Student Perspective: Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programs (UROP) at Mizzou

Mizzou is one of the major research institutions in the US.  And the undergraduate research opportunity program (UROP) at Mizzou, unlike most classroom experiences, allows students to explore the unknown through hands-on work with faculty mentors. Catherine Seidu, a Ghanaian student studying Neuroscience at Mizzou, has matured from a Freshman researcher, to now, a senior leading her own projects…

International student welcome

Orientation Helps New Students Overcome Nervousness About Studying in a New Country

Before the beginning of each semester, Mizzou brings incoming international students together for International Student Welcome orientation. It covers the basics like campus life, transportation, opening bank accounts, choosing a cell phone provider, and so on, however it’s perhaps most importantly about getting to know each other and building relationships that you will carry with…

International Student Perspective: 5 Ways to Have a Meaningful Study Abroad Experience

Yvonne Cheng is a freshman from Singapore. She just completed her first semester at Mizzou in the Pre- Respiratory Therapy Program. Coming from the bustling country of Singapore, the slower-paced life in America’s Midwest was a completely different experience. Through on-campus activities and taking advantage of cultural adjustment programs she was able to meet her academic…

Guest Blogger: How to be Successful (and have fun!) During Your First Semester

Crystaline Poh is studying Respiratory Therapy at the University of Missouri. From Singapore, life in Midwest America has offered her many challenging, but rewarding experiences that she will never forget. From addressing questions all international student have about studying abroad to sharing lessons learned from her first semester, Crystaline shares helpful insights into her university experiences thus far.…

Korean Student Shares Internship Experience

Minjeong is an intern participating in Mizzou’s International Leadership, Excellence, and Professionalism (I-LEAP) Program. She is completing her internship in the Office of International Admissions at Mizzou where she has gained hands-on experience with the international student application process. She is from Cheonan, Korea and is double majoring in English Language and International Trade. After her…