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Preparing for my first international trip

Filed in Belgium, Blog by on March 23, 2017

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 […]

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Kaleidoscope presentations at Russell Boulevard Elementary’s International Fair

Filed in Feature, Multimedia, Photo by on March 20, 2017
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  

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

Filed in News and announcements by on March 15, 2017

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 […]

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Welcome, Alena Enaryeva

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

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Don’t have a clue? No problem

Filed in Australia, Blog by on March 14, 2017

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 […]

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A patient mentor

Filed in Blog, Germany by on March 13, 2017

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, […]

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MU Giving Day

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 10, 2017
MU Giving Day

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

Filed in News and announcements by on March 8, 2017

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, […]

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Executive order information and resources

Filed in News and announcements by on March 6, 2017

If you are an international student or scholar with questions regarding the executive order and whether or not it directly affects you, please be sure to contact your International Center adviser for the most up-to-date information. NAFSA, one of the leading professional organizations for international educators, also provides helpful resources and updates related to the […]

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Great expectations

Filed in Blog, Italy by on March 1, 2017

by Christa C. I remember in my freshman year of high school, my teacher has us read “Great Expectations.” I’m not entirely sure I understood what Dickens was trying to say at the time, but I do now. Looking at my calendar, every weekend has me jet-setting to a far off land, including Prague, Paris […]

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