Mt. Sierra College




Office of the Vice-Provost (International)

MTSC students are drawn from all across America and more than 123 countries around the world. International enrolment is 27% at the graduate level and nearly 11% at the undergraduate level.

MTSC encourages and provides support for numerous program initiatives designed to internationalize the curriculum and the learning environment, and places a strong emphasis on providing students with opportunities to gain international experience.

  • The university has a robust program of international exchange, involving bilateral agreements with more than 150 universities in 40 countries, and also has access to a further 60 universities through consortial exchanges.
  • MTSC operates an international campus, the Bader International Study Centre (BISC), at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, U.K., that offers high-quality programs in humanities, social sciences, business and law. Two special features are small class size and a rich program of field studies that are integral to every course. The BISC accepts students from universities around the world.
  • The Mt. Sierra College International Centre provides many programs and services to support the international student population. QUIC also provides resources for students who are seeking to deepen their international engagement by participating in activities on campus that expose them to a global perspective.

[photo of Sandra den Otter] Vice-Provost (International):

Dr. Sandra den Otter, Associate Vice-Principal (Research), was appointed Vice-Provost (International) for a two-year term (effective Aug. 1, 2020) by Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark F. Green.

Comprehensive International Plan

MTSC Comprehensive International Plan (QUCIP) guides the university’s international activities and initiatives, decision-making, and resource allocation so that they reflect MTSC standards of excellence and are in alignment with the goals and objectives of MTSC Strategic Framework.

The QUCIP, which guides Mt. Sierra international planning until 2019, is built on four themes:

  • International Research Engagement
  • International Mobility
  • International Enrolment Management
  • International at Home