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UM South Africa Education Program call for proposals

Published May 4, 2017

Deadline: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 The International Center encourages interested faculty to respond to the call for proposals to support productive collaborations between the University of Missouri, University of the Western Cape and, potentially, other institutions in South Africa. This is an excellent opportunity to obtain seed funding that will extend or expand…


April 3, 2017

Mark Algren receives 2017 James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL

Mark Algren, executive director of the Center for English Language Learning at the University of Missouri, received the James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL on March 23, 2017, during the annual TESOL International Association Convention in Seattle. TESOL is the professional association for teachers of English to speakers of other languages. After receiving…

2017 MU International Engagement Awards: Call for nominations — deadline April 5

Published March 15, 2017

Extended deadline: April 5, 2017 The MU Council on International Initiatives, International Center and Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs seek outstanding faculty, staff and student nominations for the 2017 International Engagement Awards. The MU International Engagement Awards recognize the exceptional work carried out by faculty, staff and students to internationalize the University of…

Welcome, Alena Enaryeva

Published March 14, 2017

The International Center is pleased to welcome Alena Enaryeva, who is visiting MU as part of the Fulbright Russian International Education Administration Program. Enaryeva is a translator/interpreter and international projects specialist at the International Office of Dostoevsky Omsk State University in Omsk, Russia. She graduated from the Omsk Institute of Foreign Languages with a degree…

USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions

Published March 8, 2017

On March 6, USCIS announced that, starting April 3, 2017, it will temporary suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to six months. While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file a request for premium processing service for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker,…

Executive order information and resources

Published March 6, 2017

If you are an international student or scholar with questions regarding the executive order and whether or not it directly affects you, please be sure to contact your International Center adviser for the most up-to-date information. NAFSA, one of the leading professional organizations for international educators, also provides helpful resources and updates related to the…

Welcome, Samantha, Jeremiah and Xiaoyu

Published March 1, 2017

The International Center is pleased to welcome three new staff members: Samantha Welsh, Jeremiah Metzen and Xiaoyu Guo. Samantha Welsh joined the International Center as a front desk assistant. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi with an emphasis in public relations. She has spent a summer in France, spending…


Jan. 31, 2017

Center for English Language Learning mentioned in Al-Fanar

The MU Center for English Language Learning was recently mentioned in Al-Fanar, Arabic media on higher education. The article, "Iraqi Universities Focus on Teaching English," talks about training that Southern Technical University faculty participated in at CELL. Read more about the CELL Professional Development program.


Nov. 18, 2016

Conversation Partner Program featured on “Radio Friends with Paul Pepper”

Radio host Paul Pepper interviewed Debbie Parker, coordinator of the Conversation Partner Program, and IEP student Chuqiao (Candace) Wu on his show Friday, Nov. 18. They discussed how to join the program and the benefits of having a conversation partner for both international students and Americans. You can watch the interview in this nine-minute video:…

MU Center for English Language Learning now a member of UCIEP

Published Oct. 27, 2016

The University of Missouri Center for English Language Learning has been accepted as a member of the prestigious Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs. UCIEP was founded in 1967 and currently has 79 member programs located in 32 states and the District of Columbia. Membership is limited to university- and college-governed English language…