ITAP Group


International graduate teaching assistants who will be teaching undergraduate students in the classroom are required to participate in the International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP).

ITAP is a one-week intensive preparation program held two weeks prior to the start of the fall semester. The International TA Program helps prepare new international teaching assistants to their role as TAs at Marquette.

This program provides workshops designed to introduce and review the skills the international TAs need to successfully interact with American undergraduate students. The topics covered include American university culture, teacher/student roles, presentation skills, classroom management, and culture shock. The program also features a luncheon with experienced undergraduate international TA student panels, and a cultural trip.

During the program, international TAs take the ITA Placement Test (IPT), which evaluates their English and presentation skills. Department representatives are encouraged to attend the micro-teaching part of the test to help inform the assessment of the presentations.



Marquette University

Marquette is a Catholic, Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with an enrollment of nearly 12,000 students, more than 700 of whom are international students. Seeking a transformational education, they come from 68 countries — from Canada to China, from Mexico to Malaysia, and everywhere in between.