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Affiliate/Direct Enroll Programs

China
While Mercer has exchange programs in 14 countries and faculty-led programs in many more, some students still may not find the particular country or area of study they were hoping for. To ensure that all students find just the right program and country to fit their study abroad needs, Mercer has partnered with select affiliate programs and universities so that students can study almost anywhere in the world and in every subject. 

Mercer affiliate and direct enroll programs allow students to enroll in a partner university or program through a third-party-provider. GPA requirements vary by program. Students are billed by the program provider or the host institution and pay fees directly to the provider; students will not pay Mercer tuition. While abroad, Mercer students are enrolled in a placeholder course and credit will be awarded upon receipt of their study abroad program transcript.

Please note, to ensure proper credit transfer, you must use a pre-approved university or affiliate program. 

AIFS
A global leader in customised study abroad opportunities, our affiliate partner AIFS offers top quality exchange programs on almost every continent! From Buenos Aires to St. Petersburg, AIFS brings an unparalleled level of options for you to plan your very own experience with top quality classes. While these programs are not eligible for tuition equivalent scholarships, they do offer a much greater level of flexibility and customisation for your trip, and AIFS itself provides a wide range of scholarship opportunities.

A global leader in customised study abroad opportunities, our affiliate partner AIFS offers top quality exchange programs on almost every continent! From Buenos Aires to St. Petersburg, AIFS brings an unparalleled level of options for you to plan your very own experience with top quality classes. While these programs are not eligible for tuition equivalent scholarships, they do offer a much greater level of flexibility and customisation for your trip, and AIFS itself provides a wide range of scholarship opportunities.

For more information on specific programs, check out the AIFS website.

CAPA
CAPA is a specialized study abroad affiliate with vibrant, in depth programs in a number of global cities: Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, Sydney, London, and Shanghai. Programs range from semester to summer courses, as well as international internships, and cover a wide breadth of subjects. While CAPA programs are not eligible for tuition equivalent scholarships, there are plenty of other scholarships available to help with your investment in this rich international experience.

For more information, check out the CAPA website.

CIDEF
Mercer students wishing to learn French language and culture or simply improve their knowledge of French can enroll at CIDEF, which boasts 60 years of experience in teaching French to foreign students.

Each year over 1,500 students and teachers from 75 different countries come to learn French and improve their knowledge of the language and culture. The training method is unique. Through intensive practice students learn to understand and speak French within a few months.

Students can choose between two programs: courses during the academic year from October to May or summer courses from July to September.

ISA
ISA, another one of Mercer’s fantastic affiliate programs, offers a huge variety of summer and semester long programs, internships as well as service learning opportunities on almost every continent. Whether you would like to spend a summer in Tokyo or take classes in Fiji, ISA has the right fit for your major and schedule. While ISA programs are not eligible for tuition equivalent scholarships, there are plenty of other scholarships available to help defray the cost of seeing the world.

For more information, check out ISA’s website.

Spanish Studies Abroad
Spanish Studies Abroad has provided unique learning experiences in the historic city of Seville, Spain since 1969. Since then, they have grown to providing programs in Alicante and Barcelona Spain; Córdoba, Argentina; San Juan, Puerto Rico and Havana, Cuba. The mission of Spanish Studies Abroad is to promote students’ in-depth understanding of Spanish-speaking countries through specifically designed and academically rigorous university-level and cultural travel programs. All of our students cross cultural boundaries to live as members of another culture and thus to learn about others as they learn about themselves. Spanish Studies Abroad offers both semester and summer programs for students to become totally immersed in the culture and language of their new home.

For more information, check out SSA's website.

Swansea University
Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

The University has enjoyed a period of tremendous growth, and we have achieved our ambition to be a top thirty research University, soaring up the 2014 Research Excellence Framework league table to 26th in the UK from 52nd in 2008.

For more information, please contact studyabroad@mercer.edu.

Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch University is cementing its reputation as a world-class institution. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, SU is one of the top 300 universities in the world, and among the top 20 in BRICS countries. It also features among the world's elite institutions in 10 of the 36 subjects featured in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2015. SU was also included in the 2014 CWTS Leiden Ranking, which measures the scientific performance of 750 major universities worldwide.

SU has ten faculties: AgriSciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering, Military Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Education, Law and Theology. The main campus in the picturesque university town of Stellenbosch in the heart of the Western Cape winelands is quite an attraction for students. Stellenbosch is situated about 50 km from Cape Town and just 30 km from Cape Town International Airport.

For more information, please contact studyabroad@mercer.edu.