As the international office of a Catholic, Jesuit university, the Office of International Education (OIE) seeks to inspire in each member of the Marquette community a process of personal, professional and intellectual transformation rooted in an expanded awareness, appreciation, understanding, and knowledge of the diversity and interconnectedness of the world's peoples and cultures. In order to facilitate this transformation, OIE fosters mutually beneficial academic, cultural and personal relationships that empower community members to become women and men for others through discernment and responsible action.

The Office of International Education (OIE) facilitates and promotes this transformative internationalization of Marquette University by recruiting diverse international students and scholars who enhance campus learning environments; providing comprehensive cross-cultural and legal advising for all international students; developing vibrant partnerships with international institutions which enable collaborative research as well as reciprocal student and faculty exchange relationships; creating innovative international academic service-learning opportunities; developing and integrating education abroad programs with Marquette's curricular and co-curricular learning goals; and by providing dynamic instruction in academic English language skills.

All of these efforts are implemented in the spirit of Ignatian tradition to form global citizens, who live and work within a diverse world society; who continually reflect upon how their vocation contributes to global solidarity; and who promote lasting social justice within the global human family.