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Aug. 3, 2020

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

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.

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July 7, 2020

UPDATE: SEVP clarifies guidance for fall 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…

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July 1, 2020

Avoiding scams and fraud

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…

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June 30, 2020

Closed Friday, July 3, for Independence Day

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…

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June 23, 2020

Message regarding June 22 Presidential Proclamation

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…

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May 31, 2020

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

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…

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May 22, 2020

Closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day

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…

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May 13, 2020

Programs seek host families for international sponsored students coming to MU

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…

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May 7, 2020

COVID-19: Guidance for fall 2020 incoming international students

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…

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April 27, 2020

Office to open late Wednesday, April 29

The International Center, which houses International Programs, International Student and Scholar Services and Study Abroad, will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, so the office can be disinfected. Memorial Union remains closed to the public under reduced operations due to COVID-19. Anyone needing to access services from the center is encouraged…