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Recent blog posts

Hidden treasure of London

Hidden treasure of London

by Megan P. London is thriving with art flourishing from all parts of the city. The city is so inspiring for creative minds that long to leave a mark on the world. Some of the pieces are more easily seen than others, such as the intricate architecture portrayed on towering buildings scattered around the city. […]

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on July 14, 2019
A student in China

A student in China

by Lorenzo G. In China the cultural differences are vast. The traffic is much more crazy, there are no such thing as lines and there’s a lot of pushing and shoving. One may take these mannerisms as rude, but it is just simply the culture. This may be a side effect of overpopulation, or just […]

Differences between Peru and the U.S.

by Rachel S. I’m here with Brenda, my host sister; we’ve gotten very close in my month in Peru. During my four weeks here I have learned so much about an incredibly vibrant culture, built many strong friendships with Peruvians and the other Mizzou students here, and spoken a lot of Spanish. Here are five […]

Recent multimedia posts

Show Me Mizzou Day: International Programs Open House

Show Me Mizzou Day: International Programs Open House

A part of Show Me Mizzou Day, International Programs hosted an open house with the Confucius Institute and International Center. Visitors learned how to write their name using Chinese calligraphy and knit traditional bracelets, and learned about international exchange from international students and students who recently returned from studying abroad. | Photos by Aubrey Siess

Filed in Multimedia, Photo by on April 15, 2019
Symposium: The University of Missouri South African Education Program

Symposium: The University of Missouri South African Education Program

International Programs hosted a symposium for the University of Missouri South African Education Program on April 8, 2019. Attendees heard presentations from MU faculty highlighting collaborations with the University of Western Cape. | Photos by Aubrey Siess  

Filed in Feature, Multimedia, Photo by on April 11, 2019
Scholar spotlight: Kayan Phoebe Wan

Scholar spotlight: Kayan Phoebe Wan

  Home country: China Visa type: H-1B MU department: Student Health Center Role at MU: Psychologist Path to MU: Phoebe Wan came to the United States 10 years ago as an international student, and moved to Columbia three years ago to work as a psychologist for the MU Student Health Center. Prior to MU, Wan […]

Filed in Multimedia, Photo by on February 1, 2018

Recent news and announcements

International students can now submit document requests in myStatus

The International Center’s Document Request System has moved: Beginning July 15, all online document requests should be submitted through myStatus. The new system will continue to allow international students and scholars to request immigration-related documents and processes online. It also enables center staff to process documents more efficiently and ensures data accuracy through integration with […]

Filed in News and announcements by on July 15, 2019

Walk-in advising cancellations for July 3-5

Please note the following cancellations for walk-in advising. Wednesday, July 3: International sponsored student walk-in advising canceled Thursday, July 4: International Center closed for Independence Day, all walk-in advising canceled Friday, July 5: International student walk-in advising canceled

Filed in News and announcements by on June 24, 2019

SEVIS fees to increase starting June 24

The U.S. Student Exchange and Visitor Program recently announced changes to its fees. These changes will be implemented at midnight EDT on June 24, 2019, and will impact international students and scholars on specific visas.   F-1/J-1 international students If you will apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa, you are required to pay an […]

Filed in News and announcements by on June 12, 2019