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Recent blog posts

Forgive yourself… often.

Forgive yourself… often.

by Emily W. I started my semester abroad in Prague, Czech Republic a month ago. Actually, it was just under a week ago, but my lack of sleep had drawn out days and nights to culminate into one large confusing lump of time. I had every intention of doing this whole jet-lag thing right, after […]

Filed in Blog, Czech Republic by on February 4, 2019

Becoming a local

by Madeline H. Exactly one month ago today I was on a plane flying across the Atlantic to my new home in Lyon, France. The most shocking aspect of studying abroad is not the language, or the culture, or getting lost and deciding you will never find your way home because you don’t have internet […]

Filed in Blog, France by on February 1, 2019
Community health in Costa Rica

Community health in Costa Rica

by Alexandra L. Over winter break, I spent two weeks immersing myself in the lifestyle and culture of Costa Rica for a study abroad trip with the Sinclair School of Nursing. I was able to stay with an amazing homestay family and practice my Spanish speaking skills as well as learn about the country’s healthcare, […]

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

International Center closed 8:45–10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21

The International Center will be closed from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, for an all-staff meeting. Walk-in advising will take place as scheduled.

Filed in News and announcements by on February 19, 2019

H-1B scholar walk-in advising canceled Monday, Feb. 18

Walk-in advising for H-1B scholars will be canceled Monday, Feb. 18. If you need assistance during this time, please email your adviser or contact the International Center at 573-882-6007.

Filed in News and announcements by on February 12, 2019

UPDATE | Info sessions: Summer 2019 faculty-led study abroad programs

Do something extraordinary this summer and study abroad! Come to the information sessions to learn more about these great opportunities. ITALY:¬†Communication and Culture in Tuscany 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in 201 Switzler Hall PERU: Spanish Language and Andean Society 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in N52 Memorial Union GERMANY:¬†World History on the German Stage […]

Filed in News and announcements by on January 15, 2019