NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

March 1 deadline for study abroad applications

passport Thinking about studying abroad this summer, fall or upcoming academic year? If so, you have two weeks to complete your study abroad application. Taking your education abroad is an incredible and transformative experience. You have the unique opportunity to study history where it happened, serve the global community or learn a new language. The question is "when are you studying abroad?" not if. A complete listing of all summer, fall semester and academic year study abroad opportunities is outlined on the OIE website at marquette.edu/studyabroad. Apply today!

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Participate in the Sogang Global Leadership Program this summer

passportSogang University, located in the capital city of South Korea, has invited Marquette University students led by communications professor Dr. Scott D'Urso to participate in their summer 2013 Global Leadership Program (GLP). Meet representatives from Sogang University and learn more about the program today, Friday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. in the OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor.

GLP gathers students from 15 Jesuit universities in the U.S. and East Asia including Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. The aim of the program is to foster future global leaders in a modern society through group discussion, fieldwork and presentations on a common theme. This summer’s program will focus on technology and human values. It will be an incredible opportunity to connect with students from across Asia and engage with distinct perspectives on current events and themes. There will be daily lectures, site visits and group discussions. A final presentation will be prepared and given on the last day to conclude the leadership program. Following the formal one-week program, students have the opportunity to participate on a 3-day cultural program visiting sites in Seoul and the surrounding area. This is a great opportunity that can jump start a semester abroad at Sogang University. Combine both programs! For more information on Sogang's semester program, visit our website.

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Fullbright Scholar Program for 2014-2015 opens

passportThe catalog of opportunities for the 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholars competition is now available here. The number of STEM-related awards has grown. Two new changes to the Fulbright competition include:

  • Restrictions regarding previous Fulbright experiences will no longer be a prohibitive factor in applying for an award. But preference will continue to be given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright. 
  • The Fulbright Program now includes dependent supplements for same-sex domestic partners. 

Fulbright programs offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, participate in seminars, or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Last year, four Marquette faculty members, one graduate student and one undergraduate received Fulbright awards for the 2012–13 academic year. Read about their studies here.

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Marquette Global Discussion Series focuses on the Middle East Feb. 20

passportThe Office of International Education, Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures will host the third Global Discussion Series aimed at encouraging awareness of issues facing regions around the world. The third event of the series, “What’s Next for the Middle East? Open Questions on Middle East and North Africa Studies” will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Raynor Memorial Library Conference Center. Several expert faculty members will provide a basic background on the region followed by an informal discussion on the large questions facing Middle East and North Africa. A librarian will also share reliable sources to enable attendees to dig deeper into the topics discussed. All of the events are free and open to faculty and students. Coffee and deserts will be served.

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Technology's impact on study abroad

passportRobert Huesca, a professor of communication at Trinity University in San Antonio, noted the different effects social media has on students while studying abroad in a recent article. While he felt most students rely too heavily on technology while being abroad, he also recalled his abroad experiences as a student: “when I volunteered in Africa…the one volunteer who expressed a distressed level of isolation and homesickness also brought the fewest communication technologies and had no personal mobile phone with which to call family members and friends.” Everything in moderation is always good, and technology is no exception.

Marquette student Kathleen Ryan, who studied abroad in Ireland last year, found that having a laptop was great to keep in touch with her family. “It was nice because we could Skype to say “hi”, and I would always email my mom when I traveled to let her know I was safe,” Ryan said. “But that’s pretty much all I used technology for… it was nice to just walk around town without worrying about texting or calling anyone, it was all about finding a balance.” While it’s nice to share experiences with people back home, putting the phone and laptop away for an afternoon or entire weekend truly allows students to soak up the new country they’re in.

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EVENTS

CalendarFrom excursions to the Milwaukee Art Museum 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.

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Sogang Global Leadership Program Information Session

Friday, February 15
3-4 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

Learn more about the Global Leadership Program at Sogang University. This summer short-term program led by Dr. Scott D'Urso in the College of Communication is a great opportunity to meet students from across Asia, discuss world events and learn new perspectives.

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MAM After Dark: Carnival

Friday, February 15
7-10 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

Meet at OIE at 7 p.m. We'll leave here and head over to the Art Museum for MAM After Dark. This event's theme is the carnival. Enjoy music, food, jugglers and get tour picture taken in the photo booth. Visit the Art Museum website for more information.

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Indian Student Association: "Three Idiots"

Saturday, February 16
5 p.m. optional Indian Dinner in the Lunda Room
7:30 p.m. show in Weasler Auditorium

The Indian Student Association will host its annual show. "Three Idiots" is based on the popular Hindi movie about the adventure of three college students as they go through the ups and downs of their love lives and build strong friendships with one another. Prior to the film showing, a traditional Indian dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU, Lunda Room. Tickets are available now through Friday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the AMU for $7.

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Ping Pong/Table Tennis

Sunday, February 17 & 24

4:30pm – 6:00pm
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

 

Ping Pong returns! Join us for a night of fun.

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Conversation Cafe

Sunday, February 17 & 24

6:30pm – 7:30pm
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

 

Conversation Cafe returns! Join us for a night of international conversation. Practice a language you are learning and teach ones you know!

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Who's at Your Table?

Tuesday, Feb. 19
6 p.m.
AMU Ballroom A

A moderated "town hall" forum open to all students about racial segregation and self-segregation at Marquette and in the greater Milwaukee community. Open dialogue about racial and ethnic segregation on campus and why we feel this occurs.

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Reel Talk Film Series Presents SKIN

Tuesday, February 19
7:30 p.m.
Weasler Auditorium

Reel Talk Film Series presents the film SKIN, one of the most moving stories to emerge from Apartheid South Africa. Sandra Laing is a Black child born in the 1950's to White Afrikaners. At the age of ten, Sandra is driven out of white society. The film follows Sandra's thirty-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing world-and triumphs against all odds.

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Global Discussion Series: "What's Next for the Middle East? Open Questions for Middle East & North Africa Studies"

Wednesday, February 20

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Raynor Library Conference Room, Lower Level

Join an informal and interdisciplinary discussion surrounding global issues. A lively discussion will encourage awareness of international events and focus on the large questions facing the region. The series is designed to allow students and faculty to share their views, experience, and research questions to provide direction to students looking to explore such issue in greater depth. A panel of faculty experts will briefly sketch social and political background and critical issues and a librarian will offer reliable resources to dig deeper into the topics discussed.

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"Islam" Means Peace: Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today

Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 pm
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Student Union 191
2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI   

Author Amitabh Pal presents his latest book, "Islam" Means Peace, a decisive account of the role of nonviolence in Islam and Muslim societies, both historically and in current times. It chronicles an often obscured but longstanding pacifist tradition.  

Sponsored by Peace Action Wisconsin, Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, Islamic Society of Milwaukee, Progressive Students of Milwaukee, Friends of Palestine, Marquette University Center for Peacemaking and more.

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Ice Skating Adventure in Downtown Milwaukee

Friday, Feb. 22
7-9 p.m.
Red Arrow Park on Water Street

Enjoy ice skating in the middle of downtown Milwaukee! Meet at OIE and then head down to Red Arrow Park. Ice skate rentals are available. Get some exercise and fresh air before heading into Starbucks for a warm cup of hot chocolate - you don't even have to take your skates off.

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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.

Fellowships and Scholarships - Faculty
- Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies

- Professional Fellows Program within the Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
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 Discovering Education, Culture and Global Solidarity in Nicaragua: Mission Immersion Experience for Catholic Educators June 16-25, 2013

Fellowships and Scholarships - Students

- Quaker United Nations Office Internship

- Undergraduate Leadership Program: Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Project in the Middle East

 

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CONTENTS

PROFILE: GoingGlobal

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Today more than ever young people are working in global companies and interested in taking their careers abroad. The Office of International Education offers an online database, Going Global, for students and graduates to access country-specific career and employment resources. If you are thinking about working overseas, click here to access and explore the database using your eMarq username and password. Below is an excerpt of the information you will find from Going Global.


Singapore Holds Wide Appeal for Students, Expats

Thanks to a variety of easy-to-navigate work permits and visas, as well as favorable job growth and living conditions, Singapore is becoming increasingly popular among those seeking work abroad, according to Mary Anne Thompson, President and Founder of Going Global. Read more


Argentina: Financial Considerations

Rents in Argentina are still considered low when compared to North America or European prices. However, the cost of renting has been on the rise in recent years. Housing costs overall – including utilities and taxes – are right in the middle when compared to other expat locations. Due to congestion and parking issues, most people use public transportation. Read more


Germany: Cultural Advice

When it comes to communication, Germans are direct and may come across as aggressive to people from cultures that are less confrontational. Criticism should not be taken personally. Punctuality is very important to Germans. When unavoidable, calls should be made to explain the situation. Read more

 

 

 



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