of China’s most prestigious universities! Summer Program Session I will be held at the Chengdu, China at the American Center for Study Abroad on the Huaxi campus of Sichuan University. Sichuan University is one of the leading universities in China and the American Center is well situated for students to enjoy a gorgeous campus with easy access to cultural events, night life and excursions outside of the classroom. Courses are instructed in English

Guangzhou, China Session II

(South China University of Technology (SCUT))

Study at one of China’s major national research universities! South China University of Technology (SCUT), is located in Guangzhou on the Wushan campus. SCUT is a major national research university with 27 schools including science, engineering, business management, arts and social science, etc. Courses are instructed in English.

Dublin & Belfast, Ireland

Ten day trip to beautiful Dublin & Belfast in May-June 2015. Students on this trip will take Writing Through War to Peace and Narratives of the Troubles and Beyond in Northern Ireland (WRT3701) which is led by Merrimack Faculty.  See Ireland’s turbulent past first hand by going to the sites of Bloody Sunday or the Easter uprising to name a few. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills D and X in LS core.

Pellegrinaggio, Italy

RTS2425 Pellegrinaggio in Italia: This course is a study of St. Augustine of Hippo as well as an exploration of the origin of the Augustinians, the religious order which bears his name. After weekly preparatory seminars, students journey to Augustinian Italy to examine, first hand, sites of importance in Augustine’s life and in the origin and early history of the Augustinian friars. This experience provides active, engaged learning through dialogue among a community of friends. The course offers a number of inter-disciplinary opportunities involving art, architecture, archaeology, literature and history associated with Augustine in 4th-5th century Italy and with the history of the Augustinians in medieval and renaissance Italy. Being a pilgrim will enhance the student’s search for the wisdom that can result from a deeper understanding of self, others and God—the search which captivated the life of Augustine. The weekly seminars meet all throughout the spring semester both before and after the journey itself takes place during spring break. Prerequisite: RTS 1100. An interview and permission of professor are required. Fulfills AL [Arts and Literature] (effective 2014-2015) and X [Experiential Learning] in the LS Core.


Summer Session in Wroxton, England

Begin the journey of a lifetime at Wroxton College in England.
Reside and study in a 400-year-old mansion surrounded by
the rolling hills and thatched-roof cottages of England’s bucolic
Cotswolds. Enjoy profound educational offerings, exciting recreational
and cultural excursions and the special friendships forged in such
an environment. Four courses are being offered this summer, two by Merrimack faculty and two by Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) faculty. Students will choose two courses (1 from Merrimack and 1 from FDU) to earn a total 7 credits.