Office for International Students & Scholars provides Loyola Marymount University's international student community with a broad spectrum of services. In order to experience LMU in its fullest, we recommend considering involvement in additional programs. Here are some that particularly benefit our international community.
The LMU EXP guides students in finding value throughout their journey at Loyola Marymount University. At the core of the LMU EXP are five pillars that inspire students to integrate knowledge with action so they become leaders that transform the world. Learn more about the LMU EXP.
Academic Resource Center (ARC)
The Academic Resource Center offers content tutoring for gateway courses in subjects such as Chemistry, Economics, and Modern Languages. Certified ARC peer tutors provide one-on-one writing support for papers in any class and lead a wide variety of writing workshops on topics including researching tools, addressing an audience, citing sources, quoting and paraphrasing, and written argumentation.
These workshops and one-on-one sessions have proven extremely beneficial to English as Second Language (ESL) students as well as for students who went to high-school outside of the United States. Visit the Academic Resource Center to learn more.
William H. Hannon Library
The Willian H. Hannon Library fosters excellence in academic achievement through an array of distinctive services that enable learners to feed their curiosity, experience new worlds, develop their ideas, inform their decision-making, and inspire others. These services are driven by the library’s culture of collaboration and its attention to learner experience sustained by immersion in campus communities of practice.
The library offers a wide variety of services for students, including research consultation, citation help drop-in tutoring, and much more.
Ethnic and Intercultural Services (EIS)
OISS shares an office space with the Ethnic and Intercultural Services due to our shared emphasis on diverse cultures and community. EIS provides a supportive environment that promotes individual growth and cultural expression.
EIS includes the following offices:
- Asian Pacific Student Services (APSS)
- Black Student Services (BSS)
- Chicano Latino Student Services (CLSS)
- Jewish Student Life (JSL)
- Muslim Student Life (MSL)
- LGBT Student Services (LGBTSS)
Whether you are from Latin America, Asia Pacific, or the Middle East, EIS's events and programs will leave you curious about the world. You are welcome to come by our suite, located on the second floor of Malone Student Center and enjoy our shared space and prayer room. Learn more about Ethnic & Intercultural Services.
Career and Professional Development (CPD)
Career and Professional Development has a wealth of resources for international students to explore majors and careers, learn about the job market both in the U.S and abroad, develop effective job search tools (networking, resume, cover letter, interviewing) and graduate school preparation. Visit CPD's International Student page to learn more.
LMU Student Housing programs are especially beneficial to international students who do not come back home for the breaks (Thanksgiving, Spring Break, and Easter). During these breaks, housing hosts events and activities that bring together all the students who stick around for the break. Be sure to check your email when a break is coming up to find out about Housing's plans.
Center for Service and Action (CSA)
If you've always wanted to get involved in your community, the Center for Service and Action is the place for you. The CSA offers students and graduates a range of opportunities to volunteer their time serving marginalized communities. Service opportunities are available both locally and abroad through dedicated service groups or special events.
CSA also offers the Alternative Breaks Program trips. As international students, you can spend your breaks learning about and contributing to other communities in the U.S. or around the world. Learn more about Center for Service and Action.
Student Leadership & Development
Student Leadership & Development is home to LMU's leaders and leaders to be. SLD Recognizes the importance of the student's participation in the development of his or her leadership skills. As such, SLD presents students with a variety of programs, organizations, and opportunities that inspire them to get involved and grow into the leaders of tomorrow.
Student Employment Services
Student Employment Services helps LMU undergraduate and graduate students contribute their time and talents to the on-campus and Westchester communities while gaining valuable part-time work.
F-1 and J-1 student may work up to 20 hours per week on campus (with OISS authorization). Please visit OISS's Employment & Taxes page before accepting a job.
First Year Experience
First Year Experience (FYE) is the One-Stop Shop for all first-year student needs. FYE resources and programs are designed with your success in mind and FYE invites you to become familiar with them. FYE encourages you to stop by and visit us to learn more about the exciting opportunities available to you.
Student Psychological Services
International Students are known for feeling homesick (especially at the beginning) many find ways to cope by going to Student Psychological Services for an individual or group therapy. These services are free of charge. Visit Student Psychological Services to learn more.