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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…

Office closed 10:15–11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4

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Published Aug. 3, 2020

The International Center, which houses International Programs, International Student and Scholar Services and Study Abroad, will be closed 10:15–11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. Anyone needing to access services from the center during that time is encouraged to email their Study Abroad or ISSS adviser.

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…

Avoiding scams and fraud

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Published July 1, 2020

An unfortunate but continuing trend is the increase in the number of phone and email scams targeting international students. This year, several MU students received phone calls from people impersonating the police, a law enforcement agency or a representative of a U.S. government agency. It is important to be vigilant for these scams so you…

Closed Friday, July 3, for Independence Day

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Published June 30, 2020

International Programs, along with the rest of the University of Missouri campus, will be closed Friday, July 3, for Independence Day. No advising appointments or other services will be available. If you need help regarding the health and safety of an MU international student or scholar, call the MU Police Department at +1 573-882-7201, and…

Message regarding June 22 Presidential Proclamation

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Published June 23, 2020

On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a new Presidential Proclamation that goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 24, 2020. It suspends the entry of H-1B, H-2B, H-4, L-1, L-2 and certain J-1 visa holders who are currently outside the U.S. and do not have a visa that is valid on…

Message to international students and scholars from China regarding May 29 Presidential Proclamation

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Published May 31, 2020

We’re writing today to express our support for you as we continue to face political, economic and health challenges in our two nations and assess the impact of recent governmental proclamations and visa policies. On Friday, May 29, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation that outlines the "suspension of entry as nonimmigrants of certain students…

Closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day

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Published May 22, 2020

International Programs, along with the rest of the University of Missouri campus, will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. No advising appointments or other services will be available. If you need help regarding the health and safety of an MU international student or scholar, call the MU Police Department at +1 573-882-7201, and…

Programs seek host families for international sponsored students coming to MU

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Published May 13, 2020

The University of Missouri has been selected as a host institution for two Department of State-funded sponsored student programs for the 2020/21 academic year: Cultural Vistas' Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Program (CBYX) and Eurasia Foundations' Year of Exchange in America for Russians Program (YEAR). Both programs are seeking host family placements for grantees…

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…