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  The status of legislation to block scholarships and financial aid for Missouri students whose parents brought them illegally to the U.S. is being disputed.

Missouri is attracting to foreign students

Nov 21, 2014

Foreign students are finding their way to Missouri and attending the state’s universities.

Meg Goddard knows how hard the transition is for international students going to college in the United States.  That’s why she and fellow Columbia College student Jovan Ilic are starting a business called “Fresh Start” to help students coming from other countries feel a little more at home right away.

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Missouri's colleges and universities continue to educate an increasing number of international students.

MU celebrates international community

Sep 25, 2013
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University of Missouri students got the chance to see firsthand the many countries that their peers represent – at yesterday morning's annual International Day Flag Ceremony.  The ceremony began with a parade through campus with flags representing every home country of an international student at MU.

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The number of international students enrolled at Missouri colleges and universities has topped 16,000.

An annual report by the Institution of International Education says Missouri's public and private higher education facilities had 16,061 international students during the 2011-2012 academic year. That was up 6.3 percent from the previous year.

The state Department of Higher Education says most foreign students pay full tuition at Missouri institutions. The report estimates that international students spent about $418 million in Missouri.

MizzouDiversity Summit ends Tuesday

Oct 30, 2012
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The 2012 MizzouDiversity Summit ends today after 2 days. The goal was to strengthen the MU identity as a culture that values diversity.  

Columbia welcomes international students

Aug 15, 2012

As College students make their way back to Columbia this week, thousands of international students are among them. At Stephens Lake Park, an event is meant to help these students adjust to their new city.