Posts Tagged ‘study abroad’

Students on first faculty-led summer study abroad program travel to Costa Rica

Students on first faculty-led summer study abroad program travel to Costa Rica
Costa Rica. Home to rich flora and fauna, beaches and tropical rain forests, and the host country for Mount Mercy University’s first faculty-led summer study abroad trip. “Costa Rica is a wonderful country to start this study abroad program,” said Dr. Belkis Suarez, assistant professor of Spanish...
Winter 2014 | Academics | Read More

MBA students travel to Belize to work for common good

Sixteen Mount Mercy students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program traveled to Punta Gorda, Belize, to work with local businesses in January. Students partnered with entrepreneurs to enhance development of five businesses, varying in services from solar dried fruit to an Internet...
Spring 2013 | Academics | Read More

Relationships key to landing high-placement internships

Relationships key to landing high-placement internships
Mount Mercy’s Strategic Plan may be a document that Ian Ster ’12 will never read, but he has benefited directly from the institution’s re-dedication to enhancing student experiences, including academic field experiences, internships and study abroad opportunities. Ster, a biology major...
Spring 2011 | | Read More

Serendipitous encounters lay groundwork for student exchanges

Serendipitous encounters lay groundwork for student exchanges
When she stepped off the airplane in London, Professor of English Mary Vermillion, Ph.D. had a gut feeling that her return trip to Britain would be a fruitful one. “I felt like I belonged the whole time,” says Vermillion of her second visit. She experienced numerous “serendipitous encounters”...
Fall 2010 | Academics | Read More

Mount Mercy Awarded Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

The addition of a Fulbright Scholar-in- Residence for the Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 semesters will add to Mount Mercy’s unique blend of international students and faculty. Dr. Libor Práger, a professor at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, will teach English and film studies courses. The...
Summer 2009 | On Campus | Read More

College Cements Focus on International Experiences

  President Blake greets Dr. Josef Jarab, Rector (President) Emeritus of Palacky University. Today’s college students are increasingly seeking a higher educational experience that prepares them for the global marketplace, and recent developments at Mount Mercy ensure that students will have greater...
Winter 2009 | Academics | Read More

Unearthing an Education

Unearthing an Education
Field work in England sparks unexpected interests for one Mount Mercy student Kim Wasney is likely the only Mount Mercy graduate ever to assist in the excavation of an ancient brewery on the site of a current sheep pasture in England. Wasney, who graduated in 2008 with a degree in history, has an intense...
Winter 2009 | Alumni | Read More

Education Major Gets a Taste of England

Education Major Gets a Taste of England
The opportunity for Mount Mercy students to study abroad is often easier than they might think. Of course, having your college’s president flex his overseas connections on your behalf doesn’t hurt. Just ask Stephanie Klein, a senior education major from Solon, Iowa. Klein’s dream was to study in...
Winter 2009 | Academics | Read More

International Soccer Players Find Home at Mount Mercy

International Soccer Players Find Home at Mount Mercy
Mount Mercy’s men’s soccer coach immigrated from the former Yugoslavia in 1995 in the midst of a civil war that erupted after the country’s first free elections. More than 12 years later, Hadzic is mentoring four student-athletes from his homeland who are adapting to life in Cedar Rapids. Drago...
Summer 2008 | Athletics | Read More