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April 8, 2020

COVID-19: Remote summer coursework implications for international students

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…


April 2, 2020

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

Updated June 13, 2022, 1:55 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 this at the forefront. At this time, MU requires all university-related international travel to be reviewed and approved. MU is using the following indicators to…

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…

COVID-19: Message to international students regarding leaving campus

Published March 17, 2020

Dear international students, As students, faculty and staff campus-wide adjust to changes in course instruction, we understand that many of you may be considering your options for seeing out the rest of the semester. Some of you may feel comfortable remaining in Columbia during this time, while others may wish to return to their home…

COVID-19: Update for international students and scholars

Published March 13, 2020

Dear MU international students and scholars, As you know, MU continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and make adjustments to ensure the safety and well-being of all faculty, staff and students. Currently, there are no known cases of COVID-19 on the MU campus. The most recent updates and information can be found on the…

COVID-19: MU canceling all study abroad programs for spring 2020

Published March 11, 2020

This evening, President Trump announced that the U.S. is suspending all travel between the U.S. and Europe for 30 days beginning at midnight Friday, March 13, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. According to his statement, “These restrictions will be adjusted subject to conditions on the ground. There will be exemptions for…

COVID-19: Guidance for MU departments planning to host international scholars

Published March 11, 2020

In light of the current travel warnings associated with COVID-19, International Student and Scholar Services directs all MU departments to postpone the program start dates for international scholars (visitors or employees) who currently reside in or are traveling through CDC warning level 3 countries. This applies to international scholars with expected program start dates between…

COVID-19: Spring break travel advisory for international students and scholars

Published March 5, 2020

Dear international students and scholars, As the campus continues to monitor COVID-19, we are reaching out at this time knowing that many of you may have made plans or are considering domestic or international travel during spring break. Please understand that due to the rapidly evolving situation, both domestic and international travel could be impacted.…

COVID-19: Advisory on student independent travel (MU students currently abroad)

Published March 4, 2020

Dear MU students, We are contacting you because you are participating in a study abroad program or university-related international travel during spring 2020 or academic year 2019/20. We understand that spring break recess is coming up soon for some of you. This message provides guidance regarding independent travel throughout the duration of your time abroad.  …

COVID-19: Messages to MU students and scholars from Italy and Iran

Published Feb. 29, 2020

Dear international students and scholars, We’re reaching out to let you know we share your concerns for family, friends and colleagues back home as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread beyond China. Fortunately, at MU and in Missouri, there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus at this time. However, we understand that some you…