International Student Services

Our Events

International Student Services hosts and promotes a wide variety of events to help international students adjust to life in the U.S., meet other international and domestic students, and provide students with opportunities to share their culture with the campus and the St. Joseph community. ISS holds events such as the International Lecture Series, International Fair, One World Soccer Tournament, semester mixers, and participating on Homecoming events. ISS also works closely with the International Student Club (ISC) when planning activities. All of our events are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the St. Joseph community.  We encourage you to attend! If you have any suggestions for future events, or if you or your department would like to collaborate with us, please send us an email at iss@missouriwestern.edu.  We would love to hear from you!

Check out the Gallery pictures and join us for the next event!

  • Fri
    02
    Dec
    2016
    4-5PMBlum 218/219

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  • Tue
    15
    Nov
    2016
    7:00 pmSpratt 101

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     Noor Tagouri is a Journalist, Ted Talk Speaker speaker, and the first woman in Playboy Magazine to Wear a Hijab.  Noor is a first generation Libyan-American will be coming to MWSU to speak and expose cultural injustices especially challenges that women go through on a global scale

  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2016
    3:00 pmFulkerson Center

     

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    Please join us for one of MWSU's most attended events. Our 5th Annual International Fair will take place in Fulkerson Center @3PM-6PM. Come learn about different countries, cultures presented by our international students. This program is free and open to the Public!

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016
    Thu
    17
    Nov
    2016
  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016
    6:00 pmRemington Atrium

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    Come join our International Family for the Kick-Off of the International Week at MWSU! Come meet International Students, dance, eat ice cream, and enjoy the weekend with DJ Abhari

  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2016
    5PM-7:00PMBlum 218

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    Diwali ‘'Festival of lights’ ‘is one of the biggest and ancient festivals in India, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness. People light up their houses and exchange gifts with family and friends. Diwali is incomplete without fireworks and great food. It brings all the communities together for this event irrespective of their religion or nationality.

    On Campus:

    It is a great opportunity to celebrate this event with people from all nationalities on campus. It will promote cultural exchange and fun evening with music, dance, fireworks and food.

  • Wed
    19
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 pmBlum 222-223

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    The Student Government Association and International Student Services will be hosting a presidential debate watch party at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Blum 222-223. The program will start with an international student panel discussing the world’s view of the 2016 presidential debate, including how the rest of the world is reacting. Then, the presidential debate will be shown. Food and drinks will be provided by the SGA.

  • Wed
    28
    Sep
    2016
    3:00 pmBlum 218-219

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    Come find out how hard it really is to arrive and get into the United States told by International Students.

    From getting their VISA interviews to going through customs, they will tell their experiences about the obsticles they go through to come to the USA.

  • Mon
    19
    Sep
    2016
    4-5:30PMBlum 218-219

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    Festival to Celebrate the Mid-Autmn Festival in China, which is also celebrated in various Asian countries. Celbrated to Welcome in the Autmn season. This is meant to bring families and friends together to give thanksgiving.

    Program of the festival includes: poems, folk music, songs, dances, games & gifts. 

  • Wed
    14
    Sep
    2016
    7:00 pmPotter Hall Auditorium

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    Step Afrika is a talented dance troupe that infuses modern stepping with traditional African dancing to provide an enriching education experience, while providing an appreciation for the arts.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about  a different  culture and learn some steps for themselves as part of the performance.

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016
    4-5PMBlum 218-219

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    “Meet the World” is an “Speed-Meeting”; without the dating aspect, event with your new friends from all over the world. You will get to know and mingle with great number of new International MWSU friends in short time. Free event with feeling of world travel minus jet-lag!

  • Tue
    12
    Apr
    2016
    Capitol Plaza Hotel

    International Education Day at the Capitol is set for Tuesday, April 12th. To participate, reserve your seat before Thursday, March 31st. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the legislative process, network with other international and study-abroad students from across the state and enjoy lunch at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.

    Besides, this year there will be a presentation for international and study abroad students about how to communicate their international education experience on their resume and during job interviews. The presentation will be held immediately following lunch.State Capitol

  • Tue
    29
    Mar
    2016
    2:00 pmBehind Resident Halls (Band Practice Field)

    Holi Festival of ColorsWelcoming everybody! Come be a part of a great celebration with Indian international students. Have fun, dance, play, get colored, and be joyful with the Holi Festival of Colors . Start your spring right! Make sure you wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!

  • Tue
    22
    Mar
    2016
    6:00 pm

    ping pong paddlePing Pong Tournament for the students will take place on Tuesday, March 22nd at 6 p.m. until finished. The top eight students will play in the Krikor Partamian Ping Pong Tournament on April 2nd at 6:30 p.m. until finished.

    Play in the tournament or just come to show your support. This is a fundraiser for the International Student Program. Register at Recreation Services or International services website by Friday, March 18th. Space is limited!

    Rules:

    Singles tournament

    Best 2 out of 3

    Double Elimination

  • Wed
    09
    Mar
    2016
    Thu
    07
    Apr
    2016
    Griffon Indoor Sports Complex

    SoccerWe welcome faculty, staff, and students to participate in the exciting One World Soccer
    Tournament this year! This event is sponsored by International Student Services, International
    Student Association, and Recreation Services. This year’s registration deadline will be March 4th at
    4:30 pm, and the registration fee for each person is $5.00, with a maximum of 11 people per
    team. The tournament dates are March 9th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30th, April 4th, 6th, and 7th at 8:00 p.m. in the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex. You may sign up as a team of up to 11
    people, or you may sign up individually and we can place you on a team. Hope to see you on the
    soccer field. For more information contact: iss@missouriwestern.edu or the International Student
    Services office at 816-271-4150. Team forms may also be picked up and returned to the
    International Student Services office in Blum 210 or accessed by clicking on the link below by March 4th. The $5.00 per person fee is due when you submit your registration form.

    One World Soccer Tournament Captain Contract and Registration Form

  • Thu
    18
    Feb
    2016
    4:00pm-5:00pmSpratt 203

    file-page1Stereotyping or misconception can be caused by not only how people look but also how they talk. How is a day like for a parson with a strong accent. During this session, number of panel speakers who are English as a second language share their experiences and challenges.

  • Wed
    10
    Feb
    2016
    4:00pm-5:00pmBlum 218/219

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    When two people from different culture come together in the name of love, there can be very unique and unexpected challenges they need to overcome. These can be overwhelming but rewarding. This session, attendees will learn how panel speakers successfully keep their relationship with a partner who is from different culture.

  • Mon
    08
    Feb
    2016
    6:00 pmBlum 222/223

    12633724_581892831970515_5742944665637011180_oCome celebrate New Year in Chinese traditional way. There will be food, music, dance, and much more! Please RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 3rd by emailing yliu@missouriwestern.edu

  • Tue
    26
    Jan
    2016
    4:00pm-5:00pmBlum 218/219

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    “Meet the World” is an “Speed-Meeting” event with your new friends from all over the world. You will get to know and mingle with great number of new MWSU friends in short time. Free event with feeling of world travel minus jet-lag!

  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2015
    4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Blum 218/219

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    Program of the festival includes: poems, folk music, songs, dances, games & gifts. You will have a unique opportunity to try Chinese snacks, tea and fruits.

  • Wed
    23
    Sep
    2015
    1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Blum

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    Saudi Students at MWSU invites you to join the celebration of the 85th National Day of Saudi Arabia. Enjoy Saudi Arabian food and learn about the culture and customs of Saudi Arabia. This event is free and open to the public.

    Great news! we have an article being posted on St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN website about the event. You may read the full article at newspressnow.com. .

  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2015
    3:00pm – 6:00pmRemington Atrium

    Ice Cream Social

    Ice cream social and networking opportunity for all 45 new and 80 returning international students at Missouri Western.

  • Thu
    10
    Sep
    2015
    5:00pm – 6:00pmVenue: Griffon Hall**, Conference room.

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    This program is going to be about GriffonLink and resume building and will give an opportunity for a lot of international students to learn the correct format of a resume used in the United States. It is highly recommended to bring your current resume to get it revised.

    Snacks and drinks will be provided.

    **To get in Griffon Hall please contact Miu at 816-273-4848