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International student and scholar services

The International Center brings the world to mid-Missouri. Our  International Student and Scholar Services team provides support services to international students and scholars who come to MU, and we help the departments that host them.

Name (last, first)TitleAdvising area(s)
Currey, DavidDirector of international student and scholar services,
Assistant director of the International Center
Colbrecht, KristenInternational student coordinator,
Assistant director of international student and scholar services
J-1 students
Huh, ChrisInternational student adviserF-1 students (last/family names starting with A-K)
Boling, BradInternational student adviserF-1 students (last/family names starting with L-S)
Whitley, MorrellInternational student adviserF-1 students (last/family names starting with T-Z)
Collins, JillianDirector of sponsored student programsSponsored students
Pate, LaurenInternational sponsored student adviserSponsored students
Heibel, DottieDocument specialist, international students
Sellers, LaurenInternational scholar coordinator
Pineda, EynarInternational scholar adviserJ-1 scholars
Rucinski, GarrettInternational scholar adviserH-1B scholars
Allred, OlgaDocument specialist, international scholars
Hrach, Chatchaya (Bay)SEVIS compliance coordinator
Magomedova, PatimatSEVIS compliance assistant
Guo, XiaoyuStrategic analyst/research specialist

Study abroad

The International Center takes MU around the world. Our Study Abroad team develops and administers quality education-abroad programs that help students gain appreciation and understanding of other nations and cultures, by studying outside the U.S.

Name (last, first)TitleAdvising area(s)
Lindeman, BarbaraDirector of study abroad,
Assistant director of the International Center
Barbara's programs + non-MU programs in: India
Brouder, PaulinaAssociate director of study abroadPaulina's programs + non-MU programs in: Australia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden; internships
Palmieri, William Study abroad coordinatorWilliams's programs + non-MU programs in: Botswana, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania; independently arranged international activities for credit
Prillwitz, HeidiStudy abroad coordinator
Reilly, KellyStudy abroad coordinatorKelly's programs + non-MU programs in: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Peru, Poland, Russia, Spain
Triatik, RebeccaStudy abroad coordinatorRebecca's programs + non-MU programs in: Austria, Germany, Greece
Harris, BrendanStudy abroad adviser
Jackson, AnDreaStudy abroad adviserAnDrea's programs + non-MU programs in: Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom; exchange students
Bader, AllisonStudy abroad assistantResource room
McClaren, IrinaOffice support assistant IV

International engineering and STEM programs

Name (last, first)TitleAdvising area(s)
Ayllon, MiguelDirector of international engineering and STEM programs

Office and administrative staff

Name (last, first)TitleAdvising area(s)
Brown, VickyOffice and fiscal manager
Kostina, KatherineFiscal assistant
O'Neal, RebeccaExecutive staff assistant
Bennett, LornaFront desk assistant


Name (last, first)TitleAdvising area(s)
Urban, KerriDirector of communications
Jorgensen, Erin McNeillStrategic communications associate
Siess, AubreyStrategic communications associate
Metzen, JeremiahProgrammer