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Each academic year representatives select four outstanding students to serve as International House leaders.
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.
- Ability to maintain minimum 2.5/4.0 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0/4.0 GPA (graduate)
- Ability to reside in the International Student Leadership House (co-ed living environment)
- Possess demonstrated leadership skills (as reflected by past leadership experience)
- Possess a positive and inclusive attitude that embraces UMSL philosophies, mission, and policies
- Both international and domestic students 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.
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 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Pope, International Student & Scholar Services -- email@example.com