Watthanakorn Kanthakeaw is an ambitious international student improving his language in the English Language Institute. He is from Chiangrai, on the northern side of Thailand. He came to the United States to pursue his dream of teaching children in his home country. Pursuing an English education major and American Sign Language in Missouri State is the first step to achieve his … [Read more...] about Where There is a Will, There is a Way!
Motoki Yasui came to Springfield 5 years ago as an international student at the English Language Institute. After completing the English for Academic Purposes program at the ELI, Motoki went to OTC and received an Associate of Arts degree. Motoki was excited to transfer to Missouri State last summer because now he's even closer to his dream of becoming a Child Life … [Read more...] about Career dreams are becoming reality for this aspiring Child Life Specialist
Missouri State University was not Gabriela Rivero's first choice. Though she's an international student from Bogotá, Colombia, she spent her high school years down the street from Missouri State at Parkview High School. Like many local students, she yearned to spread her wings and travel to a new city to attend college. Her family had other ideas. The Riveros … [Read more...] about Freshman from Colombia Finds Her Calling at Missouri State
The Morris Center plays host to a different culture each month for First Friday ArtWalk. June 2018 ArtWalk featured Japan. Japan Night Over 120 middle school students and their chaperones shared Japanese culture at "Japan Night: Act Japan." Students chose the name for the event, created promotional materials, planned activities, and created a performance … [Read more...] about Students from Springfield’s Sister City Host ArtWalk
João Felipe Freitas arrived in Springfield January 13, when the temperature in his home state of Mato Grosso, Brazil hit 86 ˚F. He arrived at temperatures under 10 ˚F. "The weather. That first impact... wow. That's been the biggest challenge for me so far. After a few days, I was okay, but at first, wow." - João Felipe Freitas The weather didn't deter Freitas from … [Read more...] about Professional Development Program for English Teachers