Study Abroad & Immersion Trips

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD

LEARN OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM


Mercy College of Health Sciences offers unique opportunities to participate in life-changing experiences that will open your eyes to the world outside our doors and add relevance to your classroom learning. You're invited to participate in these study abroad and immersion trips to explore healthcare and cultures across the world!

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IMMERSION TRIPS

EXPERIENCE YUCATAN AND PINE RIDGE


VISIT THE YUCATAN STATE OF MEXICO

Experience the music, cuisine, and people of the Yucatan as you learn about the ancient Mayan culture and its living heritage. This immersion experience will expose you to Mexican healthcare services, access, coverage, and policies and contrast them to American healthcare services. You'll have the opportunity to serve a marginalized population and gain a deeper understanding of cross-cultural issues between the U.S. and Mexico.

VISIT THE PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Participate in the Pine Ridge immersion experience and gain a holistic respect for cultures of those other than your own by experiencing sacred areas and rituals not often seen by outsiders. You will learn about one of the most socioeconomic depressed regions in North America, where health disparities hold many back from reaching their potential. You will utilize your skills in service of the local community, including at the tribal elementary school, nursing school, and community center.

Mercy College students in front of Edinburgh Castle

ADDITIONAL IMMERSION OPPORTUNITIES


Students have also participated in additional immersion experiences in central Iowa including:
  • Caring for inmates at the Polk County Jail
  • Providing healthcare support at the Central Iowa Shelter & Services to the underserved population in the Shelter's onsite health clinic
  • Visiting the unsheltered population in tent camps around Des Moines to provide much-needed health services

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