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Prepare for new arrivals

New #InternationalBears will begin to arrive in July - expect to see new faces visiting your offices and campus.

Student volunteers needed for orientation

Encourage current students to apply as International Student Ambassadors to help welcome students at New International Student Orientation.

Register kids for summer language and culture camps

Youth ages 10-14 will study language and culture this summer at the Foreign Language Institute.

Office 365 training opportunities

Online and seated classes available through Computer Services.

Upcoming events

Independence Day Holiday

July 3-4

International Conversation Circles

July 5-31

Free Portrait Day

July 6 • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Spanish Summer Language Camp

July 10-13

German Summer Language Camp

July 17-20

French Summer Language Camp

July 17-20

Japanese Summer Language Camp

July 24-27

latest news

ILTC Summer Industry Tours

Vans full of International Leadership and Training Center students have been crisscrossing the state of Missouri throughout the month of June. Students studying agriculture - agribusiness, crop science, livestock, and viticulture - have visited Missouri's natural resources, farms of various sizes and types, and vineyards across the state as part of the Ningxia Agriculture Program.

This isn't just a road trip. It's an important and intense component of training for these students. Adding this experience to their resumes will be a major asset – their future employers are looking for new hires familiar with US agricultural and business practices and cultural norms.
Students learned llamas are more than great selfie partners - they provide protection for sheep.
Hands on work in Mountain Grove provided practical experience.
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University Partner Visit

Officials from Ningxia University visited Missouri State in conjunction with the ILTC Ningxia Agriculture Program. University officials evaluated the program, meeting with ILTC leadership as well as Missouri State officials, Dr. Jim Baker and Dr. Frank Einhellig.
Ningxia University officials visited Springfield.

Focus on latin american recruitment efforts

As part of our international recruitment efforts, Missouri State recently participated at high schools fairs in Colombia, South America. Over 300 Colombian high school students had the chance to hear first hand about English language, summer immersion, and undergraduate programs at Missouri State.
Prospective future Bears met with a Missouri State rep.

Chinese Student Leadership Program builds important skills

CSLP members attended several workshops and visited community organizations as part of the CSLP training program in June. In order to help these 10 student leaders be prepared and qualified to mentor new Chinese students, training helps develop leadership, intercultural, and interpersonal skills. The leaders are appreciative of Missouri State faculty and staff, professionals, and the local community support shown during training.
CSLP members learned about city management in Springfield.
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Congratulations to LNU-MSU #BearGrads

LNU-MSU College of International Business graduates celebrated earning AA degrees at commencement June 28. Of 276 graduates, 109 plan to attend Missouri State University - Springfield beginning in the fall.

Learn more about LNU-MSU
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Join International Conversation Circles

The English Language Institute will host visiting students all summer long and you're invited to get involved. Join International Conversation Circles Monday and Wednesay evenings in July for an opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

Free ESL courses for local community

The English Language Institute will offer free ESL courses to local community members as part of the CELTA training program. Courses are taught by teachers-in-training, supervised by exeperienced instructors, as part of their certificate program. Find the class schedule online.
Preparing for graduation ceremony at LNU-MSU College of International Business. Happy day for our students. @Jimbaker48

Student Spotlight - Thomas Romainville

Year: Junior
Major: Mass Media
Hometown: Moxhe, Belgium

After studying as a high school exchange student in Seymour, Missouri, Thomas Romainville decided to stay in southwest Missouri for college.

Now a member of the Media, Journalism, and Film department, Romainville participates in on-campus film productions, is a member of the Student Affairs Council Film Committee and Phi Theta Kappa, and is on the executive board of the International Public Affairs Leaders (IPALs). He was recognized as Distinguished International Phi Theta Kappa member in 2016. One of his productions won best cinematography at the 2017 OTC Film Festival. Participation in campus organizations and community events has helped him prepare for his career in the industry.
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