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COVID-19: MU cancels study abroad programs and university-related student international travel for summer 2020

Published March 19, 2020

Updated July 30, 2020, 7 p.m. MU International Programs, along with the rest of the university, has been continually monitoring COVID-19. The U.S. Department of State has issued a global level 4 health advisory and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a global level 3 travel warning. In light on the…

Advising moves to online sessions

Published March 18, 2020

Due to University of Missouri guidance encouraging campus employees to work remotely, all advising for international students and scholars and study abroad is now being offered as online sessions. International students can schedule an online advising appointment through MU Connect. International scholars should contact their adviser to schedule an online/phone appointment. Study abroad students can…

COVID-19: MU canceling all study abroad programs for spring 2020

Published March 11, 2020

This evening, President Trump announced that the U.S. is suspending all travel between the U.S. and Europe for 30 days beginning at midnight Friday, March 13, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. According to his statement, “These restrictions will be adjusted subject to conditions on the ground. There will be exemptions for…

COVID-19: Advisory on student independent travel (MU students currently abroad)

Published March 4, 2020

Dear MU students, We are contacting you because you are participating in a study abroad program or university-related international travel during spring 2020 or academic year 2019/20. We understand that spring break recess is coming up soon for some of you. This message provides guidance regarding independent travel throughout the duration of your time abroad.  …

COVID-19: Study abroad program cancellations for Italy

Published Feb. 28, 2020

This evening, the CDC and Department of State both issued travel warnings for Italy (CDC travel warning level three; Department of State travel advisory level three). In accordance with the MU student international travel policy, university-sponsored student travel to Italy is currently prohibited. We have canceled study abroad programs in Italy for spring, spring break…

COVID-19: Study abroad program cancellations for China, South Korea

Published Feb. 27, 2020

The University of Missouri is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19, a novel (new) coronavirus that began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. At this time, China has a Department of State travel advisory level four: do not travel and a CDC travel warning level three: avoid nonessential travel. South Korea has a Department of…

International Programs awards five students study abroad planning scholarship

Published Feb. 21, 2020

University of Missouri International Programs is pleased to announce the recipients of the first Council on International Initiatives Study Abroad Scholarship: Marc Brazeal, Katelynn Montgomery, Jacob Salk, Lynnya Simmons and Alejandra Vargas. The annual CII Scholarship provides $2,000 towards study abroad per recipient. This scholarship, available to MU freshmen and sophomores planning to study abroad,…

Call for nominations: MU Study Abroad Teaching Excellence Award

Published Feb. 12, 2020

The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, April 10. MU International Programs seeks outstanding faculty nominations for the inaugural Study Abroad Teaching Excellence Award. The nomination deadline is Monday, March 30, 2020. This award recognizes the exceptional and meaningful work carried out by faculty in global teaching, student learning and curriculum design for…

Call for proposals: Funding support for research collaborations through Tri-Continental Partnership

Published Feb. 12, 2020

The Tri-Continental Partnership (3C) is a trilateral agreement between the University of Missouri, the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and Ghent University in Belgium. The MU Council on International Initiatives invites proposals from MU faculty to support research collaborations with 3C partners. Details Five awards of up to $2,500 will be granted…

COVID-19: Message to MU students abroad

Published Jan. 31, 2020

Dear MU students, The MU International Center is closely monitoring the outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus that began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. We are monitoring this evolving situation with the MU Student Health Center. On Jan. 30, 2020, the U.S. Department of State raised the travel advisory for China to level four:…