Thank you very much for your interest in supporting international education at MU. We like to say that International Programs facilitates all things international at Mizzou. Support from alumni and friends helps make this possible and is greatly appreciated.
Your donation has an immediate impact on the services we are able to provide to international students at the University of Missouri, American students who want to pursue educational experiences abroad, and efforts to provide an international atmosphere right here on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. For example, since lack of funding is the reason cited most often for students not participating in study abroad, your gift can help provide scholarships that allow undergraduate and graduate students to take advantage of this life-changing opportunity. Scholarships for current or prospective international students can likewise make a world of difference to a student in need. Finally, your gift could make possible programming efforts such as speakers, films or faculty workshops that bring an international perspective not only to our campus, but to the entire community.
Study Abroad Scholarship Fund
Mizzou has made it a campus priority to increase study abroad participation to 30% by 2023. This reflects the university’s commitment to producing graduates who can communicate across cultural and national boundaries in their personal and professional lives. Your gift will afford students transformational opportunities they otherwise would not have.
International Student and Scholar Fund
International students and scholars come to MU from more than 100 countries around the world. They not only enrich our campus and community while they are here, but they return home with a better understanding of American life and culture. Gifts to this area might support international students in financial crisis or programs and activities that integrate international students and scholars into the life of our campus and our community.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mizzou’s international student community is especially in need of support right now. Gifts to this fund will help international students struggling to afford basic needs like food, rent and medical expenses — plus other obstacles to student success.
Areas of Greatest Need
Gifts to support areas of greatest need enable university leadership to act strategically and quickly when unexpected opportunities or challenges arise. That could mean providing scholarship support for study abroad experiences or international students and scholars, attracting stellar faculty from around the world or creating innovative programs that deliver unique educational and personal development experiences.