Offices, Programs and Organizations Here to Serve You!

Offices, Programs and Organizations Here to Serve You!
  • Missouri State University staff is dedicated to helping your adjustment to life at Missouri State go smoothly.
  • Prior to coming to Missouri State, you will receive an arrival information packet with step-by-step instructions on how to get started at Missouri State.
  • Complimentary airport pickup upon your arrival to Springfield will be provided.
  • International students are required to arrive to campus prior to the beginning of their first semester. Missouri State provides temporary on-campus housing for a minimal nightly fee. If you prefer temporary off-campus housing, we can suggest hotels near the Missouri State campus offering special student rates. If your campus housing contract has not been confirmed, campus and community volunteers will be available to assist you in securing adequate off-campus semester housing.
  • On-campus advisors provide you with the information you need to get registered for your first semester classes.
  • Our International Student Services office can help you review your tuition payment options, health insurance and tuberculosis testing requirements, immigration requirements and more.
  • The International Student Orientation provides the information you need to become part of the Missouri State University community.
  • A Career Center to help you prepare for your career, learn more about the job market, and learn how to conduct a job search.
  • The Bear CLAW Center for Learning and Writing can provide math, accounting and psychology tutors. The Writing Center can assist you with your writing projects.
  • The University hosts multiple international events during the academic year such as International Education Week, Multicultural Fair, and the International Banquet.
  • You may choose to join The Association of International Students (AIS), a student organization where international students can share their cultures with members of Missouri State and Springfield communities while making friends from all over the world.
  • Become a part of International Friends, an organization started by volunteers in the Springfield area to help build relationships between international students and community members. The organization pairs international students with a Springfield-area family to provide a platform for friendship and mutual understanding. Some activities that students and families do together include: family dinners, excursions to local attractions, general conversation and sharing of culture.
  • Visit The International Center providing information and support for all students and faculty to promote international education.