Student Statement of Understanding



As a participant in Mercer On Mission, I understand and acknowledge that I must…

  • Pay for all expenses incurred on my behalf if I withdraw from the program for any reason after I pay my deposit.(For example, If I withdraw from the program after my airline ticket has been purchased, I am responsible to pay and will be charged for the full amount of the ticket.)
  • Complete Accepted Student Forms found on the MOM website (
  • Throughout the application process, use my name exactly as it appears on my passport.
  • Go to the Bursar and pay my $500 non-refundable deposit and $75 study abroad fee. (This deposit is non-refundable for tuition-waivered students also.)
  • Research visa requirements for my destination and purchase mine if it is required for me.(Requirements for visas are often dependent on the nationality of your passport.)
  • Submit a photocopy of the picture page of my passport to Terra Dotta.  (An email with the link to Terra Dotta will be sent to you.)
  • Consult with a medical professional (family doctor or county health department’s Travel Nurse) to receive relevant medical advice and appropriate vaccinations for my travel.


I understand and acknowledge that…

  • I have consulted with my academic advisor about the Mercer On Mission courses I will take.
  • I am enrolling in the two three-hour courses advertised with my program for which I will receive academic credit and grades that will be entered on my permanent record.
  • I will be charged for six hours of tuition at the standard summer school rate.
  • I may not enroll in a Mercer On Mission course as S/U.
  • I may not withdraw from the program once the travel component has begun.


I understand and acknowledge that…

  • I must travel with my cohort and am not permitted to deviate from the group travel itinerary, except for academic reasons approved by the Director of Mercer On Mission.
  • I must be prepared to address any distinct nutritional needs that I have.(For example, we may not be able to guarantee a complete vegan or nut-free diet.)
  • I will follow the code of conduct established by the professors leading my program.
  • I am not permitted to participate in behavior that impairs my ability to participate to the fullest of my capacity or that inhibits others from doing so.
  • I will diligently follow all safety instructions presented to me by my Mercer On Mission professors.
  • Failure to do so could result in my being removed from the program and sent home at my own expense.

Signed  ________________________________________       Date ___________________________