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Elliott Student Union

International Center


Elliott Union 302
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093

A vital regional source of international culture, the university’s International Center provides residents the opportunity to learn about the lives and cultures of students from countries throughout the world. Special programs introduce Missouri families to international students, encourage friendships and broaden knowledge of other cultures.

International students at Central represent over 40 different countries around the world, bringing diversity to the campus community and to Warrensburg.

The International Center helps sponsored, exchange, and Intensive English Program international students settle into academic life in Warrensburg, counsels those students about non-immigran student status, and advises UCM students who wish to study abroad.

International Center


Sarah Pattison

Sarah Pattison -Interim Director - International Center

Ms Pattison leads an experienced team of professionals to serve the international needs of the University of Central Missouri.

Valerie Heming


Valerie Heming - English Language Center Director

Valerie directs the English Language Center and CEA accredited Intensive English Program. She advises students about program policies and procedures and helps them prepare for their academic programs at the university. She also recruits students, creates, and directs short term programs for the English Language Center. She is also an instructor for both Intensive English Program and short-term program courses.



Education Abroad

Suzanne Beck

Suzanne Beck - Sponsored and Partner Program Coordinator

Suzanne serves as advisor to sponsored international students and scholars concerning legal, cultural, academic, sponsorship and personal concerns.


Study Abroad Coordinator

The Study Abroad Coordinator serves as the coordinator for Study Abroad programming.  The position works to create exciting, convenient and affordable options for UCM students that want to study abroad.

  Charlie Ambrose - Study Abroad Advisor
  Vacant - Study Abroad Program Assistant

Dr. Zaid Mahir - International Faculty and Scholar Services Coordinator

Dr. Mahir works with faculty exchange programs.

  Kasey Wagner - Study Abroad GA



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