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International Students


J-1 Exchange Student Admission


Students from partner universities have the opportunity to study at Mount Saint Mary’s University for a semester.

While studying at Mount Saint Mary’s University, students enroll in a minimum of 12 units in the undergraduate program in topics such as English language, English literature, and introductory courses in sociology, psychology, and business.

For more information about studying at Mount Saint Mary’s University, email


Interested students should contact their home university to apply to study at Mount Saint Mary’s University. Once nominated, students should complete the Mount Saint Mary's University application. To complete your next steps, email

Housing & Meal Plans

Students who plan on living on-campus must complete the housing application and submit it to MSMU. For more housing information, visit International Housing at MSMU. All students who live on campus are required to purchase meal plans. For information on our meal plans, visit .

Health Records & Immunization

All students must submit personal health records and immunizations to the MSMU Student Health Services. To view the requirements, visit MSMU Student Health Services.

Health Insurance

All students must carry Student Health and Accident Insurance. The Mount's student insurance plan can be found here.

Payments Due

For International Exchange student payment questions, email

Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles has student exchange partnerships with the following universities:

  • Nanjing University in Nanjing, China
  • Gannan Normal University in Ganzhou, China
  • Richmond University in London, England
  • Universidad Anahuac Mayab in Merida, the capital state of Yucatan, Mexico
  • Universidad Latina in Cuernavaca, Cuautla, Sur & Roma, Mexico
  • University of Shiga Prefecture in Japan

We look forward to welcoming you to Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles!

Jacqueline Ha-Maki, ISSS
Center for Global Initiatives