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International Center introduces new fees for Optional Practical Training processing

Filed in News and announcements by on January 26, 2018

The International Center is implementing new fees to enhance services for and help offset the federal compliance costs associated with students applying for Optional Practical Training benefits. The new fees will be effective immediately, following the criteria listed below. OPT is an important and valuable training opportunity for F-1 international students, with more than 400 […]

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Miguel Ayllon appointed interim director of study abroad

Filed in News and announcements by on January 17, 2018
Miguel Ayllon appointed interim director of study abroad

Effective Jan. 8, 2018, Miguel Ayllon began service as interim director of study abroad for the International Center. He formerly served as the director of international engineering and STEM programs, a position shared by the MU College of Engineering and International Center. Offering affordable global experiential learning opportunities for MU students will be a priority. […]

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Barbara Lindeman named first director of student international health, safety and security

Filed in News and announcements by on January 17, 2018
Barbara Lindeman named first director of student international health, safety and security

To continue enhancing its capabilities to support student travel abroad, the MU International Center has named Barbara LindemanĀ its first director of student international health, safety and security. Lindeman assumed this role Jan. 8, 2018. In accordance with the University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations, the International Center is responsible for ensuring the health, safety […]

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Sponsored student walk-in advising canceled Jan. 17

Filed in News and announcements by on January 17, 2018

International sponsored student walk-in advising will be canceled Wednesday, Jan. 17. Regular walk-in advising hours will resume Thursday, Jan. 18. If you need assistance during that time, please contact your adviser.

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International Center closing at noon Thursday, Jan. 11

Filed in News and announcements by on January 11, 2018

The International Center, along with the entire MU campus, will close at noon Thursday, Jan. 11, due to impending winter weather. Afternoon walk-in advising and the J-1 scholar orientation will be canceled. We encourage all students and scholars to stay safe during the predicted freezing rain and slick conditions. Keep an eye on the weather […]

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Info sessions: Summer 2018 faculty-led study abroad programs

Filed in News and announcements by on January 10, 2018

Do something extraordinary this summer and study abroad! Come to the information sessions to learn more about these great opportunities. ITALY: Communication and Culture in Tuscany 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in 2206C Student Center   NETHERLANDS: Going Dutch: Renaissance to Contemporary Art 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in 207 Fine Arts Building   SPAIN: […]

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International student walk-in advising cancellations for Jan. 8–9

Filed in News and announcements by on January 8, 2018

Walk-in advising sessions for international students (F-1/J-1) will be canceled on the following dates: Monday, Jan. 8 (morning and afternoon) Tuesday, Jan. 9 (afternoon only) If you need assistance during a time walk-in advising is not available, please email your adviser.

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Welcome, Austin

Filed in News and announcements by on December 21, 2017

The International Center is pleased to welcome Austin Chevess to its staff. Austin will be serving as the new front desk assistant. He earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Missouri with minors in business and art history. As an undergrad, he studied abroad in China where he visited seven major […]

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International Center closed Dec. 25–Jan. 1

Filed in News and announcements by on December 18, 2017
International Center closed Dec. 25–Jan. 1

The International Center will be closed Dec. 25–Jan. 1. Advisers will not be available during this time (including via email) and document processing will not take place. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 2. Additionally, afternoon walk-in advising for international students will be canceled Friday, Dec. 22. If you need help regarding the health […]

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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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