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June 13, 2022

International Programs offices closed Monday, June 20

All offices will be closed in observation of Juneteenth.

Headshot of Peyton Ross

May 2, 2022

MU student wins first place in Midwest Korean Speech Contest

Peyton Ross won the highest standing award (first place) for the beginning level.


Dec. 13, 2021

International Programs offices closed Dec. 24– Jan. 2

Advisers will not be available during this time (including via email) and document processing will not take place. Regular office hours will resume Monday, Jan. 3.

Oct. 22, 2021

Show Me Series film screening: “Far East Deep South”

The screening was in partnership with Ragtag Cinema and was followed by a panel discussion to discuss issues raised by the film.

Headshot of Zhu against a backdrop of white snow.

March 25, 2021

Asian Affairs Center partners with Ragtag Cinema for virtual film screening

The Asian Affairs Center will host a virtual film screening at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in partnership with Ragtag Cinema.

A man wearing red poses by a shelf of Chinese items

Feb. 11, 2021

Happy Lunar New Year 2021

The Asian Affairs Center extends its warm greetings to all of our partners and alumni on this Happy Lunar New Year 2021!

scholars throw their hats in the air in celebration

Dec. 17, 2020

Milestone graduation on Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, graduating members of the Global Leadership Program convened to celebrate their successful completion of the extensive professional training program and continue the tradition of making donations to the Columbia Public School District and Daniel Boone Regional Library.

Scholars and staff pose with their bikes alongside a gravel trail; a covered shelter with a sign that reads 'McBaine, MO' is in the background

Oct. 23, 2020

GLP scholars join staff for autumn bike ride

GLP scholars enjoyed an outing biking along the Katy Trail and plan to repeat the experience on Wednesday, Nov. 4, this time choosing a different portion of the trail.

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

June 10, 2020

Global Leadership Program hosts drive-through certificate ceremony

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…


Oct. 15, 2019

First Asian-American U.S. city mayor shares ‘The Power of Possibility’ with students

The Asian Affairs Center, along with the Truman School of Public Affairs, invited Kang to share his experience embracing the American dream as an Asian immigrant.