NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Welcome to Our New International Students

passportOn Wednesday, Jan. 9, we welcomed new students from around the world as they came to begin their study abroad experience at Marquette. On behalf of everyone at OIE, we would like to send a warm welcome to our new international students as they embark on their American journey. We are happy you’ve chosen Marquette!

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Study Abroad Fair - February 1

passportThe Office of International Education will host its biannual Study Abroad Fair Friday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the second floor of the AMU. Marquette's spring study abroad fair highlights all summer study abroad options available to students. Students have the opportunity to chat with advisors, program coordinators and study abroad veterans. Additionally, the following week, OIE will host a series of study abroad information sessions on specific country programs. For more information about the Fair and information sessions, click here.

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Mission Week 2013: The World is Our Home

passportThis year’s Mission Week titled, The World is Our Home, features events that truly reflect both the University’s and OIE’s mission to expand awareness of our world and empower the Marquette community with global knowledge to be the difference. Events which take place Feb. 4-8, range from international speakers to panel discussions on how to care for others locally and globally. In addition to these events, 10 OPUS prize recipients will each speak about their international work and how they are changing the world. This year’s winners are: Rev. Richard Frechette, C.P., Lyn Lusi, Sister Beatrice Chipeta, RS. Rev. John Halligan, S.J., A├»cha Ech Channa, Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse, Brother Constant Stan Goetschalckx, F.C.. Dr. Zilda Arns Neumann. Rev. Trevor Miranda, S.J., Monsignor Richard Albert. For more information about Mission Week and events throughout the week, click here.

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OIE Announces New Website

passportThe Office of International Education is happy to announce the launch of our new study abroad website! This new website features a more user-friendly, comprehensive outlook on Marquette’s international programs. Students can now go to Studio Abroad throughout the entire application process, including recommendation letters, quizzes, pre and post entry study abroad requirements. Be sure to check out our new website featuring all of Marquette’s study abroad programs. From faculty-led programs, to summer long adventures, this new website helps find the best program for each member of Marquette community.

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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.

 

OIE Welcome Back Event & Salsa at the Art Museum

Friday, January 18
5-9 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor

Welcome back to campus! Enjoy some food, friends and conversation in the OIE Program Center from 5-7 p.m., and then head over to the Milwaukee Art Museum's MAM After Dark to dance salsa, sample hot sauces, or tour the museum.

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OIE Film Screening: Waste Land

Sunday, January 20
5-7 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor

Watch the movie, Waste Land, a film that documents Brazilian contemporary modern artist Vik Muniz creating art with the cooperation of scavengers working at Jardim Gramacho, one of the world's largest landfills serving the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The film has won over 8 different awards.

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OIE Film Screening: Les Intouchables

Sunday, January 20
5-7 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor

Come join us in the Program Center for a screening of the film, Les Intouchables. The film, which has won five awards, is a French comedy-drama film, which has won five awards and follows the friendship of a wealthy quadriplegic and his assistant, a young man from the projects in Paris. Popcorn and drinks will be served!

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MLK Days of Engagement Keynote Address

Wednesday, January 23
6 p.m.
AMU Ballrooms

Poet, playwright, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Waukesha, Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Rozga was a contributing member to the March of Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project. As a member of the 1967-1968 NAACP Youth Council, she participated in the 200 nights of marching that helped secure passage of federal and local fair housing legislation in April 1968. Later she married civil rights leader Father James Groppi. Her book, Two Hundred Days and One Day, was awarded a bronze medal in poetry in the 2009 Independent Publishers Book Awards and named an outstanding achievement in poetry for 2009 by the Wisconsin Library Association. Her keynote address will focus on the history of civil rights in Milwaukee and her involvement and association with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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Study Abroad Fair

Friday, February 1
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
AMU, 2nd floor

Marquette's spring study abroad fair highlights all summer study abroad options available to students. Students have the opportunity to chat with advisors, program coordinators and study abroad veterans. Find out what taking your education international is all about. The fair will be held on the second floor of AMU from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Study Abroad Info Sessions

February 3-11
various
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

Learn more in-depth information about Marquette's study abroad programs. Visit the website for a complete schedule of info sessions.

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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.

Academic and Conference Opportunities
- Call for Project Ideas: 2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge

Fellowships and Scholarships - Faculty
- Fulbright Public Policy Program
- Fulbright Specialist Program: New Burma Initiative
- TechWomen 2013 Emerging Leader Application is Now Open
- Point-To-Point Translation, LLC seeking German-to-English Translator

Fellowships and Scholarships - Students
- 2013 UK Fulbright Summer Institutes
- Point-To-Point Translation, LLC seeking German-to-English Translator
- Institute of International Education Office for Latin America in Mexico City seeking intern

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NEW YEAR TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD

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People around the world all share in celebration and excitement for the New Year. Brazilians believe that lentils signify wealth and prosperity so they serve food items like soup or rice on the New Year. In Belgium, the Flemish call the New Year Eve Saint Sylvester Eve and believe in throwing family parties, where everyone exchanges good fortune greetings and raises a toast to welcome the New Year. The New Year in Sri Lanka occurs in mid-April. Citizens celebrate by cleaning their homes, herbal baths and spending time with their families. Read more about international celebrations here. Happy New Year from all of us at OIE!

 

 



Office of International Education
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
414.288.7289