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Feb. 17, 2021

International Center reopened after flooding

The International Center is reopened, but will be closed 10:45 a.m.–noon Monday, Feb. 22.


Feb. 15, 2021

International Center closed Feb. 15–16

The International Center will remain closed Tuesday, Feb. 16, as MU extends remote operations due to inclement weather.

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Dec. 21, 2020

International Programs offices closed Dec. 25– Jan. 1

All International Programs offices will be closed Dec. 25–Jan. 1. Advisers will not be available during this time (including via email) and document processing will not take place. Regular office hours will resume Monday, Jan. 4. If you need help regarding the health or safety of an MU international student or scholar or an MU…


Dec. 7, 2020

Immigration updates for international students and scholars: December 2020

Information about updated international travel guidance and other key immigration news.


Nov. 30, 2020

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

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.


Nov. 16, 2020

International student guidance for spring 2021

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…


Oct. 8, 2020

Rule changes impacting H-1B visa program

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…


Sept. 28, 2020

Message regarding proposal to replace duration of status

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…


Sept. 22, 2020

Optional Practical Training updates: fall 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…


Aug. 7, 2020

Fall 2020 updates for J-1 students and scholars

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…