International Students

Greetings from the Hill! Mount Mercy is a diverse and welcoming campus community, with students from all over the world attending classes and experiencing the benefits of our small campus and personalized attention. We are proud that Mount Mercy currently enrolls students from 24 different countries, ranging everywhere from Spain, Croatia, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Nigeria, Malaysia, India, Mexico, China, and many others.

Mount Mercy is well-known for its small campus and personalized attention. The staff and faculty strive to provide one-on-one attention that assists international students in everything from visa information to housing opportunities to cultural adjustments. Do you need assistance setting up a bank account? Finding health insurance? Getting an internship? We are here to help and will work with you individually to ensure you find success during your time at Mount Mercy.

We invite you to explore the breadth of Mount Mercy's international connections and meet a few students who have traveled thousands of miles and are happy to call "the Hill" their home in the United States. 

Cashner, Catherine
Director of International Student Recruitment and Integration
319.363.1323 ext. 1713 

Amir HadzicAmir Hadzic
Assistant Director of International Student Recruitment and Integration
Men's Soccer Head Coach
319-363-1323 ext. 1543


Our Students Say it Best - In Their Own Words:

"Εχω κάνει φιλίες που σημαίνουν πολλά για μενα."
"I have made friendships that mean a lot to me." - Maria Terzopoulou '12, Greece

"Mount Mercy je výborná zkušenost. Oceňuji tu hlavně přátelskou atmosféru, kvalitní výuku a fajn lidi."
"Mount Mercy is a great experience. I appreciate here the friendly atmosphere, good quality of teaching and nice people." - Radka Strnadkova '11, Czech Republic

"Yo pienso que Mount Mercy da muchas oportunidades para competar nuestros estudios en la manera mas cercana con la facultad."
"I think Mount Mercy gives people many opportunities to complete our studies in a close way with faculty." - Enrique Cortina '13, Spain

"Me gusta Mount Mercy porque hay muy buena gente ,es un lugar muy bonito y tengo muchos amigos. Tambien puedo jugar futbol y aprender un nuevo idioma."
"I like Mount Mercy because there is a lot of nice people, it is a beautiful place and I have a lot of friends. I also can play soccer and learn a new language.” - Jose Alvarez '13, Spain

Associate Professor Ayman Amer discusses why Mount Mercy is a great school for international students to explore:

A Message to International Students from Mount Mercy on Vimeo.