International Education Week

Welcome to the online guide for International Education Week at Missouri State University. Follow International Services on Facebook for updates on these and other great events. Stay tuned - more events will be posted soon!

Printable calendar for the week coming soon. (right click and "save link as" to download, requires Adobe Reader)

Tour of the Globe

Tour of the Globe transforms the Morris Center downtown into a global bazaar for an evening, allowing the MSU and Springfield communities to experience the diverse cultures represented by our students at MSU. In the past, students have showcased their countries with traditional dress, food, dancing, games, art, and more. Visit the MSU International Services Facebook to view photographs from past years at the Tour of the Globe. In 2013, eighteen countries were represented at the event and we had over 800 MSU students and local community members who joined in on the fun at this free, open-to-the-public event.

Tour of the Globe Video

Date: Friday, November 7th
Cost: Free
Venue: Jim D. Morris Center, downtown
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.


International Dive-In Film Night

Prepare yourself for a swashbuckling adventure of epic proportions! Catch a free showing of the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in the FRC Aquatics Center.

Date: Monday, November 10th
Cost: Free
Venue: Foster Recreation Pool 
Time: 7:00 p.m.

International Game Night

Join the IPALs International Public Affairs Leaders in the PSU food court to learn games from around the world. So far we have games from Saudi Arabia, Korea, USA, Kyrgyzstan, Taiwan, Vietnam.

Date: Tuesday, November 11th
Cost: Free
Venue: PSU Food Court 
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

English Language Institute International Luncheon

English Language Institute students and staff invite you to join us for the first annual ELI Union Club Luncheon. MSU faculty and staff will have the opportunity to chat with ELI students over lunch about their home countries, cultures, and academic goals at MSU. This luncheon will give the campus community a chance to learn more about our English Language Institute and the students we serve.

Date: Wednesday, November 12th
Cost: $7.50
Venue: PSU Ballroom
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tales from Abroad: Study Away Student Panel

"Tales from Abroad", a student panel hosted by former study abroad students who lived around the world! Student speakers will represent various world regions, different majors and program types. They will address questions related to academic rigor, finances, language and cultural differences, and travel logistics. Above all, they will speak about how the experience impacted their life and career ambitions.

Refreshments will be served to all attendees.

Date: Wednesday, November 12th
Cost: Free
Venue: PSU 313
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

International Dance Night

Learn popular dances from all over the world at this international dance party, featuring styles of dance ranging from Bollywood to Salsa. Come learn some new moves for your next night out. 

Date: Wednesday, November 12
Cost: Free
Venue: PSU Ballroom
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

What Matters? Documentary and Keynote Presentation

“What Matters?” is a feature length documentary about three friends, two idealistic activists and one skeptic, attempting to live in poverty, on $1.25 a day, across 3 continents. The adventure takes a devastating turn when two of them survive a deadly plane crash in Africa, and all three must fight to finish what they started. Following the film, the creators will speak to their experiences and how MSU students can make a difference.

Date: Thursday, November 13th
Cost: Free
Venue: Carrington Auditorium
Time: 6:00 p.m.

36th Annual International Banquet & Show

The MSU Association of International Students presents their annual showcase with the theme of “Colors of the World” with international foods and performances by their members. Tickets on sale Nov. 3 in the PSU and Morris Center Suite 413 downtown. 

Date: Saturday, November 15th
Cost: $15 Students, $20 General Admission
Venue: PSU Ballroom & Theatre
Time: 5 p.m.









International Programs


International Programs

  • International Services
  • Study Away Programs
  • English Language Institute

Association of International Students

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Multicultural Services

Office of Student Affairs

Student Government Association