International Services

The OIS — Who We are & What We Do

As the world continues to embrace a more globalized society, so too does Marymount California University. With a highly diverse population of future leaders from more than 30 countries, MCU’s Office of International Services and the International & Intercultural Center strive to provide a comprehensive immigration advising experience focusing on the specific needs of our international student population, while also catering to the MCU population as a whole, offering intercultural programming and professional development campus-wide.

Services Offered to International Students

Comprehensive Immigration Advising for F-1 Visa Students

  • Aid new incoming and transfer students through the Initial Form I-20 and visa seeking process
  • Provide Fall & Spring Semester International Student Orientation Session
  • Advise on and track student progress, transfers, status issues and report in SEVIS as required by SEVP and DHS
  • Advise on academic matters as it relates to your F-1 visa status
  • Advise on personal matters as it relates to your F-1 visa status
  • Advise on domestic and international travel regulations and procedures
  • Provide Immigration Status Verification letters for visa renewals
  • Provide information on how to obtain a California Driver’s License/State I.D.
  • Advise on seeking employment in the U.S.
    • Off-Campus Internships (Curricular Practical Training)
    • On-Campus employment
    • Financial Hardship Employment Authorization
    • Off-Campus Employment After Graduation (Optional Practical Training)
    • Social Security Numbers (The key to getting paid!)
    • Filing U.S. State and Federal Taxes

The International and Intercultural Center (IIC)

A Place To Share, Learn and Grow

  • Plans and promotes cultural and social events where international students can share their national heritage with the University community while also adjusting to the campus environment and American customs
  • Hosts the International Social Hour — A Learning Center event for International and U.S. students to come together to meet, talk and share ideas on selected weekly topics

International Services

Location: TDW 209

Ryan O’Connell
Director of International Services
Email Ryan
Phone: +1 (310) 303-7382
Skype: rwo_international

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In all our programs, MCU ensures that students advance their communication, analysis and decision-making skills, while broadening their appreciation of diverse perspectives and their ability to learn from experience. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes flow from our commitment to Academic Excellence, Real World Learning and Character Formation.

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