Each academic year representatives select four outstanding students to serve as International House leaders.

Position Description

International student leaders reach out to welcome new international students to UMSL and promote intercultural interaction between all UMSL students. 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 various student groups and departments. Both international and domestic students are welcome to apply.


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 International House is located at 8026 Natural Bridge Road, across from Benton Hall and next to the Greek Life houses. 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, one double occupancy bedroom, and a full bathroom. A parking lot is available behind the house.

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. Download the application here.

For more information, please contact the International House’s advisors:

Areis Lurry, Residential Life & Housing -- lurrya@umsl.edu             

Christina Pope, International Student & Scholar Services -- popec@umsl.edu