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Optional Practical Training is employment authorization that allows international students in F-1 status to work off-campus in positions directly to their major field of study. All F-1 students planning to apply for OPT work authorization are required to attend an OPT workshop. 

You must sign up in MU Connect to attend this workshop. 

With scholars & translators Yuliya Ilchuk, Ph.D. (Stanford University) and Amelia Glaser, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego)

Gather with MU’s Show Me Ukraine and Russia, East Europe and Central Asia student organizations for a reading and discussion with scholars and translators Yuliya Ilchuk and Amelia Glaser, who will join virtually. Ilchuk and Glaser translate and research some of Ukraine’s most important contemporary poets including Halyna Kruk, Iya Kiva and Serhiy Zhadan. They are deeply informed observers of Ukrainian society and culture today. Poetry reading + Q&A.

Co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Migration Studies Institute, MU Creative Writing and MU International Programs

March 4, 2024
5:00 pm

Study abroad in Scandinavia! With 30 academic programs in two locations, you can customize the perfect semester or summer program to fit your academic and personal goals. Attend an info session to learn more about studying abroad with DIS.

These sessions will be held on Zoom — register in advance.

March 6, 2024
11:00 am

Optional Practical Training is employment authorization that allows international students in F-1 status to work off-campus in positions directly to their major field of study. All F-1 students planning to apply for OPT work authorization are required to attend an OPT workshop. 

You must sign up in MU Connect to attend this workshop. 

Required for all faculty, staff and program assistants who have leadership roles for MU study abroad programs or university-related international activities. All faculty, staff and program assistants who lead programs abroad are required to attend this workshop every other year to receive updated information.

The workshop will assist program leaders and assistants in understanding their roles and responsibilities, along with the resources and support available through International Programs and the university. Presenters include the UM System Office of General Counsel and Office of Risk and Insurance Management and the MU Office of International Health, Safety and Security. The workshop covers:

  • Best practices to support student health, safety and security
  • Individual and institutional liability concerns
  • Risk management and insurance coverage
  • Student conduct issues
  • Emergency response

 
This workshop will be held on Zoom at the following times — register in advance for the session you will attend:

  • 2–4:30 p.m. Friday, March 8
  • 2–4:30 p.m. Monday, April 15
  • 9–11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 30
March 8, 2024
2:00 pm

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 800 awards in more than 135 countries to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects. Opportunities are available for university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, independent scholars and many others.

In this webinar, David Crespy, MU Fulbright liaison, and Kate Van Emrik, Fulbright Scholar Program, will provide an overview of the application process and the support available through Mizzou for applicants. Wilson Majee, associate professor in the MU College of Health Sciences, will share his experience as a Fulbright scholar to South Africa in 2023. The session will conclude with time for Q&A.

This session will be held on Zoom — register in advance. If you can't attend the webinar live, still register to receive a link to the recording.

March 12, 2024
12:00 pm

Optional Practical Training is employment authorization that allows international students in F-1 status to work off-campus in positions directly to their major field of study. All F-1 students planning to apply for OPT work authorization are required to attend an OPT workshop. 

You must sign up in MU Connect to attend this workshop. 

Interested in an international career but not sure how to get there? Join retired U.S. ambassador to Malawi and MU alumnus David J. Young for conversation about the many pathways and opportunities to work internationally. Ambassador Young will share how his own diverse experience — including a bachelor’s degree in journalism, ecumenical studies in Ireland and master’s degrees in social ethics and international relations — prepared him for a successful career in the U.S. Foreign Service and will offer advice for students. The session will conclude with time for Q&A.

This event will be held on Zoom — register in advance.

March 20, 2024
10:00 am

STEM OPT is an extension of the Optional Practical Training employment authorization that allows international students in F-1 status to continue working for an additional 24-months. All F-1 students who may be eligible for STEM OPT are encouraged to attend a workshop.

You must sign up in MU Connect to attend this workshop. 

This workshop is offered via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link after signing up. 

March 20, 2024
11:30 am

Optional Practical Training is employment authorization that allows international students in F-1 status to work off-campus in positions directly to their major field of study. All F-1 students planning to apply for OPT work authorization are required to attend an OPT workshop. 

You must sign up in MU Connect to attend this workshop. 

Study abroad in Scandinavia! With 30 academic programs in two locations, you can customize the perfect semester or summer program to fit your academic and personal goals. Attend an info session to learn more about studying abroad with DIS.

These sessions will be held on Zoom — register in advance.

March 28, 2024
12:00 pm

Optional Practical Training is employment authorization that allows international students in F-1 status to work off-campus in positions directly to their major field of study. All F-1 students planning to apply for OPT work authorization are required to attend an OPT workshop. 

You must sign up in MU Connect to attend this workshop. 

Optional Practical Training is employment authorization that allows international students in F-1 status to work off-campus in positions directly to their major field of study. All F-1 students planning to apply for OPT work authorization are required to attend an OPT workshop. 

You must sign up in MU Connect to attend this workshop. 

Study abroad in Scandinavia! With 30 academic programs in two locations, you can customize the perfect semester or summer program to fit your academic and personal goals. Attend an info session to learn more about studying abroad with DIS.

These sessions will be held on Zoom — register in advance.

April 10, 2024
1:00 pm

Optional Practical Training is employment authorization that allows international students in F-1 status to work off-campus in positions directly to their major field of study. All F-1 students planning to apply for OPT work authorization are required to attend an OPT workshop. 

You must sign up in MU Connect to attend this workshop. 

Required for all faculty, staff and program assistants who have leadership roles for MU study abroad programs or university-related international activities. All faculty, staff and program assistants who lead programs abroad are required to attend this workshop every other year to receive updated information.

The workshop will assist program leaders and assistants in understanding their roles and responsibilities, along with the resources and support available through International Programs and the university. Presenters include the UM System Office of General Counsel and Office of Risk and Insurance Management and the MU Office of International Health, Safety and Security. The workshop covers:

  • Best practices to support student health, safety and security
  • Individual and institutional liability concerns
  • Risk management and insurance coverage
  • Student conduct issues
  • Emergency response

 
This workshop will be held on Zoom at the following times — register in advance for the session you will attend:

  • 2–4:30 p.m. Friday, March 8
  • 2–4:30 p.m. Monday, April 15
  • 9–11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 30
April 15, 2024
2:00 pm

Optional Practical Training is employment authorization that allows international students in F-1 status to work off-campus in positions directly to their major field of study. All F-1 students planning to apply for OPT work authorization are required to attend an OPT workshop. 

You must sign up in MU Connect to attend this workshop. 

STEM OPT is an extension of the Optional Practical Training employment authorization that allows international students in F-1 status to continue working for an additional 24-months. All F-1 students who may be eligible for STEM OPT are encouraged to attend a workshop.

You must sign up in MU Connect to attend this workshop. 

This workshop is offered via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link after signing up. 

April 22, 2024
11:30 am

Optional Practical Training is employment authorization that allows international students in F-1 status to work off-campus in positions directly to their major field of study. All F-1 students planning to apply for OPT work authorization are required to attend an OPT workshop. 

You must sign up in MU Connect to attend this workshop. 

Required for all faculty, staff and program assistants who have leadership roles for MU study abroad programs or university-related international activities. All faculty, staff and program assistants who lead programs abroad are required to attend this workshop every other year to receive updated information.

The workshop will assist program leaders and assistants in understanding their roles and responsibilities, along with the resources and support available through International Programs and the university. Presenters include the UM System Office of General Counsel and Office of Risk and Insurance Management and the MU Office of International Health, Safety and Security. The workshop covers:

  • Best practices to support student health, safety and security
  • Individual and institutional liability concerns
  • Risk management and insurance coverage
  • Student conduct issues
  • Emergency response

 
This workshop will be held on Zoom at the following times — register in advance for the session you will attend:

  • 2–4:30 p.m. Friday, March 8
  • 2–4:30 p.m. Monday, April 15
  • 9–11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 30
April 30, 2024
9:00 am