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Before Arrival

International Admissions

Now that you've been accepted to MSSU . . .

Students from Japan

Step One:

Get your visa. 

Step Two:

Make sure that you have the necessary immunizations.

Step Three:

Buy Your Airline Ticket.

Step Four:

Pack your bags with these packing suggestions.

Immigration Materials
  • Passport, Visa, I-20 or DS-2019
  • Documentation of Financial support
  • IMPORTANT - You should convert your currency to U.S. dollars at your port of entry into the U.S., as it is very difficult to do so in Joplin.
Materials from MSSU
  • Letter of admission
  • Scholarships or financial aid award letters
  • Contact information for International Student Services, 417-625-9372
Other Items
  • Clothes that will suit the Midwestern Joplin climate
  • At least one pair of good walking shoes
  • Laptop, camera, iPod, calculator, etc.
  • List of emergency phone numbers for home and MSSU
Health Records and Medications
  • Records of required immunizations
  • Prescription drugs
  • List of allergies