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Recent blog posts

Building bonds in a foreign country

Building bonds in a foreign country

by Priyanka C. There’s something about traveling abroad for a long period of time that opens up parts of you that you may not have been previously acquainted with. As any of my friends in the United States will attest to, I am, by nature, an introvert. I frequently feel nervous around new people and […]

Filed in Blog by on January 7, 2020
Shinjuku Station: Good Luck

Shinjuku Station: Good Luck

by Evelyn S. Hi all! It’s now November in Japan and luckily, Tokyo actually has four seasons, so it has been a beautiful last two months with highs consistently in and around the upper 60’s F/low 20’s C. That being said, I abhor the cold and I hate going out in the winter, but when […]

Native Spanish speaker in Spain (it’s surprisingly not easy)

by Sarai V. As a Mexican American, speaking Spanish is something I’ve always been proud of. Being able to communicate with my loved ones in my native tongue has been a blessing. Spanish is my mother tongue, but English is considered my first language since it’s what I naturally communicate without any effort. But here’s […]

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

International Center closed Jan. 17 and 20

The International Center, along with the entire MU campus, will be closed Friday, Jan. 17, due to winter weather. Additional information about the campus closure is available on the MU Alert website. The center will also be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We hope you all stay safe […]

Filed in News and announcements by on January 16, 2020

Walk-in advising cancellations for Jan. 13–14

Walk-in advising sessions for international students and scholars will be canceled on the following dates: International students (F-1/J-1) Monday, Jan. 13 (morning and afternoon) Tuesday, Jan. 14 (afternoon only) International sponsored students (F-1/J-1) Monday, Jan. 13 Tuesday, Jan. 14 (virtual session) International scholars (J-1/H-1B) Monday, Jan. 13 If you need assistance during a time walk-in […]

Filed in News and announcements by on January 10, 2020

MU faculty can teach abroad in China during July 2020

MU faculty are invited to teach a two-week intensive course as part of the International Immersion Program at Southwest University in Chongqing, China. This is a great opportunity to expand your teaching experience and network with faculty at one of MU’s partner institutions in China. The program runs July 6–17 and includes: Round-trip airfare reimbursement […]

Filed in News and announcements by on January 8, 2020