International Student Services

Student Testimonials

At MWSU, you won't feel lonely or lost here as the staff and faculty are caring and helpful. All you need is to ask and they will help you without any reservations! The office of International Student Services is like a family for international students. It organizes various events where you can taste the diversity and meet the people from different races. As said by Renee Olstead, "teachers and mentors challenge you to think and guide you to find your own voice" and you will find such teacher and mentors here at Missouri Western. . . . . Ram Vuppari, Information Management, INDIA, Master 2017
Rambabu Vuppari

Rambabu Vuppari


Shi Qing Ong

Shi Qing Ong

Through International Student Council, I have made many friends who are here to support me when I feel homesick. It is a safe and friendly environment, the students are provided the freedom to celebrate their beliefs, while treating each other with respect as members of the same family. I also enjoy the events the International Student Services organized to help us promote and share our own culture. I am grateful to be part of this family! . . . Shi Qing Ong, Undergraduate Junior, Biology major, MALAYSIA. Editor's comment: Missouri Western is proud have Shi Qing on the Women Golf Collegiate Athletic team! GoGriff!

My definition for MWSU is We Are Griffons! Once you are a Griffon, this fact will never change. Griffons have strong bond with professors, staff, and students. This warm friendship and personal attention is what makes me today. No matter how much the world around you changed, Griffons remain united. #InternationalFamily #WeAreOne #YouAreWelcomeHere #GoGriffs! . . . Faye Thammarat, Undergraduate Freshman, Biology major, THAILAND
Faye Thammarat

Faye Thammarat


Bingxin Song

Bingxin Song

I studied at MWSU as an exchange student two years ago, and I had two wonderful semesters here. Thus, I decided to come back to pursue my academic dream after I finished my study in China. All my teachers are very nice, and they help me a lot and give me many great advice on my future development. My life here is colorful because there are abundant activities on campus, and people here are very enthusiastic. In addition to getting a good education, I grew up a lot, equipped with international perspective and cross-cultural skills to face the world. . . . Bingxin Song, Undergraduate Senior, Psychology major, CHINA

Missouri Western gives me a lot of opportunities not only in education. It all began with the International Student Services office which supports students to make them succeed and to involve the students with the new environment. The campus atmosphere makes everyone feel like we are one family. Also all staff and professors do their best to make everything happen for meet student needs. Plus, the activity on campus and off campus, even if it academic or social, gives more benefits to students for their education and personal growth. All students who I know graduated from Missouri Western, they got jobs of their dream. All thanks to Missouri Western. . . . Ibrahim Al-Qahtani, Undergraduate Senior, Electronics & Computer Engineering major, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
Ibrahim Al-Qahtani

Ibrahim Al-Qahtani


Jianfeng Huang

Jianfeng Huang

It is a good choice to be one of the students studying in MWSU. The professors are so friendly, any questions that I was confused about I received great support from them. As an international student, I enjoy the activities held by the international student service office and hanging out with students from different countries, a transformative experience I will never forget in my life. . . . . Jianfeng Huang, Master candidate, Chemistry major, CHINA

Missouri Western State University provides me a distinct platform that guide me in my study for my career development. I was emotionally overwhelmed by the love and care from our International Student Services, and having a great time with students from other countries and cultures. This let me to know that I am the part of something bigger than education, and I proudly say that we are an international family. . . . Rubi Ullak, Undergraduate Freshman, Business Management major, NEPAL
Rubi Ullak

Rubi Ullak


Brenda Liao

Brenda Liao

MWSU Information Management graduate school is one of few colleges in the States which offers excellent Enterprise Resource Planning program. With very helpful professors and staffs, students gain not only advanced studies but also professional skills needed to immediately used in their careers. I am so proud of being a member of MWSU. Come join us, this big international family! I guarantee you will have an unforgettable memory in your life. . . . Brenda Liao Ching-Jung, Information Management major, TAIWAN R.O.C., Master 2017

I am truly happy that I have had the opportunity to choose to come to Missouri Western State University. I have started school here last year, fall of 2016 and currently in my second semester. As I go on to the next semesters, I discover how each and every semester is so different from one another, full of adventures, fun activities, beautifully organized events and how important our “International Family” is to me and all of us here. My experience so far have been one of the best in my life. Encouragement, self-development, support-system, and name it all and I got them through all my amazing friends I have made here. I couldn’t be more blessed. The professors too are friendly and they are always there to help me out and my International Family is my second family, my own family here in the U.S. away from home. . . . Rokaiya Rahman Reshmee, Undergraduate Freshman, Marketing major, BANGLADESH
Rokaiya Rahman Reshmee

Rokaiya Rahman Reshmee


Caleb Poku

Caleb Poku

MWSU has always been the school for all, it opens it opportunities for its students and it a place where everybody will wish to be. I never knew how happy I will be when coming here, it more like my second home. "Success is not determined by what you do but what you plan to do with your future and how good you want to be," and it all begins in MWSU. Success is not determined by who you are but the people and community we lived in will determine our success by their influence. MWSU is the place of becoming a successful person no matter where you from or who you are, it wants best for all it students. MWSU is a place to dream of being at. . . . Caleb Poku, Undergraduate Freshman, Computer Science major, GHANA

International Student Council (ISC)

International Student Council welcomes all students. The council's President, Dianah Hidzir or better known as Dena, is an Undergraduate Senior, Public Relations major from Malaysia. She believes that "being one of the international students here is more than just being a student. It is also being a part of a big family, providing you that sense of belonging; other than what you get when living in your own home. The knowledge that you gain, the experiences that you share, and the friendships that you create are the treasures that will make you appreciate being in college much, much more."

Updated on March 2, 2017