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Recent blog posts

Unintended language barrier

by Mary R. When preparing to study abroad in the United Kingdom, I was worried about the many adjustments I would have to make living in a foreign country, but I was comforted by the fact that I would be residing in a country where they spoke my first language. Having now been in Manchester […]

Things I’ve learned

Things I’ve learned

by Magnolia K. No one has change. Although the country runs almost entirely on plata, or cash, small bills are hard to find and change is almost impossible. To this day, I think I only have three Argentinian peso coins. Cars are king. You have to double/triple/quadruple check before you cross an intersection. No one […]

Filed in Argentina, Blog by on September 26, 2016


by Sara Y. I have been studying French since I was a little kid. I thought I was decently good at it… until I arrived at the airport in Paris. I had collected my bags and left customs. I was so excited to finally be studying abroad. It felt like I had been planning for […]

Filed in Blog, France by on September 6, 2016

Recent multimedia posts

MU Study Abroad Fair 2016

MU Study Abroad Fair 2016

The International Center hosted its annual MU Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 7, 2016. | Photos by Kayla Wolf  

Filed in Multimedia, Photo by on September 8, 2016
International Student Welcome: fall 2016

International Student Welcome: fall 2016

The International Center welcomed new international students to MU during International Student Welcome, Aug. 15–16, 2016. In addition to attending orientation sessions, students enjoyed lunch at the Student Center, a transportation workshop and a picnic at Stephens Lake Park. | Photos by Erin Jorgensen

Filed in Multimedia, Photo by on August 17, 2016
Scholar spotlight: Nadezhda Filimonova

Scholar spotlight: Nadezhda Filimonova

  Home country: Russia Visa type: J-1 MU department: International Center Role at MU: Visiting scholar Path to MU: Nadezhda Filimonova is visiting the MU International Center as a 2016 participant in the Russian International Education Administration Program, which is facilitated by the Fulbright Program and the Institute for International Education. The program is specifically […]

Filed in Multimedia, Photo, Russia by on April 22, 2016

Recent news and announcements

Summer 2017 faculty-led study abroad program information sessions

Do something extraordinary this summer and study abroad! Come to the information sessions to learn more about these great opportunities: SPAIN: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in 1209A&B Student Center DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Work, Human Rights and Social Determinants of Health 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in 1209A&B Student Center ITALY: […]

Filed in News and announcements by on October 14, 2016

Faculty-led programs newsletter: October 2016

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the fall semester! For those of you receiving this newsletter for the first time, you can expect to receive a newsletter from the International Center each semester with important information and updates for program directors. 2016/17 application deadlines Spring break 2017: Tuesday, Nov.1 Summer 2017 early acceptance […]

Filed in News and announcements by on October 7, 2016

2017 call for proposals: Short-term faculty-led study abroad programs

Deadline for submission: Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 Short-term faculty-led programs are programs on which University of Missouri faculty or adjunct faculty provide academic instruction abroad for MU credit. These programs are typically up to eight weeks in length and are offered during the summer term, winter break or spring break. The International Center study abroad […]

Filed in News and announcements by on October 4, 2016