Mercer On Mission


“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. . .I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Lives are being transformed through Mercer On Mission — the lives of Mercer students and the lives of those they serve in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and around the globe. Mercer On Mission is a unique blend of study abroad and service-learning that provides life-changing experiences for students through academic instruction, cultural immersion, meaningful service, and spiritual reflection.

Working alongside in-country partners, Mercer students and faculty are distributing mosquito nets and bringing water to villages in Africa, fitting amputees in Vietnam with low-cost prosthetic legs, teaching orphans in Guatemala, students in Liberia and the homeless in Brazil, and delivering much-needed medical care in Thailand.

Mercer On Mission is the highest expression of what it means to be a faith-based university in the 21st Century. Mercer On Mission is crossing cultures and changing lives.

Why Mercer on Mission?

  • Academic credit
  • Open to all Mercer students at sophomore, junior and senior levels
  • Travel infrastructure and meaningful service projects arranged under the auspices of world Baptist service organizations, including Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, American Baptist Churches USA and Buckner Orphan Care International