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Homecoming

Filed in Blog, Costa Rica by on December 11, 2017
Homecoming

by Garren W. After 258 days abroad, it was finally time to come home. I was ready, and had been for a while, but it was no less sad to say goodbye to my friends and host family. I had become a member of the family. My younger cousins asked me not to go and […]

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Study Abroad 101 canceled Thursday, Dec. 7

Filed in News and announcements by on December 6, 2017

Study Abroad 101 will be canceled Thursday, Dec. 7. Come to the session Friday or stop by the International Center during regular business hours to visit with a peer adviser.

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Orientation volunteers

Filed in Feature by on November 30, 2017
Orientation volunteers

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University of Missouri added to list of approved universities in Indonesia

Filed in News and announcements by on November 28, 2017

In October 2017, the University of Missouri was added to a list of U.S. approved universities for Indonesian government-sponsored grantees who are funded to pursue masters and doctoral degrees abroad. There are only 55 higher education institutions on this list to host LPDP scholars in the United States. The Indonesian Education Scholarship aims to support […]

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International Center closed for Thanksgiving break

Filed in News and announcements by on November 22, 2017

The center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Nov. 24. We will resume regular hours on Monday, Nov. 27. We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving lunch 2017

Filed in Feature, Multimedia, Photo by on November 21, 2017
Thanksgiving lunch 2017

The International Center hosted a Thanksgiving lunch for international students and scholars new to MU on Friday, Nov. 17. There was live music performed by center staff members, a traditional Thanksgiving feast and notes of thanks written on leaves. | photos by Aubrey Siess  

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Welcome, Heidi, Allison and Brendan

Filed in News and announcements by on November 20, 2017

The International Center is pleased to welcome three new members to its study abroad staff. Heidi Prillwitz joins the center as a senior study abroad coordinator. She holds a master’s degree in education and human development from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Taylor University in Indiana. […]

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Creating Kimchi: a Korean tradition

Filed in Blog, South Korea by on November 16, 2017
Creating Kimchi: a Korean tradition

by Daryn F. This past Saturday was a very popular couple’s holiday in Korea called Pepero day. It was basically created by the candy company to sell a ton of the Pepero snacks. I originally thought I would write more about this holiday when my wonderful Korean mum asked me to come home and spend […]

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International student travel signatures

Filed in Feature by on November 14, 2017
International student travel signatures

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Students reflect on study abroad experiences during International Education Week

Filed in Feature, News and announcements by on November 13, 2017
Students reflect on study abroad experiences during International Education Week

In conjunction with the start of International Education Week, the International Center recognized MU study abroad participants while sharing stories and images that illustrate what the experience is like with prospective study abroad students. The winners of the 2017 Study Abroad Photo Contest were announced, and two students shared their study abroad experiences in the […]

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