Giving to International Programs

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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.

Gift opportunities

International Programs Afghanistan Emergency Fund

The MU International Programs Afghanistan Emergency Fund seeks to evacuate 60 family members of University of Missouri students, alumni, faculty and staff who are stranded in Afghanistan. Mizzou’s Afghan community members have strong ties to the United States through their participation in the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious Fulbright scholarship program, previous affiliations with U.S. agencies and companies, or employment at MU. Due to these affiliations, their immediate and extended family members are in danger of harassment and persecution by the Taliban. Your gift to this fund will support MU students, alumni, faculty, staff and their families fleeing Afghanistan, including the costs of humanitarian parole application fees, consular visa fees, transportation, accommodations and other related expenses as they resettle in the United States. There’s no better time to show your support for Mizzou’s international community.

International Programs is also seeking sponsors for humanitarian parole applications for the family members of Afghan students, faculty, staff and alumni. Email international@missouri.edu to learn more.

Give to International Programs Afghanistan Emergency Fund
 

International Student Emergency Fund

Mizzou’s international student community continues to face particular hardship due to global crises like the current security emergency in Afghanistan, recent earthquake in Haiti and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Your gift provides emergency assistance to students struggling to afford basic needs like food, rent and medical expenses — plus other obstacles to student success. Your gift can make a significant and immediate difference in a student’s life. Mizzou is, and always has been, made stronger through the contributions of our international community.

Give to international student emergency fund
 

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 need or programs and activities that integrate international students and scholars into the life of our campus and our community.

Give to international student and scholar fund
 

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.

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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.

Give to areas of greatest need