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Office closed 8:45–10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2

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Published Nov. 30, 2020

The International Center, which houses International Programs, International Student and Scholar Services and Study Abroad, will be closed 8:45–10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. Anyone needing to access services from the center during that time is encouraged to email their Study Abroad or ISSS adviser.

International Engagement Award recipients for 2020 announced

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Published Nov. 18, 2020

The MU International Engagement Awards recognize the outstanding work of faculty, staff and students to internationalize the University of Missouri. The following recipients were selected for 2020 by the Council on International Initiatives based on meaningful and sustained commitments to international work, whether directly on campus or brought back to the campus from an engagement…

Mizzou Abroad Photo Contest 2020 winners

A landscape showing windblown grasses and rock outcroppings high above a lake. Three students sit on rocks looking out over the lake.

Published Nov. 16, 2020

Mizzou Study Abroad is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Mizzou Abroad Photo Contest. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who submitted photos to this year's contest! Global Classroom A Morning Castle Photo taken by Emily Roiger in Barcelona Spain   Landscapes Preservation of a Different Age — Lenin's…

Updates for fall 2020 and guidance for spring 2021

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Published Nov. 16, 2020

Updated Nov. 30, 2020, 12:15 p.m. The University of Missouri's Show Me Renewal Plan outlines specific guidance on campus operations. MU implemented a hybrid academic model for the fall 2020 term, which allows for face-to-face, blended and fully online courses. Fall 2020 shift to remote learning On Thursday, Nov. 12, MU announced the decision to…

Tri-Continental Partnership Series on Race and Racism

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Published Oct. 31, 2020

The Tri-Continental Partnership Series on Race and Racism was a three-part webinar series in October 2020 exploring aspects of race and racism in South Africa, Belgium and the United States.

GLP scholars join staff for autumn bike ride

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

Published Oct. 23, 2020

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.

Rule changes impacting H-1B visa program

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Published Oct. 8, 2020

Updated Oct. 21, 2020, 2:15 p.m. This week, two federal agencies — the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor — announced separate interim final rules that impact the H-1B visa program. These rule changes are separate and distinct from the recent proposed rule to replace the duration of status provision for F, J…

Message regarding proposal to replace duration of status

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Published Sept. 28, 2020

On Friday, Sept. 25, the Department of Homeland Security published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register that would replace the current duration of status rule. If implemented, the most significant change would require international students to apply for an extension through the federal government after fixed terms of no more than four…

Optional Practical Training updates: fall 2020

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Published Sept. 22, 2020

Credit card payments in myStatus In an effort to make applying for OPT and STEM OPT more accessible for students, International Student and Scholar Services will now accept credit card payments in myStatus for all OPT and STEM OPT processing fees. We hope this new feature will make the application process easier for students and…

Domestic Travel Registry will track university-related student travel

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Published Sept. 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for the University of Missouri to efficiently account for and be better positioned to communicate effectively with MU students participating in university-related domestic travel, in addition to what we already do for students participating in university-related international travel. Effective starting this semester, all student university-related domestic travel will…