At the direction of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE), the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) strives to coordinate higher education policy that fosters a quality postsecondary system, as well as to increase participation in Missouri ‘s public institutions. The state system of higher education serves more than 408,000 students through 13 public four-year universities, 19 public two-year colleges, one public two-year technical college, 25 independent colleges and universities and 150 proprietary and private career schools.
Established in 1990, Go-today specializes in customizing faculty led educational tours. It is part of the largest leisure travel company in the world but is operated as a standalone company within that larger umbrella, allowing us to provide you with the resources, stability and buying power of a large company, but with the service that you would expect from a family run organization. We offer dedicated sales and operational teams to guide you through the planning process, as well as local service contacts in destinations to take care of any of your travel needs. Together, this provides the peace of mind that you will receive world class service at competitive rates.
LewerMark has been providing student medical insurance plans for international students studying at Missouri schools for over 22 years.
We’ve seen the growth of international education programs – inbound, ESL and study abroad – explode and continue to expand state and nation-wide.
We feel we’ve played a vital part in that growth by offering innovative plans to Missouri schools across the state. LewerMark plans feature a 100% international risk pool, customized enrollment programs and our own in-house claims, administration and customer service support to our client schools and their students.
We’re also proud of the fact that we’ve been a Missouri-based, family-owned and operated company for more than 50 years. Our sister company, Lewer Life Insurance Company, is domiciled in Missouri. We know the Show-Me State, it’s our home. And we’re excited to work closely with you to make Missouri an international education destination.
An Invitation…To Become a Study Missouri Sponsor
If you seek stature in international business, global trade or student-centered commerce, we invite you to become a Study Missouri sponsor.
Study Missouri, a consortium of public and private colleges and universities throughout the state, was established in 2009 to encourage international education. The consortium promotes Missouri as a destination for international students, and encourages and assists Missouri college and university students to study abroad.
International Education is Growing in Missouri
Missouri ranks 12th in the nation in the number of international students enrolled in the state’s colleges and universities. During the 2014-15 academic year, more than 21,000 international students attended college in Missouri, contributing $615 million to the state’s economy. These students came to Missouri from around the globe to enjoy top academic programs, low cost of living, a welcoming atmosphere, spacious campuses and a safe environment. The number of international students studying in Missouri grew by more than 19 percent last year.
Each year, approximately 5,000 Missouri students participate in study abroad programs through their colleges or universities. The popularity of study abroad programs continues to rise as the benefits of international education become known.
International education enhances understanding of other cultures, promotes the exchange of knowledge and skills, and prepares students to actively participate in the global economy.
Becoming a Study Missouri sponsor provides you and your company with many opportunities to reach local and international clients through:
- Visibility on the Study Missouri website – StudyMissouri.net
- Visibility to tens of thousands of international and domestic students
- Visibility to international education professionals around the world
- Visibility at special events, such as
- International Education Day at the Missouri Capitol
- The International Educators Conference (NAFSA)
- Social events for international students and their advisers
- Professional development seminars for international education staff
- Poster sessions and panel discussions by Missouri students who have studied abroad
Study Missouri is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, so your contributions are tax deductible.
Platinum — $5,000 — Sponsors at this level receive 50 percent placement on entire website and highest recognition in all Study Missouri social media, materials and events.
Gold — $2,500 — Sponsors at this level receive 25 percent placement on entire website, and generous recognition in all Study Missouri social media, materials and events.
Silver — $1,000 — Sponsors at this level receive 10 percent placement on entire website prominent recognition in all Study Missouri social media, materials and events.
Individual Sponsorship Opportunities — $50 – $250 – Individual sponsors receive recognition on the Study Missouri website and acknowledgement in many Study Missouri social media, materials and events.