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Not what I expected

Not what I expected

by Haley B. When I first decided to go to Greece, the site I was the most excited about was the Parthenon. To be honest, I hadn’t heard about many of the other sites we were going to visit, and knew even less about them. But everyone has heard of the Parthenon, and seen pictures […]

Filed in Blog, Greece by on August 22, 2016
In a home in Nafplio

In a home in Nafplio

by Katherine H. The sun shone through the tinted windows of the bus, warming the window to the touch. I looked out over a green and brown landscape — all mountains and trees in the outskirts of the Greek city of Nafplio. The scene jostled as the bus turned down a bumpy, unpaved road, the […]

Filed in Blog, Greece by on August 15, 2016

Farewell, Europe

by Hunter M. As I prepared to go overseas, I had no idea what I was getting into. I could assume that it would be significantly different, but how? For weeks, I prepared myself for the culture shock of a lifetime. I researched and researched, hoping to get a handle on what was in store […]

Recent multimedia posts

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
International scholar health insurance

International scholar health insurance

This video reviews the health insurance requirements that international scholars must maintain for themselves and their dependents during the entire duration of their stay at the University of Missouri.

Filed in Multimedia, Video by on February 3, 2016

Recent news and announcements

Winter break 2016/17 and spring break 2017 faculty-led program information sessions

Do something extraordinary this winter break or spring break and study abroad! Come to an information session to learn more about these great opportunities: Spanish Language and Costa Rican Culture | 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in 2206A Student Center Brazilian Amazon: Health and Sustainability Policies at Stake | 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in […]

Filed in News and announcements by on August 26, 2016
Passport Scholarship for fall 2016 freshmen: deadline Oct. 31

Passport Scholarship for fall 2016 freshmen: deadline Oct. 31

To encourage more U.S. students to get a passport and begin planning for study abroad early in their academic career, the International Center is offering a $135 scholarship (the cost of a passport) that can be used toward any MU International Center study abroad program through summer 2019. Who is eligible? First-time college freshmen starting at […]

Filed in News and announcements by on August 18, 2016
Nine reasons to get your passport now

Nine reasons to get your passport now

Because, sometimes, you just gotta go!   1. You’ll soon need it to fly anywhere. The REAL ID Act requires that, starting Jan. 22, 2018, all residents with Missouri and Illinois driver’s licenses must have a form of ID that is compliant with REAL ID standards to fly domestically; driver’s licenses will no longer be […]

Filed in News and announcements by on August 12, 2016