Students – Study Missouri
Study in Missouri – For International Students
Do you want to attend college in the USA?
Attending college in Missouri, located in the heartland of the U.S.A., offers diversity and choice. From small to large, rural to urban, specialized to liberal arts, Missouri colleges and universities meet the needs of thousands of international students each year, offering premier research facilities, cohesive collegiate spirits and vibrant international communities.
Where is Missouri?
Missouri is located in the heart of America
What Missouri has to offer
Missouri has 13 public four-year universities, 21 public two-year campuses, one public two-year technical college, 25 independent colleges and universities, and 163 proprietary (private, for-profit) schools. These plentiful higher education opportunities make Missouri an attractive destination to discover.
Missourians welcome the diverse cultural experiences international students provide. Many communities offer programs and networks to help international students feel at home in Missouri.
- Cities, large and small
- Missouri’s two largest cities, St. Louis on the east side and Kansas City on the west side of the state, are steeped in history, culture and dynamic, diverse populations. Both were settled by immigrants 200 years ago, and retain elements of French, Spanish and German influences. More recently, Bosnians, Latinos, Asians and many other international groups have discovered Missouri.
- Highly regarded colleges and universities are located in many Missouri cities, large and small, where international students will find a welcoming academic home-away-from-home. Missouri also offers low cost-of-living rates compared to many other states, while enjoying access to large metropolitan areas.
- Geography and climate
- Missouri’s climate and geography are as diverse as its population. North Missouri is primarily rolling prairies of fertile farmland, contrasted with the rugged Ozarks mountains to the south.
- The seasons bring spectacular changes to the Missouri landscape. The average high temperature in Missouri is 19º C and the average low is 4º C. Average rainfall is 97 cm, and average snowfall is 37 cm. Clear, spring-fed streams, hundreds of miles of outdoor hiking, biking and running trails, and temperate micro-climates make Missouri a top destination for outdoor athletes and enthusiasts.
Why study in Missouri?
- Excellent academic programs
- Welcome, friendly atmosphere
- Safe environment and low cost of living
- Spacious campuses with open space and more privacy
Planning resources to help you study in Missouri
Visit the Missouri Department of Higher Education website for information about Missouri colleges and universities, academic programs and much more.
The Missouri Division of Tourism has excellent resources as well on the fun and exciting opportunities that exist in Missouri.
Don’t forget to also visit the International Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and Student/Exchange Visitor Immigration Service (SEVIS) to learn about the Visa process and what it will take to go to school in the US and in Missouri:
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