Warmest Holiday Greetings!

Please note that our office will be closed in conjunction with the Winter Break Reduced Operations policy announced by the University of Missouri this week, as well as a scheduled power outage. Therefore, the Office of International and Cultural Affairs will be closed as follows:

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (due to scheduled power outage)

Friday, December 22, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. until Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. (due to Winter Break Reduced Operations).

We apologize for any inconvenience these closings may cause. In case you need help or assistance, feel free to contact S&T Police – 24/7 at 573-341-4300. In the event of an emergency (examples include: severe medical condition, vehicle accident, etc.), dial 911. University Police will remain open and operational throughout the break, and if needed, will contact leadership members of the Office of International and Cultural Affairs in the event of an emergency.

We also encourage students to download the Rave Guardian App, available for free in the app store. Students can reach the non-emergency or emergency number with the touch of a button or through text message, and you don’t have to remember any phone numbers. Thank you.


Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00am

To see what Celebration of Nations is all about, check out the 2016 official video!



Celebration of Nations gives area residents and Missouri S&T students the opportunity to showcase and celebrate the vibrant cultural diversity that makes Rolla unique to the Ozarks. Created in 2010, the annual event gets bigger and better every year thanks to outstanding participation from the community, great sponsors and full support from the city of Rolla. Downtown comes alive for this multicultural event that includes live music and dance, ethnic food, arts, crafts and displays and plenty of fun for the kids!

Perform, Volunteer or walk in the parade

Volunteers are paid in six figures... S¿M¿I¿L¿E¿S. ~Gayla LeMaire


Talented students and community members are invited for The Celebrate Talent competition.  The competition will be held at the Celebration of Nations event, September 30th, 2017.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category.

Auditions to be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, and Wednesday, September 13, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Southwestern Bell Cultural Center located at 1207 N. Elm St., Rolla, MO 65409.


Volunteers play a crucial part of the event and we are calling for volunteers to join the action during the Celebration of Nations 2017.

To view the volunteer slots open, job descriptions or to pick the time you are available to help out -- please visit Celebration of Nation's Sign up page.


We would love to have you participate in the Parade of Nations! You can carry a flag from countries around the world or put together an internationally themed float with your favorite club or organization. To find out more info, the parade route, and how to register, please click here.