International Student Services


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Step 1: Obtaining a US visa

1. Sign page one of the I-20 form
2. Collect all the necessary documents
3. Contact U.S. Consulate for your visa appointment.  More information about the documents needed:
4. Pay the I-901 fee before going for the visa interview.  Further details:
**Note:  Your passport must be valid for at least six months at any point of your studies in the U.S.

2. On-Campus Housing

The residence halls open August 24, 2015 for international students. Please arrange your travel schedule accordingly.  You may be required to stay in a hotel if you arrive prior to August 24, 2015.   ALL residents are required to submit a housing application as well as a $100 deposit prior to their arrival.  Students are strongly encouraged to complete the online application at

3. Health and Immunization Forms

It is very important that you complete the Health History Forms.  The Health History Forms are on the Health Center website:  Please translate all immunization and health records to English before submitting to Health Services.  Please send all documents before your arrival. You may scan the documents and e-mailed them to Ms Pam Esely at and bring the originals when you arrive.

4. Arranging Airport pick-up

If you require assistance for airport pick-up, you must arrive on August 24. Please email your travel itinerary at least two weeks before your arrival. The airport is about 45 minutes from Missouri Western State University so timely information is appreciated.

5. Attend Orientation

The new international student orientation is mandatory for all new international students at Missouri Western.  The Spring orientation will begin on August 25, 2015.  You have to bring your passport and stamped I-20 to orientation session on August 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  Information regarding the orientation location will be emailed at a later date.

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