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Experience American College for six months

If you would like to experience American College life without taking a full degree, the Semester Abroad Program is perfect.

You can spend one or more semester as a student at the University of Mount Saint Vincent.

You’ll gain credits which you can use to complete your degree back home.

Key facts


  • 1881 (Private)


  • Riverdale, New York (30 minutes by train to central Manhattan)


  • 1,800+


  • On campus residence

Admissions requirements

  • Unconditional: GPA 2.5+, IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 80 iBT
  • Conditional: From TOEFL iBT 20
  • Minimum age: 17

Start dates

  • Fall and Spring

Program structure and content

Popular undergraduate majors include Nursing, Accounting, Pre-medicine, Biology, Biochemistry, Physical Therapy, Business, Data Analytics, Computation and Coding, Mathematics, Sports Management, Psychology, Communication, Studio Art, Visual Arts and Experimental Media and Social Sciences.

You will choose a minimum of 12-15 credits (3 to 5 subjects) each semester from more than 70 programs offered.

Art and Design Sample Schedules

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credits Course Credits
ENG110: Writing in Context I 3 ENG120: Writing in Context II 3
FYE100: First Year Experience 1 ART113: Ways of Seeing/ History of Art II 3
ART117: Foundations of Design 3 ART203: Photography: Ambient Daylight 3
ART105: Drawing I 3 ART243: Life Drawing I 3
ART112: History of Art I 3 Humanities Elective 3
MTH119: Statistics 3

Business Sample Schedules

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credits Course Credits
ACCT105: Business Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 3 ACCT205: Principles of Accounting I 3
ECON230: Macroeconomics 3 BUSN105: Principles of Management 3
ENGL110: Writing in Context I 3 ECON220: Microeconomics 3
FYE100: First Year Experience 1 ENGL120: Writing in Context II 3
MTH119: Statistics 3 MATH131: Calculus I 3
PSYC103: Intro to Psychology 3 RELS208: Intro to Religious Studies 3

Campus life

Student clubs and organizations

  • Club Francophonie
  • History and Political Science Club
  • Honors Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Phins for Change
  • Psychology Club
  • Science Club
  • Sociology Club
  • Sport Business Club
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Women’s Studies Club
  • Board of Programmers (B.O.P.)
  • Student Government Association (S.G.A.)
  • Pet, Animal, and Wildlife Support (PAWS)
  • Mount Media
  • Pro Video Club
  • Through the Lens
  • Filiment Dance Troupe
  • Anime and Video Game Club
  • Boxing Club

Beyond campus


New York is home to many professional sports teams.

  • Football: Jets, Giants and Bills
  • Basketball: Knicks and Nets
  • Baseball: Yankees and Mets
  • Hockey: Rangers, Islanders and Buffalo Sabres
  • Soccer: Red bulls and New York City FC(NYCFC)

Broadway musicals

New York has more than 40 Broadway theaters (with over 500 seats), and over 60 Off-Broadway theaters.

  • The Lion King
  • Wicked
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Aladdin

Sample activities

  • Trip to Six Flags Great Adventure
  • FIT Museum and Mood Fabric Market
  • High Line Over Hudson Yards
  • Trip to the Statue of Liberty
  • Trip to Time Square
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Your typical week

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
9:05am-10:00am MTH119 MTH119 FYE100 MTH119

Broadway musical - The Lion King

Night view of NYC at Top of the Rock

Trip to Six Flags Great Adventure


12:50-2:15pm ENGL110 ENGL110
2:30-3:55pm PSYC103 PSYC103 ACCT105
Afternoon and Evening Movie night Business club meeting Knicks game

Thank you for your enquiry.
We'll be in touch soon.
The Kings Admissions Team