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International Center closed 8:45–10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21

Filed in News and announcements by on February 19, 2019

The International Center will be closed from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, for an all-staff meeting. Walk-in advising will take place as scheduled.

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H-1B scholar walk-in advising canceled Monday, Feb. 18

Filed in News and announcements by on February 12, 2019

Walk-in advising for H-1B scholars will be canceled Monday, Feb. 18. If you need assistance during this time, please email your adviser or contact the International Center at 573-882-6007.

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Advisory notice regarding federal government shutdown

Filed in News and announcements by on January 3, 2019

A partial U.S. government shutdown may affect some immigration related processes; however, most services continue without issues. Airports and Customs and Border Protection will not be affected. However, certain government websites may not be updated during the shutdown. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, which handles F-1 OPT and H-1B processing, is not affected by […]

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International Center closed Dec. 25–Jan. 1

Filed in News and announcements by on December 14, 2018
International Center closed Dec. 25–Jan. 1

The International Center will be closed Dec. 24–Jan. 1. Advisers will not be available during this time (including via email) and document processing will not take place. Passport and photo services will be closed. Regular office hours will resume Wednesday, Jan. 2. If you need help regarding the health and safety of an MU international […]

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International student and scholar spring welcome events

Filed in News and announcements by on December 10, 2018

Updated Tuesday, Jan. 22. Are you a new or returning international student or scholar who is looking for some fun things to do before classes start? Here are some events going on around town that you might be interested in: “Fair Housing and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” with Missouri REALTORS – noon Wednesday, […]

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International Center closed for Thanksgiving break

Filed in News and announcements by on November 19, 2018

The center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Nov. 23. We will resume regular hours on Monday, Nov. 26. We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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International scholar walk-ins canceled Nov. 6

Filed in News and announcements by on November 5, 2018

Walk-in advising for international scholars is canceled for Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. If you need assistance during this time, please email your adviser.

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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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Walk-in advising cancellations for Aug. 13–16

Filed in News and announcements by on August 8, 2018

Walk-in advising sessions for international students and scholars will be canceled on the following dates: International scholars (J-1/H-1B) Monday, Aug. 13 Tuesday, Aug. 14 International students (F-1/J-1) Monday, Aug. 13 (morning and afternoon) Tuesday, Aug. 14 (afternoon only) International sponsored students (F-1/J-1) Monday, Aug. 13 Tuesday, Aug. 14 Wednesday, Aug. 15 Thursday, Aug. 16 If […]

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