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Barbara Lindeman named first director of student international health, safety and security

Published Jan. 17, 2018

To continue enhancing its capabilities to support student travel abroad, the MU International Center has named Barbara Lindeman its first director of student international health, safety and security. Lindeman assumed this role Jan. 8, 2018. In accordance with the University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations, the International Center is responsible for ensuring the health, safety…

Welcome, Austin

Published Dec. 21, 2017

The International Center is pleased to welcome Austin Chevess to its staff. Austin will be serving as the new front desk assistant. He earned a bachelor's degree in international studies from the University of Missouri with minors in business and art history. As an undergrad, he studied abroad in China where he visited seven major…

International Center closed Dec. 25–Jan. 1

Published Dec. 18, 2017

The International Center 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 Tuesday, Jan. 2. Additionally, afternoon walk-in advising for international students will be canceled Friday, Dec. 22. If you need help regarding the health…

Welcome, Heidi, Allison and Brendan

Published Nov. 20, 2017

The International Center is pleased to welcome three new members to its study abroad staff. Heidi Prillwitz joins the center as a senior study abroad coordinator. She holds a master's degree in education and human development from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Taylor University in Indiana.…

Students reflect on study abroad experiences during International Education Week

Published Nov. 13, 2017

In conjunction with the start of International Education Week, the International Center recognized MU study abroad participants while sharing stories and images that illustrate what the experience is like with prospective study abroad students. The winners of the 2017 Study Abroad Photo Contest were announced, and two students shared their study abroad experiences in the…

Welcome, Aubrey and Chris

Published Sept. 13, 2017

The International Center is pleased to welcome two new staff members, Aubrey Siess and Chris Huh. Aubrey Siess joins the center as a strategic communications associate. She has a degree in strategic communications and music from the University of the Ozarks with a minor in political science. As an undergraduate, she studied art and culture…

Request for proposals: Online International Learning Courses (Honors)

Published Sept. 8, 2017

Deadline: Oct. 2 The MU Honors College and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs, with support from the university, the Panda Charitable Foundation, and Andrew and Peggy Cherng, are accepting proposals from MU faculty who wish to integrate international and global learning into their courses through online methods. See the full request for proposals…

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…

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, 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…