We value the culture, beliefs and perspectives of individual by creating, supporting and promoting opportunities to immerse our students, faculty, staff and community members in interculturally enriched programming at home and abroad.

About International Affairs

We support growth for the UMKC community in areas such as cross-cultural communication, civil discourse and global competency. We hope to create a community that shares freely of themselves and reaches beyond the geographical borders of campus to participate in the global community.


  • International study abroad and educational exchange programs, research and fellowships
  • Intercultural programming
  • Global partnerships
  • Nationally competitive, prestigious fellowships and scholarships
  • The admission, orientation and support of international students and scholars


Discover Your Path

UMKC Professor, Health Equity Institute Director In the Kansas City Business Journal

Berkley-Patton brings health care and healthy activity to underserved populations

MBA class provides consultant services to real-world firms

Students and urban small businesses both benefit from program

Critical Conversations Series Continues

The University of Missouri-Kansas City Division of Diversity and Inclusion will continue to host a series of critical conversations addressing systemic racism in the United States.