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Message to international students and scholars from India

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Published May 1, 2021

On April 30, 2021, the White House announced certain travelers who were physically present in India during the 14-day period preceding their entry to the U.S. would be prohibited from entering the United States.

International student guidance for fall 2021

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Published April 27, 2021

This information is provided to help guide new and continuing students, sponsors and exchange partners as you make plans for the summer and fall 2021 terms at MU.

International student guidance for spring 2021

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Published Nov. 16, 2020

Updated Dec. 23, 2020, 9:40 a.m. The University of Missouri's Show Me Renewal Plan outlines specific guidance on campus operations. MU implemented a hybrid academic model beginning with the fall 2020 term, which allows for face-to-face, blended and fully online courses. Spring 2021 guidance It is imperative that new and continuing international students work with…

Fall 2020 updates for J-1 students and scholars

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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…

UPDATE: SEVP clarifies guidance for fall 2020

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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…

COVID-19: Guidance for fall 2020 incoming international students

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Published May 7, 2020

Updated Aug. 10, 2020, 12:45 p.m. The University of Missouri's Show Me Renewal Plan outlines specific guidance for a full in-person return to campus for the fall 2020 semester. Currently, MU plans to implement a hybrid academic model, which allows for face-to-face, blended and fully online courses. The plan is a living document and will…

COVID-19: Guidance for admitted international graduate students for fall 2020

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Published April 8, 2020

Updated June 29, 2020, 7:15 p.m. MU will continue to accept and admit international graduate students for the fall 2020 semester. The visa certificate (I-20/DS-2019) will be issued with a start date of Aug. 17, 2020, which is one week prior to the first day of fall semester classes. We strongly recommend that students admitted…

COVID-19: Remote summer coursework implications for international students

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Published April 8, 2020

On April 6, Provost Ramchand announced that MU will continue remote instruction for summer 2020. This has different implications for international students based on their academic and admissions status at MU. Current F-1/J-1 international students Most international undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at MU and making normal academic progress are not required to enroll…

COVID-19: Guidance for students planning study abroad and university-related international travel

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Published April 2, 2020

Updated May 10, 2021, 12:45 p.m. The health, safety and security of MU students is our top priority. All decisions regarding study abroad and university-related international travel are made with that at the forefront. We remain optimistic, but realistic, about what needs to happen for international travel to resume. At this time, MU requires all…

COVID-19: MU cancels study abroad programs and university-related student international travel for summer 2020

Published March 19, 2020

Updated July 30, 2020, 7 p.m. MU International Programs, along with the rest of the university, has been continually monitoring COVID-19. The U.S. Department of State has issued a global level 4 health advisory and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a global level 3 travel warning. In light on the…