Office of International Programs

University of Mississippi

Welcome to the Office of International Programs

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We are delighted to have you visit our website and hope that the information provided may answer many of your questions. Here are a few highlights which will interest you:

  • The University of Mississippi is committed to fostering a welcoming and diverse environment for all our students. 
  • We welcomed 809 international students and 180 international faculty, scholar and staff (another record breaking year!) from some 94 countries to our campus this year. While international students and scholars experience our educational programs and campus in accordance with their academic and professional aspirations, they also contribute greatly to the internationalization of our campus community, bringing international perspectives to classroom discussions, expanding our research connections, creating cultural awareness among our students, and helping to engage students and colleagues to experience other countries and cultures.
  • A significant percentage of our faculty  bring international teaching and research experience to their class rooms and labs.
  • We recently hosted delegations on campus from China, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Vietnam and other countries. This has resulted in the development of collaborations which generate enriching international opportunities for students and faculty. We love welcoming our guests to campus, and seeing them leave as collaborators and friends!
  • The staff members of the Office of International Programs are active on a local, regional, and national scale, as chairs, trainers, mentors, presenters, contributors, etc. within our professional associations, such as NAFSA, NAFSA-Region VII, AIRC, AIEA, IIE, MAIE and StudyMississippi, and are equally engaged on campus and in the Oxford community.

I hope you may find the information on our website helpful. Contact us if you have further questions or wish to provide feedback. Oh, and “Like Us” on Facebook – see below!

Greet Provoost – Director

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Will you give me your input? Which additional advice would have helped you as you began the process of exploring "the right" U.S. institution for YOU ? Your input may help us all to help future international students even better. Please comment on the OIP page. Thank you! :) (gp) ... See MoreSee Less

WES Student Advisor: How do students know which program type best fits their needs and long-term goals? What factors should they base their program selection on? [ADMISSIONS EXPERT] Ms. Greet Provoost - first and foremost, start your search with an open mind! There are some 4,500 accredited institutions of higher education in 50 different U.S. states. So dare to explore those that you may not have heard of before. In general, I recommend that you start your selection on the basis of five basic questions: What is your academic interest? Compare academic programs based on your focus and if the curriculum inspires you. What are the admission requirements? Check if you have the grades and minimum test scores to be accepted. What kind of lifestyle do you want for the next four years? Understand your lifestyle preferences and what kind of environment you want to live and study in. What are your budget realities? Find out if the institution offers scholarships to international students. Do you feel “connected”? The school should be responding to you and providing the answers that you need. Make sure you feel like you are in good hands for the next four years. So what I am saying is: Know yourself, know your interests, know your preferences, and your realities. Because when you do, the task of narrowing down the choice of 4,500 institutions to just a handful of them will be much more effective.

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Meet some of our new incoming Fall 2014 students from Vietnam, with whom Greet of OIP had the opportunity to meet during a recent recruitment/collaboration development visit there... Please welcome them - and the many other newly arriving international students from all over the world - with your warmth, your grace and your hospitality again! They are arriving - some with their families - in the next weeks! Cheers (gp)
Pictured are: Tam, Thao, Hanh, Cuong, Quan (all freshman), and Huu (Ph.D.)! (4 photos)
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International students hard at work promoting the University of Mississippi and recruiting students in/from Vietnam! Thank you, Lam Nguyen, Nguyen Nhan Tri Tam, Manh Duc Dinh, and Stephen Byrd for your ever-so helpful assistance at the VietAbroader Conferences in Ho Chi Minh City and in Hanoi last weekend!! You guys rock!!!! So proud of you! (gp) (7 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Hotty Toddy from China! Ole Miss IMC student Eunice Lin (left) and Associate Professor of Mathematics Sandra Spiroff in front of Jinan University in Guangzhou, China.

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