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Help welcome international students for orientation and move-in.

Welcome International Students for Orientation

May 23, 2018

The Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming arrival of new international students on campus. Our new class of students come to St. Louis from all around the world: India, Uzbekistan, China, and Nigeria with four students from the Chengdu campus and two students from the Thai campuses studying abroad for the summer term.

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Iftar Pot Luck May 18, Ramadan Notes for Students, Faculty

May 16, 2018

Please join us in wishing our Muslim faculty, staff and students a joyful season of Ramadan May 15-June 14. The 9th annual Ramadan Iftar/Dinner will be held in Sunnen Lounge on Friday, May 18, from 7-10 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Space is limited to 100 guests. Click here to RSVP. Everyone is welcome. Click through for RSVP information.

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Save the date for I Fest!

International Festival 2018 Will Explore the Worlds of Webster April 13

March 29, 2018

The annual Webster University International Festival, or I Fest, is held each year in April. The annual exposition features food, music, dance, and displays, representing many different countries and cultures. The Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs presents I Fest each year to celebrate and showcase the international diversity of Webster University.

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The 2nd Annual MLK Dinner takes place in the Luhr Building.

MCISA Hosts Annual MLK Dinner Jan. 31

January 23, 2018

The Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) Department will host the 2nd Annual MLK Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Luhr Building. The evening will include dinner, entertainment, trivia questions (and prizes) about Dr. King’s life and legacy and a keynote address by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill on "The New Civil Rights." Dress for the evening is business casual. Contact MCISA for tickets, which are required for admission.

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Beepball adds a spin on baseball that allows those who are legally blind to compete.

Webster Hosts Beepball Game in Honor of Disability Awareness Month

September 25, 2017

MindsEye provides an annual Beepball Tournament every summer and now they’re bringing the fun to Webster University. What's beepball? Similar to baseball, it's a game to be played by the blind and the signted, cooperatively. This event is sponsored by the Webster University’s Academic Resource Center and Webster University’s Multicultural and International Student Affairs departments. The game will be played on the University Center Quad at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6.

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2016 International Friendship participants

Webster International Friendship Program Application deadline Sept. 15

September 01, 2017

Join the Webster International Friendship Program by submitting your application to be a community friend by Sept. 15. Webster International Friendship Program provides an opportunity for international students to connect beyond the Webster University campus, helping them better understand our community. Participation gives both the students and community members an opportunity to learn about other cultures, have stimulating conversations, and make new friends. Any interested community members, faculty, staff and U.S. students are encouraged to apply.

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This year's festival theme was

I-Fest Mixes Local Flair with Global Diversity

May 01, 2017

International Festival (I-Fest) on April 21 was a resounding success with a record turnout of over 375 people in attendance. The theme of this year’s festival was "Together in Community." The event was held in Grant Gym and highlighted local businesses and vendors as well as international performers from the St. Louis area.

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The story appeared Feb. 16 with St. Louis Magazine photo illustration by Kevin A. Roberts.

In the News: Webster MBA student from Egypt profiled in St. Louis Magazine

February 22, 2017

"The faculty went out of their way to ensure that her transition was going smoothly." Webster University student Asmaa Hassan Ahmed Ali was profiled in St. Louis Magazine for her experiences since coming to St. Louis via an international scholarship program that helps Egyptian women earn MBAs.

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Activist Bree Newsome will present the keynote address at the event. Newsome made headline in 2015 after being arrested for tearing down a Confederate flag from a South Carolina statehouse.

MLK Celebration Jan. 30: 'Tearing Hatred from the Sky'

January 19, 2017

Webster University's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 30 in the Luhr Building at 5:30 p.m. The event will include dinner, a band, and music from Webster University’s Gospel Choir. The keynote speech, entitled “Tearing Hatred from the Sky,” will be delivered by activist Bree Newsome. Free tickets can be picked up from MCISA tables in the University Center or by registering online.

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Students at a barbecue social outside of the MCISA building

MCISA Lounge Available for Students to Gather, De-Stress

November 14, 2016

As a reminder, the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs office has a student lounge that is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday as a space where students can gather, de-stress, study, hang out, whatever they like. MCISA regularly schedules programs that foster diversity of expression and provide a public forum/safe space in the struggle against exclusion and discrimination.

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International Student Orientation Oct. 17

October 17, 2016

Join the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) in welcoming our new class of international student to St. Louis from all around the world! Their orientation will be held on Monday, Oct. 17. To extend our warm welcome, please familiarize yourselves with the schedule of events and resources available to help new students when they first arrive.

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