Mondragon University Exchange to USD Student Resources

The Global Center provides a list of resources for Mondragon University (MU) exchange students who are considering applying to participate in the student exchange program at USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences and MU. This website is also useful to currently accepted MU students who will participate in the fall semester, and for those MU students currently in the exchange program and living in San Diego.

We highly recommend that each student read each section in order to get an understanding of what to expect ahead. Also it is important that each student refers to this website for information prior to and during the application process; prior to departure to the U.S.; and while living and studying in San Diego. The Global Center is your first point of contact throughout each stage. We are here to assist you and our goal is to make this process as smoothly as possible. If you find that you still have unanswered questions after reviewing this website, please contact the Global Center Coordinator at with questions and concerns.

MU Student Applicants

If you are currently a student at Mondragon University and are considering applying to participate in the USD-MU Exchange Program, this section is for you. The following is a list of things to consider BEFORE applying to this program.

  • What is SOLES Global?
  • Academic Resources
  • Living in San Diego
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Funding Sources : Scholarships & Grants for studying in U.S.
  • Travel
  • TOFEL Testscores
  • Immigration Documents: SEVIS I-20 and Visa Process
  • Mandatory USD Health Form (should have been submitted as part of application packet): Health Center Information Form – Required of all new and international students. 
  • Next Steps to Take
  • To Do Checklist

Accepted MU Exchange Students Bound for San Diego

If you have recently been accepted to participate in the USD-SOLES and MU exchange program, this section is for you. We highly recommend you spend sometime reviewing this section before departing for the United States.

First of all, congratulations for your recent acceptance into the student exchange program at USD School of Leadership & Education Sciences! The fall semester begins typically at the end of August/early September. There are a number of things each MU student must do prior to their departure to USD.

  • Immigration Documents: SEVIS I-20 Form and Visa
  • Determine Housing Plans
  • Travel Plans
  • International Student Orientation
  • Mandatory Health Insurance
  • Pre-departure Handbook
  • To Do Checklist

MU Exchange Students Currently in San Diego

This section is for those MU exchange students that have arrived in San Diego and will soon begin their studies at USD. There are several mandatory appointment each student must keep upon arrival to USD. They are listed under "What to do when you Arrive" link.