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.

International Admissions Representative J.E.


Hometown: Seoul

Home country: Republic of Korea

Major: Journalism

Languages I speak: Korean, Chinese, English

  • Favorite class: English 1000, 1310. I improved my English by learning rhetoric and writing various kinds of essays.
  • Favorite weekend activity on campus: Mizzou football games
  • Favorite Mizzou memory: Being involved in my Freshman Interest Group

Contact J.E.

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Hometown: Santo Andre

Home country: Brazil

Major: Journalism

Languages I speak: Portuguese and English

  • Favorite spot on campus: Thomas Jefferson's gravestone
  • Favorite weekend activity on campus: Going to the movie screenings
  • Favorite Mizzou Memory: When the Mizzou men's basketball team hit 100 points against Green Bay, everybody went crazy when Adam Wolf — a bench player who rarely plays — scored the 100th point.

Contact Marco



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.

Contact Ana

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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

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Hometown: Seoul

Home country: South Korea, Republic of Korea

Major: Psychology

Languages I speak: Korean, English

  • Favorite Mizzou memory: Watching the Pirates of the Caribbean series overnight with my friends in the engineering building, then taking a picture together in front of the Columns at 5 a.m. right after finals week.
  • Favorite Mizzou tradition: Tiger Walk
  • Why I am an international student ambassador: I'm always interested meeting and talking to new people from diverse cultures. I didn't want to miss the opportunity to meet students from different countries and help bring them closer to Mizzou.

Contact Kiwon



Hometown: San Pedro Sula

Home country: Honduras

Major: Biomedical engineering transfer student

Languages I speak: English, Spanish

  • Why I picked my major: I love math since I can remember, and as I grew older I became more interested in how the human body functions. Biomedical engineering somehow combines both of my interests, and I am really happy to have found a major that I enjoy.
  • Why Mizzou: Mizzou has many programs that give students the opportunity to get involved in research and internships. Most of the faculty hold PhD degrees, and they encourage students to work with them.
  • What I can't live without: I can’t live without coffee. Honduras has really good coffee, and we start drinking coffee from a very early age.

Contact Camila



Hometown: Cairo

Home country: Egypt

Major: Information Technology

Languages I speak: Arabic, English

  • Favorite building on campus: Memorial Union (it reminds me of Hogwarts in Harry Potter)
  • Favorite weekend activity on campus: Quad Hangouts and Mizzou After Dark events
  • Favorite Mizzou Memory: Running through the Quad my freshman year to get Tiger Stripe Ice Cream. Also, watching late night movies at Memorial Union with my friends.

Contact Dina