International Center

CURRENT STUDENTS

Student check-list EACH semester:

  1. Complete and submit the Check-In form.  This is a critical step to help students stay current in the university policy, as well as compliant with the federal regulations.  Complete the process within 5 days at the beginning of the semester.  CHECK-IN Form
  2. Print new I-94 card (click HERE), IF student travel outside of the U.S. during the school break. Keep a copy for your records, and bring one copy of the I-94 to office. Deadline is the first Friday during the 1st week of classes.
  3. On the same travel topic above, if you are considering visit or travel to home country (or any where outside of the U.S.) during the next university break (thanksgiving, winter, spring break or summer) be sure to read and understand the “Before You Travel Checklist”.  If necessary, student may make an appointment with Ms. Fumi Cheever at least one week before scheduled travel date to obtain travel signature OR has immigration related questions.  Bring original I-20, passport, and next semester full time course schedule.
  4. For the community protection, the University requires students, staff and faculty undergo some health assessments.  Those who have spent over eight weeks or longer outside of the United States during the school break are expected to visit the Esry Health Center (Blum 203).  If needed, the TB blood test may be required.  Visit the health center for personal assessment.
  5. Report physical address changes within 5 days to the University.  (a) Go to student GoldLink account, and update the mailing address with the University Registrar office.  Also, (b) send email to International Center at international@missouriwestern.edu.  This is REQUIRED according to SEVIS regulation.
  6. All F1 and J1 visa holders are required to purchase University insurance.   The cost will charged to student semester bill within the first month of the semester begin date.  Review your bill in the Goldlink account and arrange payment accordingly.
  7. International students may work up part-time on-campus up to 20 hours each week.  Students may find details regarding working on campus (HERE).
  8. Students may fill out request form to obtain letters to apply for (a) drivers’ license, (b) Social Security Number for On-Campus Employment, and/or (c) invitation letter to graduation ceremony.  View “Useful Forms” drop down menu on the left.

 

The University strongly enforces SMOKE and ALCOHOL free policy.  Therefore, students, staff and faculty are prohibited from smoking (cigarette, cigar, etc.) or drinking alcohol on university property, includes on-campus residence halls and in the parking lot.  Be responsible of yours and others’ safety and well-being.

Students have the opportunity to apply for the International Ambassador & Leadership Scholarship.  The award is normally available at the beginning of the Spring semester (January-May).  As an experienced educator, we strongly encourage students to enhance learning and individual growth by challenging themselves with immersive extra-curricular campus engagement activities.  View sample of Application Form HERE for details.

Last updated July 27, 2018