Promoting cultural exchange

Students gather for annual International Education Day

More than 400 international and study abroad students from colleges and universities across Missouri gathered in Jefferson City for International Education Day April 2. Students − some dressed in native attire − started their day with breakfast in the Missouri State Capitol’s Hall of Famous Missourians. Students moved to the House and Senate chambers, where they were able to hear debate among lawmakers.

The students gathered for lunch at a nearby hotel before touring the capitol and meeting with state lawmakers.

The annual event is sponsored by the Study Missouri Consortium, a group of public and independent colleges and universities that promote international education in Missouri.

After a successful event, plans are underway for the 2015 gathering. International Education Day 2015 is set for March 31.