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Recent blog posts

Info sessions: Summer 2018 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. GERMANY: World History on the German Stage 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in N52 Memorial Union PERU: Spanish Language and Andean Society 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in N52 Memorial Union FRANCE: French Language and Culture […]

Filed in Blog by on October 16, 2018
Are you ready to go?

Are you ready to go?

by Miriam A. No one told me coming back home would be harder than leaving to study halfway across the world. As my plane touched down in Houston, Texas, where I would be spending my summer before returning to Mizzou, I was so surprised at how anxious I felt. I didn’t want to be there. […]

Filed in Blog, South Africa by on August 30, 2018
I’m blonde, no entiendo nada

I’m blonde, no entiendo nada

by Lane B. In the U.S. blondes are sterotypically, well, dumb. They are spacey and smiley and can seem a little lost. In Chile, where I am often the only blonde in a room, my hair means something slightly different. Coupled with my sub par Spanish, it immediately marks me as either a hapless exchange […]

Filed in Blog, Chile by on August 27, 2018

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

Welcome, Kristen

Welcome, Kristen

The International Center is pleased welcome Kristen Carranza to its staff. Kristen will be serving as the document specialist for international sponsored students. She graduated from MU in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish, a minor in East Asian studies and a multicultural certificate. She also holds a TEFL certification from CIEE […]

Filed in News and announcements by on September 12, 2018

Phone scam advisory: Fraudulent message appears to impersonate Chinese Consulate

The International Center warns all MU students, staff and faculty to beware of a fraudulent message impersonating the Chinese Consulate. The following email was sent to all MU international students and scholars regarding the message. Dear MU international students and scholars, Have you been contacted recently by someone saying they’re representing the China Consulate in […]

Filed in News and announcements by on September 5, 2018

New Bond International Scholars Award will offer $5,000 study abroad scholarships each semester

The International Center is pleased to announce the Bond International Scholars Award, which will provide five $5,000 study abroad scholarships to MU students. This new award is the result of generous donations by friends of retired U.S. Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond in honor of his exemplary public service. Eligibility and application All full-time MU […]

Filed in News and announcements by on August 29, 2018