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Recent blog posts

One month down abroad: Pre-departure to now

One month down abroad: Pre-departure to now

by Sarai V. I am studying abroad in Seville, Spain, with CIEE in the Liberal Arts program. It’s been one month since I’ve been here and that feels really weird to say! It’s weird how time moves so fast and I feel like I have no time left (even though I have two months to […]

Filed in Blog by on November 1, 2019
Navigating the rocky terrain: Studying abroad while in a long-distance relationship

Navigating the rocky terrain: Studying abroad while in a long-distance relationship

by Maddie S. Before coming to Paris, my biggest anxiety wasn’t the language barrier that I’d surely encounter with my mediocre French-speaking skills, nor was it the fact that I was moving 6,000 miles away from my family and friends at my home university. Rather, my biggest apprehension surrounded my relationship — fearful that studying […]

Money, banking and saving in Japan

Money, banking and saving in Japan

by Evelyn S. Hey there! My name is Evie. I am a junior currently studying in Tokyo, Japan for an academic year! I arrived in Japan in mid-September and only started classes this week, so you might be wondering what I have been doing with my time these past few carefree weeks. Well, as a […]

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 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

Sponsored student walk-in advising cancellations for November

Sponsored student walk-in advising will be canceled on the following dates. If you need assistance during one of these times, please email your adviser. Friday, Nov. 1 Monday, Nov. 11 Monday, Nov. 18

Filed in News and announcements by on October 28, 2019

Info sessions: Summer 2020 faculty-led study abroad programs

Where will you go this summer? Come to an info session to learn about these exciting study abroad opportunities for summer 2020! GREECE: Culture, Public Health and Social Services: Exploring Greece 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in 1209B Student Center ITALY: Communication and Culture in Tuscany 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in N52 Memorial Union […]

Filed in News and announcements by on October 23, 2019
Welcome, Katie and Killion

Welcome, Katie and Killion

The International Center is pleased to welcome two new members to its staff. Katie Alexander serves in a new role at the International Center as the study abroad student engagement assistant. Katie has a master’s degree in global studies and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Missouri State University. While completing her undergraduate degree, she […]

Filed in News and announcements by on October 4, 2019