Missouri is home to more than 200 NAFSA members working at 13 public four-year colleges and universities, 19 public two-year colleges, one public two-year technical college, 25 independent colleges and universities, 152 proprietary schools and a range of high schools, and other institutions.

Missouri International Educators Meeting (MIEM)

The Missouri International Educators Meeting (MIEM) took place in beautiful Cape Girardeau, June 17-18, hosted by Southeast Missouri State University. MIEM 2019 included two NAFSA CEP pre-conference workshops, a networking reception, and a full day of content rich sessions and updates. Over 40 attendees from around the state participated, providing an engaging platform for Missouri international educators. Thank you to the outstanding international team at Southeast Missouri State University for hosting the 2019 MIEM.

As the annual NAFSA conference will be held in St. Louis in May 2020, MIEM will not be held in 2020. In lieu of MIEM, Missouri International Educators are encouraged to attend and connect at the annual conference.

International Education Day at the Capitol

Every year international students and study abroad participants from around the state gather for a day of learning and sharing at the state capitol in Jefferson City. International Education Day 2019 was held on April 10, 2019. Information for 2020 will be released shortly. Please contact Britta Wright, or Dawn Huffman, for additional information regarding this annual event.

Missouri International Networks

Study Missouri

The Study Missouri Consortium is a grassroots organizational of colleges and universities across Missouri dedicated to promoting international education.

The Mission of Study Missouri is to support and enhance the capacity of member institutions, individually and collectively, to foster international experiences and cross-cultural competence among students, faculty and citizens in Missouri and to facilitate communication, cooperation, and expansion of international educational activities and exchanges in the State of Missouri.

Meetings are held quarterly. For inquiries regarding meeting or call-in dates and times, or for membership inquiries, please contact Ms. Dawn Huffman, Chair of Study Missouri, or Patrick Parnell, Chair-Elect, and please visit www.studymissouri.net.

Study Missouri 2019 Meeting Schedule:

  • June 17: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO | MIEM
  • Sep. 13: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO
  • Dec.13: 1:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Columbia College, Columbia, MO

Mid-Missouri Advisors to Internationals Network (MAIN)

In 1997, MAIN started as a group of international student advisers who met monthly to discuss topics related to international students and scholars. The group has expanded to encompass all facets of international education and continues to meet on the third Friday of each month, except for August. MAIN provides attendees with the opportunity to share best practices, network with other professionals and receive updates on immigration and regulatory issues. For meeting details for MAIN, contact Tonya Veltrop at [email protected]

International Education Council (IEC)

IEC is a group of international student advisers and other professionals from St. Louis area schools and southern Illinois that meet monthly.

Please join the IEC Yahoo group or contact India Baker Hudspeth, IEC Chair, for meeting times and locations.