Kaleidoscope is a community outreach program where MU international students and scholars visit area elementary schools or other educational programs to share about their home countries and cultures.
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 school 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 — international students and scholars come to MU from more than 100 countries each year.
Kaleidoscope is temporarily paused for the 2021/22 academic year.