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K-12 outreach


In Kaleidoscope, a community-outreach program, University of Missouri international students and scholars visit area elementary schools to teach children about their home countries.

Launched during MU's International Education Week celebration in 2004, Kaleidoscope has expanded to serve schools in and around Columbia throughout the school year. Elementary students benefit from interacting with visitors from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and presenters gain valuable experience from communicating with American schoolchildren.

Presenters are available from a wide variety of countries. If you are interested in participating in the Kaleidoscope program as a presenting scholar or a host school, please contact the International Center at 573-882-6007. Please notify us four to six weeks in advance to allow proper preparation time.