Study Abroad offers global perspectives

A photo of President Choi and John Middleton, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, with staff from Study Abroad and International Programs.
President Choi, John Middleton (associate vice president for academic affairs) and Mary Stegmaier (vice provost for international programs) with staff from Study Abroad and International Programs.

One out of every five Mizzou undergraduates studies abroad. For the 2022-23 academic year and summer term, around 1,100 Tigers will venture to more than 40 countries across the globe. Managing this complex operation is the well-traveled Mizzou Study Abroad team.

Miguel Ayllon, executive director of international partnerships and study abroad, shared a tour of their recently updated space in Memorial Union. He also introduced me to many of the eleven full-time staff members.

Mizzou Study Abroad matches students with programs that fit their goals. In alignment with the U.S. Department of State, they also provide 24/7 health, safety and security assistance to program participants. Their office is full of flags and artwork showing the connection between our university and those in the U.K., Kyrgyzstan, Belgium, South Korea and South Africa, among many others.

Study Abroad prepares students for a global workforce and helps share Mizzou with the world.

— Mun