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Recent blog posts

Preparing for my first international trip

by Robert B. After receiving an email stating that the School of Public Affairs was looking for students to participate in a study abroad program in Brussels, I immediately jumped on the application. Now, a few months later, I find myself searching the internet for converter outlets, places to exchange currency and the no-no’s of […]

Filed in Belgium, Blog by on March 23, 2017

Don’t have a clue? No problem

by Annie B. Upon my arrival in Melbourne, Australia, I had no idea of what to expect. Yes, I was told many things and was given lots of tips of what to expect before moving here, but when I landed three weeks ago, all the things I learned beforehand went out the window. I had […]

Filed in Australia, Blog by on March 14, 2017

A patient mentor

by Benjamin Z. As I entered the cable car at the base of the mountain, my mind was racing with nervous excitement. I signed up for a ski trip to the Alps, and this was my very first time on skis. Lack of experience would normally rule out the slope I was about to attempt, […]

Filed in Blog, Germany by on March 13, 2017

Recent multimedia posts

Kaleidoscope presentations at Russell Boulevard Elementary’s International Fair

Kaleidoscope presentations at Russell Boulevard Elementary’s International Fair

MU international students and scholars share information about their home countries and cultures during the Russell Boulevard Elementary International Fair as part of the International Center’s Kaleidoscope program. | Photos by Jessi Dodge  

Filed in Feature, Multimedia, Photo by on March 20, 2017
International Student Welcome: spring 2017

International Student Welcome: spring 2017

MU welcomed nearly 100 new international students for the spring 2017 semester. During International Student Welcome on Monday, Jan. 9, new undergraduate and graduate students attended orientation sessions, toured campus and went on a shopping trip to Walmart. | photos by Kayla Wolf  

International Education Week 2016

International Education Week 2016

Each year, the International Center coordinates MU’s celebration of International Education Week, an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. 2016 events included Study Abroad 20×20 and photo contest awards, Operation Passport reception with the provost and a Thanksgiving meal for international students and scholars who are new to MU. | […]

Filed in Multimedia, News and announcements, Photo by on November 21, 2016

Recent news and announcements

2017 MU International Engagement Awards: Call for nominations — deadline April 5

Extended deadline: April 5, 2017 The MU Council on International Initiatives, International Center and Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs seek outstanding faculty, staff and student nominations for the 2017 International Engagement Awards. The MU International Engagement Awards recognize the exceptional work carried out by faculty, staff and students to internationalize the University of […]

Filed in News and announcements by on March 15, 2017
Welcome, Alena Enaryeva

Welcome, Alena Enaryeva

The International Center is pleased to welcome Alena Enaryeva, who is visiting MU as part of the Fulbright Russian International Education Administration Program. Enaryeva is a translator/interpreter and international projects specialist at the International Office of Dostoevsky Omsk State University in Omsk, Russia. She graduated from the Omsk Institute of Foreign Languages with a degree […]

Filed in News and announcements, Russia by on March 14, 2017

USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions

On March 6, USCIS announced that, starting April 3, 2017, it will temporary suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to six months. While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file a request for premium processing service for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, […]

Filed in News and announcements by on March 8, 2017