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Domestic Travel Registry will track university-related student travel

Published Sept. 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for the University of Missouri to efficiently account for and be better positioned to communicate effectively with MU students participating in university-related domestic travel, in addition to what we already do for students participating in university-related international travel. Effective starting this semester, all student university-related domestic travel will…

2020 MU International Engagement Awards: Call for nominations


Published Sept. 13, 2020

MU International Programs and the Council on International Initiatives seek outstanding faculty, staff and student nominations for the 2020 International Engagement Awards. The nomination deadline is Thursday, Oct. 15. The International Engagement Awards recognize the exceptional work carried out by faculty, staff and students to internationalize the University of Missouri. The awards recognize meaningful and…

Mark Algren to retire as executive director of CELL


Published Aug. 14, 2020

After more than 40 years of teaching and administration in English as a second or foreign language programs, Mark Algren will retire as executive director of the MU Center for English Language Learning on Monday, Aug. 31. Lily Sorenson, associate director of CELL, will serve as interim director. Algren joined the MU Center for English…

Fall 2020 updates for J-1 students and scholars


Published Aug. 7, 2020

The U.S. Department of State has notified MU of the following key provisions for students and scholars in J-1 visa status for the fall 2020 semester. New J-1 students and scholars The guidance states that host institutions "should have reinstated partial to full-time classroom participation or be able to meet other formal in-person requirements before…

Office closed 10:15–11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4


Published Aug. 3, 2020

The International Center, which houses International Programs, International Student and Scholar Services and Study Abroad, will be closed 10:15–11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. Anyone needing to access services from the center during that time is encouraged to email their Study Abroad or ISSS adviser.

UPDATE: SEVP clarifies guidance for fall 2020


Published July 7, 2020

Updated July 27, 2020, 2 p.m. On Friday, July 24, the Student Exchange Visitor Program provided clarification for the fall 2020 semester. This clarification highlights several issues that are favorable to international students planning to study at MU, which plans for a full in-person return to campus for fall 2020. The Show Me Renewal Plan…

Avoiding scams and fraud


Published July 1, 2020

An unfortunate but continuing trend is the increase in the number of phone and email scams targeting international students. This year, several MU students received phone calls from people impersonating the police, a law enforcement agency or a representative of a U.S. government agency. It is important to be vigilant for these scams so you…

Closed Friday, July 3, for Independence Day

Three american flags hang between the stone columns on the grassy quad.

Published June 30, 2020

International Programs, along with the rest of the University of Missouri campus, will be closed Friday, July 3, for Independence Day. No advising appointments or other services will be available. If you need help regarding the health and safety of an MU international student or scholar, call the MU Police Department at +1 573-882-7201, and…

Message regarding June 22 Presidential Proclamation


Published June 23, 2020

On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a new Presidential Proclamation that goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 24, 2020. It suspends the entry of H-1B, H-2B, H-4, L-1, L-2 and certain J-1 visa holders who are currently outside the U.S. and do not have a visa that is valid on…

Global Leadership Program hosts drive-through certificate ceremony

Sang Kim, wearing a mask, hands a certificate to a scholar through the driver's window of her car.

Published June 10, 2020

COVID-19 has caused problems for graduating students everywhere around the world, but the Asian Affairs Center faces a unique challenge. While many students graduate and head back to a nearby home, for graduates of Asian Affairs Center programs, their homes are often on the other side of the world. On Friday, May 29, center staff…