Marquette uses an online study abroad system to facilitate the application process. When you log into the system, you will be able to select your program, view all requirements, upload documents and submit your application.
Note: Some programs have deadlines before our October 1 and March 1 application deadlines. Please be sure to visit your program’s brochure page to learn more about program specific application deadlines and next steps.
GENERAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
2. Motivation essays*
You will submit the essays through the online system. The motivational essay responses are a critical part of the application process, as they are the primary way in which you can communicate the academic appropriateness of your program selection and your preparedness for study abroad.
You will answer each question below in one complete paragraph that is approximately 250-300 words in length. (Please note: Project GO-Jordan applications have a unique set of questions. Refer to the online application for complete essay prompts.)
- What are your study abroad goals (think about the pre-advising or Study Abroad 101 session)? How does this program align with those goals?
- How will this study abroad program build upon your education to date and connect to your studies when you return to campus as well as your vocation? Please describe the classes you plan to take abroad and how the academic focus of this program relates to your major, minor, and/or demonstrated academic and extracurricular interests including student organizations, service-learning, internships, research or other experiential opportunities.
- One learning outcome related to study abroad is increasing one's intercultural competence: the ability to accurately recognize and respond to cultural similarities and differences. What attitudes, knowledge and skills do you currently possess in this domain that will help you during your study abroad experience? How do you plan to enhance these while abroad?
3. Academic letter(s) of recommendation**
All programs require at least one letter of recommendation.
(Project GO-ROTC Arabic Scholarship Program requires two, and the South Africa Service Learning Program requires three.)
To obtain recommendations**, enter your recommender's information into the online application. The system will email login details to the recommender, who will then able to complete the online recommendation. The box next to the recommender's name on your application homepage will be checked when the recommendation is submitted.
* Business students going on business only programs do not need to do these requirements.
** Students should contact their recommender to share their plans and gain their permission BEFORE e-mailing them through the online application system.
3. Passport signature document
You are also required to sign a passport signature document acknowledging that you understand the following:
- It is your responsibility to secure and possess a valid passport for the duration of your time abroad, including the six months following your program.
- It is the your responsibility to determine the entry and exit requirements and apply for any required visas. (Your study abroad advisor will point you in the right direction)
- Once you are accepted to a study abroad program and have a valid passport, you will be required to upload a scanned copy of the identification and signature pages of your passport into your MU online study abroad application.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MARQUETTE PROGRAMS
Students applying to study in a non-Marquette program need to complete the following course approval form by the application deadline.
REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MARQUETTE STUDENTS
Non-Marquette students can apply to several programs. They need to submit the following additional forms by mail or the online application system.
1. Transcript request form
This will ensure that upon completion of the program, a student's home institution will receive his or her Marquette transcript.
1. Study abroad adviser recommendation
Students must enter their study abroad adviser recommender's name and email into the online application. The system will email login details to the recommender, who is then able to complete the online recommendation. The box next to the recommender's name on the student's application homepage will be checked when the recommendation is submitted.
The purpose of this form is to ensure that the student understands what their home university’s study abroad processes are such as application process, course approvals or fees. This recommendation tells Marquette that the student has connected at least once with his or her study abroad office or equivalent.
Non-Marquette students can study in the following programs:
All students, except those in the College of Business Administration, should deliver required hard-copy documents — as noted in the online application system — to:
Office of International Education
Holthusen Hall, 4th floor
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
College of Business Administration students should deliver their hard-copy materials to:
College of Business Administration — International Business
David A. Straz, Jr., Hall
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881