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Recent blog posts

Top 10 things in London

Top 10 things in London

by Fatima J. 1. Take a picture with a red telephone booth. 2. Have a thali at Masala Zone 3. Buy flowers from Columbia Road Flowers Market. 4. Spot the London Eye. 5. Find the Redemption Wings in Shoreditch. 6. Develop an obsession for Korean food at Jihwaja. 7. Be fancy at Sketch tea room. […]

Another version of StrengthsQuest?

by Chelsey H. In my internship seminar course in London, we were assigned to take an assessment similar to the infamous StrengthsQuest. I have never considered how my own personal attitudes and behaviors aligned with my current work placement and my future career goals until taking the self-assessment from the Cultural Analysis Toolkit. Not only […]

Moments only meaningful me

Moments only meaningful me

by Alexis H. I overstayed my program in Spain and yet it still seems too short. I have not even been in the United States long enough to discover if reverse culture shock is a thing. My guess is it is a term used for us who have fallen in love with a country and […]

Recent multimedia posts

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
International Student Welcome: spring 2018

International Student Welcome: spring 2018

New international students enjoyed small groups, orientations sessions, campus tours and bowling during International Student Welcome. | photos by Aubrey Siess and Erin Jorgensen  

Filed in Multimedia, Photo by on January 10, 2018
Thanksgiving lunch 2017

Thanksgiving lunch 2017

The International Center hosted a Thanksgiving lunch for international students and scholars new to MU on Friday, Nov. 17. There was live music performed by center staff members, a traditional Thanksgiving feast and notes of thanks written on leaves. | photos by Aubrey Siess  

Filed in Multimedia, Photo by on November 21, 2017

Recent news and announcements

Walk-in advising cancellations for Aug. 13–16

Walk-in advising sessions for international students and scholars will be canceled on the following dates: International scholars (J-1/H-1B) Monday, Aug. 13 Tuesday, Aug. 14 International students (F-1/J-1) Monday, Aug. 13 (morning and afternoon) Tuesday, Aug. 14 (afternoon only) International sponsored students (F-1/J-1) Monday, Aug. 13 Tuesday, Aug. 14 Wednesday, Aug. 15 Thursday, Aug. 16 If […]

Filed in News and announcements by on August 8, 2018

International Center returns to regular hours

Starting Monday, Aug. 6, the International Center returns to regular office hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday.

Filed in News and announcements by on August 3, 2018

Walk-in advising cancellations for July 30, Aug. 1

The following international student and scholar walk-in advising sessions are canceled this week: MONDAY, JULY 30: Walk-in advising for international (F-1/J-1) sponsored students is canceled. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1: Walk-in advising for all international students and scholars is canceled. If you need assistance during a time walk-in advising is not available, please email your adviser.

Filed in News and announcements by on July 30, 2018