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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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Welcome, Samantha, Jeremiah and Xiaoyu

Filed in News and announcements by on March 1, 2017
Welcome, Samantha, Jeremiah and Xiaoyu

The International Center is pleased to welcome three new staff members: Samantha Welsh, Jeremiah Metzen and Xiaoyu Guo. Samantha Welsh joined the International Center as a front desk assistant. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi with an emphasis in public relations. She has spent a summer in France, spending […]

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Application now open for fall 2017 Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship

Filed in News and announcements by on February 10, 2017

The International Center is pleased to announce that the online application is now open for the fall 2017 Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship. The GIA Scholarship is an award program that provides partial waivers of educational fees for eligible undergraduate or graduate international students pursuing degrees at MU. The award is based both on academic merit and […]

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UPDATE: Summer 2017 faculty-led study abroad program information sessions

Filed in News and announcements by on January 12, 2017

Do something extraordinary this summer and study abroad! Come to the information sessions to learn more about these great opportunities: JAMAICA: History, Literature and Culture 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in 2206A Student Center PERU: Spanish Language and Peruvian Culture 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in S203 Memorial Union NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM: Exploring the Northern […]

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International Center closed Friday, Jan. 13, and Monday, Jan. 16

Filed in News and announcements by on January 11, 2017

The International Center, along with the entire MU campus, will be closed Friday, Jan. 13, due to winter weather and Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We encourage all students and scholars to stay safe during the predicted ice storm. Purchase any food you may need tonight and be prepared […]

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International Student Welcome: spring 2017

International Student Welcome: spring 2017

MU welcomed nearly 100 new international students for the spring 2017 semester. During International Student Welcome on Monday, Jan. 9, new undergraduate and graduate students attended orientation sessions, toured campus and went on a shopping trip to Walmart. | photos by Kayla Wolf  

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International student walk-in advising canceled Monday, Jan. 9

Filed in News and announcements by on January 6, 2017

Walk-in advising for all international students is canceled for Monday, Jan. 9. Regular walk-in advising will resume Tuesday. If you need assistance during that time, please email your adviser.

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International Center back in regular location: N52 Memorial Union

Filed in News and announcements by on January 3, 2017

Update: Jan. 4, 2017, 11 a.m. The International Center has returned to its regular location in N52 Memorial Union. All walk-in advising, document pickup and other services are now available there. Update: Jan. 3, 2017, 8:25 a.m. We continue to operate out of our temporary location in N206 Memorial Union. This is┬áthe location for all […]

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International Center closed Dec. 26–Jan. 2

Filed in News and announcements by on December 21, 2016
International Center closed Dec. 26–Jan. 2

The International Center will be closed Dec. 26–Jan. 2. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3, in our temporary office location of N206 Memorial Union. If you need help regarding the health and safety of an MU international student or scholar or an MU student abroad during this time, call the MU Police Department […]

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