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Study Abroad Fair Sept. 7
Take your education abroad! Visit the Office of International Education study abroad fair Friday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of AMU (rain location is on the second floor lobby of AMU). Marquette students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to explore Marquette's study abroad opportunities and meet program representatives, students who have studied on the programs and OIE staff. OIE will also hold region specific information sessions September 6-14 in the OIE Program Center on the fourth floor of Holthusen Hall.
Thursday, September 6
4 p.m. El Salvador
Monday, September 10
5 p.m. England
5:45 p.m. Ireland
6:30 p.m. Scandinavia
7 p.m. Australia
Tuesday, September 11
5 p.m. China and Hong Kong
5:30 p.m. Japan and South Korea
6 p.m. Middle East
6:30 p.m. France
7 p.m. Germany
Wednesday, September 12
5 p.m. Italy
6 p.m. Chile
6:30 p.m. Central America
7 p.m. Spain – Marquette en Madrid
Thursday, September 13
5 p.m. South Africa
A warm welcome to new international students
From Belarus to Venezuela 185 new international students from 30 different countries arrived on campus to begin their studies at Marquette this fall. Overall international student enrollment is the highest in more than ten years.
The Office of International Education brought all of the new international students together for three days of orientation to introduce students to campus and life at Marquette. After a day full of new information, new students met current students at a welcome picnic where they had fun and got to know each other. The Marquette men’s soccer team joined us again for tennis football, egg races, a water balloon toss, and the forever entertaining team mummy competition. Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page.
MU study abroad student writes for GoAbroad.com
Katie Doyle, a theater and broadcast student who studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland last spring, was published as a feature contributor on the GoAbroad.com blog this summer. Doyle shares her expertise in a post titled “10 Travel Accommodation Tips for the College Student.” Doyle explains, “I was thrilled with everything I was doing and wanted to share my experience with other students (and the prospect of earning a little extra spending money didn't hurt!)” A few weeks after submitting a pitch, she received an email inviting her to write the full-length article complete with photos.
The GoAbroad online community encompasses more than 45,000 world travelers with over a million visitors each month. Learn more about how you can become a featured contributor with GoAbroad.com.
New research concludes study abroad boosts innovation
New research conducted by Christine Lee, David Therriault and Tracy Linderholm of the University of Florida confirms that study abroad boosts creativity and innovation. Tom Jacobs discusses the research in a recent Pacific Standard article. Jacobs encourages businesses to hire individuals who have studied abroad – individuals who will make creative contributions. The researchers write in the journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology, “Cultural experiences from living abroad have wide-reaching benefits on students’ creativity including the facilitation of complex cognitive processes that promote creative thinking.” Click here to read the full article.
U.S. Department of Education focuses on developing global citizens
In a recent interview with The Chronicle of Higher Education Maureen McLaughlin, U.S. Department of Education director of international affairs, discussed the department’s focus on improving the global competencies of all American students including understanding international perspectives and being able to work collaboratively with peers from different cultures and backgrounds. “These cannot just be competencies for a select few,” McLaughlin explained. “International engagement needs to be infused into our domestic-education agenda. That’s the world we need to prepare our students to operate in.” The department plans to review educational best practices from other countries and become more engaged in educational diplomacy through relevant work such as the global exchange of students and scholars.
Read the full article on The Chronicle of Higher Education website.
Research fellowships for oral history project with MU faculty
Dr. Enaya Othman is looking for two candidates to fill two undergraduate research positions. The candidate will be working on a project to collect the histories of Arab and Muslim communities on Greater Milwaukee region with emphasis on the experiences and stories of women. The project is titled “Understanding Arab and Muslim Communities in Greater Milwaukee through Oral History.” During the duration of this project period, the students’ research fellows will acquire first-rate educational opportunities to develop valuable skills while contributing to preserve the history and the advancement of the local Arab and Muslim communities. Students with ability to communicate at the basic level in any of the regional languages such as Arabic, Urdu, or Farsi are encouraged to apply. To apply, contact Dr. Enaya Othman or call (414) 288-5761 or (414) 617-9740.
Volunteer Opportunity: English Language Partners of Wisconsin
English Language Partners of Wisconsin are in need of volunteers to guide one to two adult students through fun language-learning activities. Classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2827 W. Harrison Ave on the south side of Milwaukee. Classes begin mid-September. You sign up for the dates that fit your schedule. If you only volunteer once or if you volunteer every week, it is a great gift to the students. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
From excursions to the Milwaukee Art Mueseum to holiday celebrations, The Office of International Education offers a wide variety of programming open to all Marquette students. Check our events calendar for an up-to-date schedule of events.
Welcome Back Celebration
Friday, August 31
OIE Program Center
Welcome back to campus! Reconnect with old friends, make new friends, share study abroad stories, and tell us about your summer fun wherever you were. Food and drinks will be served.
Indian Summer Festival Excursion
Friday, August 31
6 – Midnight
Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
Experience Wisconsin’s Native American culture. Features include cultural crafts like finger weaving, horsehair and twine baskets, moccasin making, quillwork, beadwork and more. Stop by the Tribal Farmers Market and sample traditional foods like fry bread and Indian Tacos. Watch a traditional Pow Wow – the Native American way of meeting together to sing, dance, renew old friendships, and make new friends. http://www.indiansummer.org/
Students will meet at OIE and walk or bus down to the festival grounds together. Don't forget your U-Pass.
International Club Informational Meeting
Wednesday, September 5 and Sunday, September 9
OIE Program Center
Do you want to be part of a dynamic cultural group at Marquette? Would you like to learn about new cultures and share your culture with others? If yes, this event is for you. This meeting is to discuss the formation of an International Club, determine a meeting date for the semester and to plan activities for the year ahead.
Study Abroad Fair
Friday, September 7
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
West Town Mall (outside of AMU)
Explore your study abroad options! Meet with study abroad returnees and decide where in the world your education will take you.
Study Abroad Information Sessions
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor
Interested in learning more about specific study abroad programs? If so, put the study abroad information sessions on your calendar. Study abroad coordinators and students who have been on the program will discuss program highlights to help you decide on the best program for you. Click here to visit our website for exact dates and times.
International Student Job Search
Friday, September 7
Career Services, Holthusen Hall, 1st Floor
This session is geared towards international students interested in working in the U.S.. Topics that will be covered include work options for students, resume tips and tricks, cover letter writing, interview skills and where and how to effectively search for jobs and internships.
Men's Soccer Celebrates Soccer Around the World
Friday, September 14
5:45 meet at OIE, 7:05 p.m. game
Join us for a celebration of the spirit of soccer through international communities. Meet at the OIE and we’ll head down to Valley Fields together. Marquette song/chant sheets will be available to all fans. One lucky student will take home a 2012 FC Barcelona Lionel Messi long sleeved jersey, valued at $100. Stay around after the game to meet your favorite Marquette men’s soccer players. Head over to the main entrance for a post-match autograph session.
Donate one new or used soccer equipment item and receive two for the price of one admission. Wish list includes: soccer balls, cleats, uniform/practice shorts, uniform/practice shirts, ball pumps and new socks. All of the items collected will be donated to children in need as part of the Marquette Global Brigades 2012-13 trips.
Study Abroad Applications Due October 1
All students planning to study abroad in spring 2011 must complete their application by October 1. To apply, visit the Marquette Office of International Education website. For more information on specific programs, visit the program webpages or contact OIE at 288-7289.
Scholarships & Conferences
Check out our scholarships and conferences webpage dedicated to keeping up-to-date listings of scholarships, fellowships and academic conference opportunities available to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff. Click on the links below for details and the complete listing.
Academic and Conference Opportunities
- Annual Colloquium on International Engineering – Globalizing across the Curriculum
Fellowships and Scholarships
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Study Abroad Scholarship Program
- Boren Study Abroad Scholarship and Fellowship Awards
- Fulbright Specialist Program – India
- Kauffman Foundation Global Scholars Program
- Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2013/14