International Student and Scholar Services

Application Process


Applications for Fall 2013 are due May 1, 2013.

Each academic year representatives select four outstanding international student leaders. 

Position Description

International student leaders reach out to welcome new international students to UMSL and promote intercultural interaction between all UMSL students. Each student leader represents the international student population and links them to the resources available on campus and in the community. The student leaders serve in a leadership and mentoring role to all international students and to domestic students seeking to expand their cultural awareness. Responsibilities include planning and publicizing programs, hosting meetings and events, and collaborating with the International House advisors and various student groups. 


Costs & Amenities

Each leader receives a housing scholarship (equivalent to a 50% subsidy of the monthly rent cost) provided by the Office of Residential Life and Housing. The house is about $350 per month, although the cost varies each semester.

The International Student Leadership House is located at 8026 Natural Bridge Road, across from Benton Hall and the main campus entrance and next to Normandy United Methodist Church and Preschool. The 1960’s two story brick home features a partially renovated kitchen, living room, dining room, office and half bath on the first floor. The second floor includes two single bedrooms and master bedroom (double occupancy) that surround the full bathroom. A driveway is available for parking.

Application Process

We welcome both international students and internationally-minded domestic students to apply to be international student leaders. The application includes basic personal information, two written responses, two references, and a brief interview. Applications are due May 1st by 5pm. 

For more information, please contact the International Student Leadership House’s co-advisors:

Lesley Peters, Residential Life & Housing --             

Christina Pope, International Student & Scholar Services --