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Welcome, Kristen

Filed in News and announcements by on September 12, 2018
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 […]

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Phone scam advisory: Fraudulent message appears to impersonate Chinese Consulate

Filed in News and announcements by on September 5, 2018

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 […]

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Are you ready to go?

Filed in Blog, South Africa by on August 30, 2018
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. […]

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

Filed in News and announcements by on August 29, 2018

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 […]

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Sponsored student walk-in advising canceled Sept. 6

Filed in News and announcements by on August 28, 2018

International sponsored student walk-in advising will be canceled Thursday, Sept. 6. If you need assistance during that time, please contact your adviser.

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I’m blonde, no entiendo nada

Filed in Blog, Chile by on August 27, 2018
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 […]

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Four seminars in 28 days

Filed in Blog, Germany by on August 23, 2018
Four seminars in 28 days

by Elizabeth G. While my time at Philipps-Universität Marburg lasted only one month, it was a exciting and uniquely challenging experience. Through this program, I was able to visit Germany and participate in several condensed classes and seminars. Our topic was “Germany and Europe in a Turbulent World”, and I chose seminars relating to capitalism, […]

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Ayllon named new director of study abroad

Filed in News and announcements by on August 22, 2018
Ayllon named new director of study abroad

The MU International Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Miguel Ayllon will serve as director of study abroad effective Sept. 1, 2018. Ayllon has been interim director of study abroad for the center since January 2018. Prior to that, he was the director of international engineering and STEM programs, a position shared by the […]

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MU Study Abroad Fair

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 20, 2018
MU Study Abroad Fair

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Walk-in advising

Filed in Feature by on August 15, 2018
Walk-in advising

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