MAIN is a network of Missouri colleagues in international education that formed in 1996. Tonya Veltrop,director, of Study Abroad at University of Missouri -School of Journalism , and Britta Wright, director  of International Programs at Columbia College, coordinate the agenda and co-chair the meetings for international educators from Missouri. Participants have included representatives from:

  • A.T. Still University
  • Central Christian College of the Bible
  • Central Methodist University
  • Columbia College
  • Columbia Independent School
  • Lincoln University
  • Linn State Technical College director, of Study Abroad at University of Missouri -School of Journalism
  • Moberly Area Community College
  • New Tribes Mission
  • Stephens College
  • Summit America Insurance Services
  • Truman State University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
  • Westminster College
  • William Woods University

Discussion topics relate to international education and include admissions, recruiting, immigration advising, programming, administrative office concerns, internationalizing the campus community, and much more!

Currently, meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at Columbia College, with some exceptions.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Tonya (Tonya.Veltrop[at] or Britta (blwright[at] for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!