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Call for nominations: MU Study Abroad Teaching Excellence Award

Filed in News and announcements by on February 12, 2020

MU International Programs seeks outstanding faculty nominations for the inaugural Study Abroad Teaching Excellence Award. The nomination deadline is Monday, March 30, 2020. This award recognizes the exceptional and meaningful work carried out by faculty in global teaching, student learning and curriculum design for MU faculty-led study abroad programs. This award is open to faculty […]

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Call for proposals: Funding support for research collaborations through Tri-Continental Partnership

Filed in News and announcements by on February 12, 2020

The Tri-Continental Partnership (3C) is a trilateral agreement between the University of Missouri, the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and Ghent University in Belgium. The MU Council on International Initiatives invites proposals from MU faculty to support research collaborations with 3C partners. Details Five awards of up to $2,500 will be granted […]

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One month down, four to go!

Filed in Blog, Italy by on February 12, 2020
One month down, four to go!

by Julia G. Arriving in Milan, Italy was a whirlwind. At first, my bags did not arrive which was very stressful. I then had to navigate the Italian public transportation system within an hour of arriving, full of jet lag. I had to take a train from the airport, to a metro station, and finally […]

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Is courtesy common?

Filed in Blog, France by on February 8, 2020
Is courtesy common?

by Kaitlyn F. When I decided to study abroad in Lyon, France, I had a picture in my mind of a culture full of romance and baguettes. While both of those things are true, the culture is so much richer and more complex than I could have ever imagined. The French live by a different […]

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Month one

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 7, 2020

by Kayla O. It has officially been one month and one day since I left the comfort of my Chicago home and embarked on my study abroad journey. I write this blog from a hostel bed in Madrid with my best friend from home standing only a couple of feet away from me and I […]

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Kyra in Costa Rica: My host family in Vargas Araya

Filed in Blog, Costa Rica by on February 6, 2020
Kyra in Costa Rica: My host family in Vargas Araya

by Kyra C. Welcome to Vargas Araya! For two weeks, this was my home base in Costa Rica. Vargas Araya is a neighborhood in Costa Rica located close to the University of Costa Rica and just 10 minutes from Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA). During my time in San Jose, Costa Rica, I stayed with […]

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International Center will close at noon today, Wednesday, Feb. 5

Filed in News and announcements by on February 5, 2020

The International Center will close at noon today, Wednesday, Feb. 5, due to winter weather. All International Center events scheduled for this afternoon are canceled. Please refer to the MU Alert website for additional information and future updates.

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Costa Rica and my language barrier

Filed in Blog, Costa Rica by on February 3, 2020

by Tiana H. “No hablo español … ?” A statement I had to say a countless number of times after serving a look of confusion. Going to Costa Rica I knew a medium amount of Spanish. I took up to Spanish 3 in both high school and college. However, that clearly wasn’t enough because I […]

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Midwestern living in London

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on February 2, 2020
Midwestern living in London

by Sam S. It’s been three weeks since I left home to embark on the five month adventure that is studying abroad in London. Before coming to London I’d never left the U.S., and I barely ever left Missouri. Now here I am 4,000 miles away from home navigating the city on my own. I’d […]

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Messages regarding the coronavirus

Filed in News and announcements by on January 31, 2020

The following messages were sent by the International Center regarding the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. Message to MU students and scholars from China We’re reaching out to let you know we share your concerns for family, friends and colleagues in the People’s Republic of China due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus in […]

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