International Student Ambassadors

International student ambassadors are current Mizzou students who are here to answer your questions. Our international students come from many different countries, speak a variety of languages, and pursue various majors and interests on campus. Ambassadors are knowledgeable about all aspects of Mizzou: degree programs, student clubs, dining halls, arriving in Columbia — you name it. They are excited to talk to you and help you become a Tiger, too. Please feel free to contact anyone below.

Fatima

Fatima

Hometown: Qatif

Home country: Saudi Arabia

Major: Industrial Engineering

Languages I speak: Arabic, English

  • Food from home that I miss the most: Shawarma
  • What impresses me about Mizzou: The beauty of the campus
  • My on-campus job: I work at Campus Dining
  • An interesting fact about me: Prior to enrolling as an Industrial Engineering student, I studied English with the Intensive English Program on campus.

Contact Fatima

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Eva

Hometown: Taipei

Home country: Taiwan

Major: Information Technology

Languages I speak: Mandarin, English

  • Favorite class taken: NEP 1340 Intro to Exercise and Fitness. It is not from my major but it’s interesting and fun. The final project is to design an exercise training program for yourself.
  • What would you tell a prospective student about your Mizzou experience: Mizzou provides a lot of great opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, so I could explore new things, have connections with people around the globe, and learn more about myself. The community is really friendly and open to all. Don’t hesitate to step out of your comfort zone and try new things!
  • Favorite movie/TV show: Friends is my first and favorite TV series of all time.
  • Fun Fact: My whole family (my parents and my older sister) are all MU Tigers!

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Ana

Ana

Hometown: Brasilia

Home country: Brazil

Major: International business

Languages I speak: Portuguese, English

  • Favorite restaurant in Columbia: Bubblecup Tea Zone
  • Favorite quote: "Have courage and be kind." —Cinderella
  • Describe your Mizzou experience: Mizzou is where you can feel comfortable to be yourself and discover your future, a place that you can call home, meet different people and learn with them. Even while missing the place they are from, it is possible to find something similar to home on campus due to its cultural diversity. The professors are always respectful and committed to getting the best results of their students, pushing them to challenge themselves.

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Yuxi

Yuxi

Hometown: Xian

Home country: China

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Languages I speak: Chinese, English, French

  • Why did you choose Mizzou: I chose Mizzou for several reasons. First off, my dream is to be a war correspondent, and Mizzou provides a top-notch journalism education with real-life opportunities. Secondly, I love the traditional campus of Mizzou and believe the atmosphere can help me to develop personally and also in academic studies. Last but not least, I felt the strong humanistic care of Mizzou while I was making my decision. Everyone involved in my application process was always willing to help.
  • What were you excited about and/or nervous about before you left your home country: I was afraid that I wouldn’t make any friends, because I am not that outgoing and I don’t enjoy party life so much. But I was wrong because there are all kinds of culture organizations for international students and different types of social activities for everyone.
  • Are you involved in any research on campus: I am now researching about art journalism for my class and doing interviews with the art and archeology museum in our School. The museum completely shocked me with its incredible collection.

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Dominic

Hometown: Masan

Home country: South Korea

Major: Computer engineering

Languages I speak: Korean, English, Japanese

  • My favorite Mizzou events: International Welcome Party, Party Around the World, and Homecoming.
  • Why I chose Mizzou: I saw and heard good, interesting things about Mizzou such as well-organized career fairs with well-known companies, the variety of research activities that I can be involved in, and events held by colleges or organizations for students to enjoy. All of this encouraged me to choose Mizzou and build the beginning of my educational career here.
  • My advice for fellow international students: Try as many things as you can while you are studying at Mizzou: join the clubs and organizations, attend conferences or guest speaker sessions, and school events. Also, do not hesitate to use office hours and tutoring sessions that the university or academic departments offer which will help you catch up or get used to the atmosphere of school and settle down easily.
  • Student organizations I belong to: I am currently active in the Korean Student Association, Mizzou Engineering Student Council, and Mizzou Fencing Club. As an active member of each organization and club, I can meet new people and learn things that are related to my major or non-major stuff. I can also try a variety of unique activities such as doing fencing, representing my country to other students and introducing my country when I attend professional conferences.

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Mustafa

Hometown: Tarout Island

Home country: Saudi Arabia

Major: Information Technology

Languages I speak: English, Arabic

  • Favorite building on campus: MizzouRec (MU Student Recreation Complex)
  • Favorite weekend activity on campus: Playing Soccer at Stankowski Field
  • Favorite Mizzou tradition: Homecoming Weekend

Contact Mustafa