Our favorite ways to get involved on campus.
1. Campus Organizations
Students with interests from anime to zoology can find a group of like-minded Bears through CampusLINK, available through your my.missouristate.edu student portal on the “Profile” tab. Search by keyword or interest to find an organization. Getting involved in campus organizations is a great way to meet friends from all over the world!
If you’re interested in international or cultural organizations in particular, check out the list below.
- African Student Association
- Arabic Club
- Asian American Pacific Islander Organization (AAPIO)
- Association of International Students (AIS)
- International Fellowship
- International Public Affairs Leaders (IPALs)
- Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)
- Indian Students Association (ISA)
- Japanese Club
- Korean American Students United
- Le Club Français
- Leading in Education to Approach Latinos (L.E.A.L.)
- Saudi Club of MSU
- Taiwanese Student Association
- Uniedo Nuestros Origenes (UNO)
2. Say “Hey!” on Campus
There’s no formal procedure for meeting new people. Start a conversation with someone while you’re waiting for class to begin or ask if you can sit with someone for lunch. The worst anyone can say is no.
3. Sign up to make International Friends
Actually, we do have a formal procedure for meeting new people. It’s called International Friends and it’s an amazing way to meet people with similar interests. International students, sign up to request a family or friend from the United States. We’ll partner you with a local family or Missouri State student. Local families and students, sign up to request an international friend. We hope you’ll get together at least a few times a month to hang out. Follow International Friends on Facebook and contact Joyce Eddy to find out how you can get involved.