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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
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Wed25Jan20174pm - 5pmBlum 218/219
Meet the World is a speed meeting event with your new friends from all over the world! You will get to mingle with a great number of new MWSU friends in a short amount of time.
Tue15Nov20167:00 pmSpratt 101
Mon14Nov20163:00 pmFulkerson Center
Sat12Nov20166:00 pmRemington Atrium
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.
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.
Wed19Oct20167:00 pmBlum 222-223
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.
Wed28Sep20163:00 pmBlum 218-219
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.
Wed14Sep20167:00 pmPotter Hall Auditorium
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.
Tue12Apr2016Capitol 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.
Tue29Mar20162:00 pmBehind Resident Halls (Band Practice Field)
Welcoming 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!
Ping 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!
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Wed09Mar2016Thu07Apr2016Griffon Indoor Sports Complex
We 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: email@example.com 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.
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.
“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!
Fri25Sep20154:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Blum 218/219
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.
Wed23Sep20151 p.m. to 3 p.m.Blum
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.
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Fri11Sep20153:00pm – 6:00pmRemington Atrium
Ice cream social and networking opportunity for all 45 new and 80 returning international students at Missouri Western.
Thu10Sep20155:00pm – 6:00pmVenue: Griffon Hall**, Conference room.
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