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Recent blog posts

How to have a gouda time

How to have a gouda time

by Anna S. Sorry about the cheesy pun, but I’ve been in my new country for exactly one week now and it has been an incredible experience so far. Before my arrival, I was terrified and anxious, wondering about whether or not I will make new friends, be homesick or if I had made the […]

Filed in Blog, Netherlands by on February 15, 2018

Exploring Monaco

by Morganne Y. About the blogger Morganne Y. is studying abroad at Ecole Superieure de Commerce, IPAG in Nice, France.

Filed in Blog, France by on February 13, 2018

I’m just a girl

by Kathryn M. I’ve never really thought much about how much being a girl impacts me daily. I’m aware of the big picture things — the wage gap, sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. Of course, I hold my keys between my fingers when I walk to my car in the dark and call […]

Filed in Blog, France by on February 1, 2018

Recent multimedia posts

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 Feature, Multimedia, Photo by on November 21, 2017
Pumpkin Carving Festival 2017

Pumpkin Carving Festival 2017

International students, scholars and their families enjoyed an evening of carving or decorating pumpkins and festive Halloween treats on Friday, Oct. 27. | photos by Erin Jorgensen  

Filed in Multimedia, Photo by on October 30, 2017
Fulbright Welcome Dinner 2017

Fulbright Welcome Dinner 2017

The International Center welcomed new Fulbright students to campus and celebrated the impact of Fulbright at MU on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Elm Street Ballroom. | Photos by Jessi Dodge  

Filed in Multimedia, Photo by on September 22, 2017

Recent news and announcements

International Center introduces new fees for Optional Practical Training processing

The International Center is implementing new fees to enhance services for and help offset the federal compliance costs associated with students applying for Optional Practical Training benefits. The new fees will be effective immediately, following the criteria listed below. OPT is an important and valuable training opportunity for F-1 international students, with more than 400 […]

Filed in News and announcements by on January 26, 2018
Miguel Ayllon appointed interim director of study abroad

Miguel Ayllon appointed interim director of study abroad

Effective Jan. 8, 2018, Miguel Ayllon began service as interim director of study abroad for the International Center. He formerly served as the director of international engineering and STEM programs, a position shared by the MU College of Engineering and International Center. Offering affordable global experiential learning opportunities for MU students will be a priority. […]

Filed in News and announcements by on January 17, 2018
Barbara Lindeman named first director of student international health, safety and security

Barbara Lindeman named first director of student international health, safety and security

To continue enhancing its capabilities to support student travel abroad, the MU International Center has named Barbara Lindeman its first director of student international health, safety and security. Lindeman assumed this role Jan. 8, 2018. In accordance with the University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations, the International Center is responsible for ensuring the health, safety […]

Filed in News and announcements by on January 17, 2018