news from the office of international education
Refugee Health in Milwaukee on April 5
Join MU Global Health, Amnesty International, and the Office of International Education for an event to explore the health outcomes, challenges, and concerns of refugees in Milwaukee.
RSVP by April 2 via Eventbrite
Marquette University welcomes all students, faculty, and community members to discuss the health equity of the refugee population in Milwaukee. In addition, refugee community members are welcome to come and learn about health resources available to them in the Milwaukee community.
There will be a panel session comprising of two to three refugees, a community health worker, and two healthcare professionals with extensive experience in working with refugee populations in Milwaukee. This will allow for refugees to voice their concerns which will be addressed by the healthcare workers on the panel and those present in the audience. The event is designed to foster robust discussion, and so during the dinner, there will be topics presented onto which the audience members can base their discussions.
At the end of the event, there will also be a resource fair to accommodate the refugees/community members in the audience who will get a chance to familiarize themselves with groups/agencies that provide services/aid in Milwaukee.
The Office of International Education celebrates its 10-year anniversary
Last month, OIE gathered to celebrate the office's 10-year anniversary. The office first formed in 2007 to provide the university with a central office for international education services.
Last month, the Office of International Education hosted a reception to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its creation. Special recognition was given to university leadership, former and current staff members, study abroad students and international students, and all who have helped the office along the way. The program consisted of remarks by Dr. Daniel Myers, Provost of Marquette, Terence Miller, Director of OIE, and alumni Dr. Mohammad EIBsat (a former international student from Lebanon), and Atiya Muhammad, (a former South Africa Service Leaning Program participant).
In 2007, the Office of International Education was established as a comprehensive international office, which combined undergraduate international recruitment, study abroad, and ESL programs into one office. The vision and initial goal was to create one office that could leverage the myriad of international connections, programs, and faculty research.
Since the office formed, OIE has launched various programs that create global opportunities for Marquette students. These programs have allowed students to gain a greater understanding of the world and themselves and gain intercultural competencies that they go on to use in the workplace and their lives (as exemplified by alumni from the South Africa Service Learning Program).
Marquette now maintains more than 80 active international partnerships in 42 countries worldwide, including 45 Catholic, Jesuit Universities. Marquette is home to 651 international students representing 63 different countries and offers education abroad programs in more than 41 different countries on 6 continents. Of Marquette’s 2017 graduating class, 25% took advantage of the opportunity to study abroad.
Looking forward, OIE plans to keep the momentum going. The office currently coordinates the university's first digital badge, the Matteo Ricco Global Scholar Program. OIE plans to increase the percentage of Marquette students who study abroad and increase international student enrollment. In 2019, the office plans to launch a new summer program, Marquette Global Summer School, that invites international students from the university's partner institutions to spend three weeks on Marquette's campus.
Terence Miller, director of OIE said, "Together with faculty and staff, our office continues to advance the university's commitment to deliver a transformational education that forms leaders who can connect the global and local using knowledge, experience, and innovation to solve the world's most urgent problems."
Learn more about OIE programs and services on our website.
International Poetry day on April 18
Join us in Beaumier Suites BC from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate poetry from around the world. Sign up to read a poem in any language other than English, or come to listen to poetry! Coffee and cookies will be served.
To sign-up contact:
This event is co-sponsored by Raynor Memorial Libraries, the Office of International Education, and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
Learn more about study abroad scholarships
Check out these scholarship opportunities or visit our website for a full list!
Check out the scholarships listed on our website to explore scholarship opportunities to help cover the cost of studying abroad. Application deadlines vary. There are a variety of options for study abroad students, many of them being directed at specific majors and regions of the world.
Matteo Ricci Global Scholar
Apply today for the new Matteo Ricci Global Scholar Program! Student can receive a $1,500 scholarship and obtain an interdisciplinary educational badge by completing a challenging academic program that cultivates global perspectives and demonstrates intercultural competencies. The grant is designed to offset the cost of studying abroad.
The American College of Greece (Fall, 2018)
The American College of Greece is now offering two full scholarships covering tuition, housing, and roundtrip airfare to Greece to undergraduate Greek-Americans from the greater Chicago area. These scholarships can be used for the Fall 2018 semester.
Critical Language Scholarships
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers full scholarships for intensive summer language study in one of 13 critical foreign languages (e.g. Chinese, Arabic).
Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship
The Kosciuszko Foundation is offering a scholarship for students interested in studying in Poland. The Wisconsin Study in Poland trip would fund 4-6 week summer programs at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Two scholarships are available, both would cover a student's tuition, room and board, and text materials during the summer abroad session.
See a full list of scholarships on our website.
Apply for a travel grant to attend a Spanish language program for faculty and staff from Jesuit colleges and universities
Apply for a travel grant to attend a two-week Spanish language course in Puebla, Mexico this summer!
With the intentions of strengthening ties between Jesuit institutions, the Ibero Puebla, through its International Academic Affairs office, offers non-tuition Spanish Language Program for faculty and staff from AJCU institutions. During the two-week program, participants will take Spanish classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the possibility to teach, offer seminar/workshop or explore collaboration with peers in the afternoons. Marquette's Office of International Education will sponsor four faculty/staff round-trip airfare to Puebla for participation in either two weeks of the program (twelve-month staff members are required to have immediate supervisor approval). Participants will be responsible for their room and board costs. Please note that a separate program application is also required (see deadlines below):
- Summer session 1: June 4 to June 15. Application deadline is April 15.
- Summer session 2: June 18 to June 29. Application deadline is April 30.
Those interested should write a one page response to the question: How would this Spanish language opportunity assist you and your role in the university realizing Hispanic-serving Institution status by the 2026-27 school year?
Submit responses to Karen.Hess@marquette.edu by April 5th for award consideration.
Order your international flag sashes now for graduation
Have you studied abroad on an international program through Marquette? Or do you hold citizenship from another country? If so, order your flag sash!
OIE wants you to take advantage of an opportunity to make your international experience recognized at graduation by purchasing an international flag to wear at ceremony. Anyone who has studied abroad on a Marquette International program or who hold citizenship from a country other than the US is eligible to wear a flag sash. We have flags available for every country.
To purchase a flag sash to wear at graduation, you need to complete an international flag sash order form with the Office of International Education by Friday, April 6, 2018.
Order forms need to be accompanied by a check made out to Marquette University. The cost is $32 for a single country sash, $43 for a double country sash, $55 for a triple country sash, and $66 for a quadruple country sash. Graduates will be notified by email (around May 9) when sashes are available for pickup in the OIE-Holthusen Hall, fourth floor.
For questions, contact the Office of International Education at 414-288-7289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos from Marquette's 34th annual International Day
Marquette celebrated International Day on February 16th in the AMU. Here are a few photos of students sharing their traditions!