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Celebrate International Education Week November 16 - 20
A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. From November 16- 20, the university will be hosting a wide variety of international themed events for students and faculty.
Tuesday, November 17
America’s Coalition Against the Islamic State: Report Card After 18 Months
4:30 p.m. | OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor
Former ambassador to Syria, Robert S. Ford will discuss the progress of U.S. efforts against the Islamic State.
Wednesday, November 18
Soup with Substance: Global Health and Justice in Health Care: A Liberating Approach From Below
12 p.m. | AMU 157
Alexandre Martins, Ph.D. candidate in theology, will share his experiences researching social justice and the barriers to health care in Bolivia.
3 p.m. | Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suites
Marquette student Andrea Edwards will share her experiences studying in China and how the Gilman scholarship helped make study abroad a reality.
Photography 101: A primer for travel
4 p.m. | Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suites
Join Dan Johnson, MU chief photographer, to learn the basics on how to document your experience abroad through photos you’ll treasure for years.
5 p.m. | Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suites
The MU Writing Center shares tips on how to successfully share your experiences abroad through a personal blog.
Thursday, November 19
Arabic Souk/Arabic Market
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | AMU 2nd Floor
Experience a traditional Arabic Market with the Arabic Language and Culture Club.
International Pop Quiz @ the Annex
9 p.m. | Annex
Friday, November 20
Europe: Integration/Disintegration? (click here for PDF event poster)
8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. | | Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suites
Join MU faculty experts at this daylong symposium focused on the contemporary issues facing the European Union.
The adventure begins
Marquette students who applied to study abroad in spring 2016 received their acceptances this week. A warm congratulations to all of those students who are taking their education global next semester. Follow student adventures abroad on the Marquette Global Tumblr blog.
In preparation for a semester abroad, all participating students are required to attend an in-person orientation on Friday, November 13 at 5 p.m.. The Office of International Education will be seeking study abroad alumni to volunteer at orientation. Alumni will have the opportunity to share their experiences and expertise on their program with the next cohort of students. An email with additional information will be sent to study abroad alumni in the next week.
International summer short-term program proposals due November 1
Faculty, staff, students or student organizations interested in coordinating or leading a summer 2016 international study, service or international travel program must submit a detailed proposal for review by November 1 in order to comply with the University Policies and Procedures: UPP 1-18: Policy on Marquette University Sponsored International Travel. Likewise, established programs that wish to run again in 2016 must submit the Established International Program Continuation Form to OIE by November 1. Proposal templates are available on the Office of International Education website.
In addition, all programs must follow each of the post-approval requirements as delineated in UPP 1-18 including the student application process, required forms, medical/emergency issues, pre-departure preparation and post-program or re-entry reflection. Please visit the OIE website for additional information.
Marketing your international experience
Christopher Guthrie participated in the Law School’s summer program in Giessen, Germany last summer alongside classmates from 17 different countries. In a recent post on the Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog, Guthrie reflects upon his international experiences. “The discussions and conversations we had, both in and out of the classroom, provided insights about international legal issues that would be difficult to duplicate outside of such an experience. Not only was I able to learn about international, German, and EU law, but I was also able to gain a better understanding of US law.”
Guthrie delves into the value of his international experience and the globalization of the legal profession. He stresses that study abroad does not mean that a student is prepared to jump right into international law, but that it greatly supports the development of legal fundamentals and critical transferable skills that result in success in the workplace. Read his full post here.
Faculty fellowship opportunities in Italy and China
Loyola University Chicago invites faculty from partner institutions to apply for the Faculty Fellows Program at the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China and the John Felice Rome Center in Rome, Italy. These fellowships are designed to provide opportunities for currently non-tenured faculty to broaden their research and scholarship activities in China or Italy; interact with professors and research colleagues in country; and contribute to the student learning experience on-site. The award includes international air travel, private on-campus housing for a month, a workspace, and a partial meal stipend. For more information, please consult the individual fellowship descriptions.
U.S. foreign language study requirements are a stark contrast to Europe
Many European countries enforce a second language requirement in their education systems. According to a 2012 report from Eurostat, most European countries require students to begin taking a language between the ages of 6 and 9 years old. The majority of countries push for students to enroll in English as their foreign language requirement with French, German, Spanish and Russian as the next most popular languages chosen.
This foreign language requirement is a stark contrast to the United States, where each state is responsible for creating its own language requirements. The Pew Research Center shows that states such as California asks that high school students enroll in an arts or foreign language class. While other states such as New Jersey require students to obtain five credits in a foreign language or prove he or she is already proficient in another language. Most multi-lingual Americans acquired their second language skills in the home as opposed to a school setting. Read the full Pew Research Center article here.
Does a global education mean you have to study abroad?
In early August, The Chronicle of Higher Education discussed the possibility for students not just to study abroad but instead 'study away'. The term 'studying away' allows students to have opportunities to immerse themselves, interact and learn about other cultures whether its in another part of the United States or right where their campus is located. With only two percent of the college population studying abroad, the opportunity to 'study away' is a great way to have intercultural experiences without traveling overseas.
Marquette University offers a variety of opportunities to ‘study away’ right here in Milwaukee. Students can immerse themselves in culture by enrolling in a language or international content course, attending Office of International Education cultural programming, or joining a cultural student organization. Students can also engage with international students on campus by becoming an international peer mentor or living in Global Village. Service learning opportunities further enable students to immerse themselves in the diverse Milwaukee community.
Increasing numbers of U.S. students go abroad for college
While high school seniors search for where they will be studying next, the choice to attend college outside of the U.S. is becoming a more and more popular option.
According to The Wall Street Journal there are two main factors drawing students to attend college outside the U.S.: tuition and courses available. While in the United States tuition generally costs an average of $31,231, many colleges overseas have tuition that is considerably lower or even free.
While learning a language is an important part of attending college in a non-English speaking country, an abundance of courses taught in English are available overseas. Nina Lemmens, director of Germany’s DAAD office in New York explains that while many classes are taught in the German language 1,712 courses are taught in partly or completely English while 1,000 courses are English only.
Attending college overseas does have minor setbacks such as missing networking opportunities in the U.S and adjusting to foreign country class structure and teaching styles. In spite of these minor setbacks attending college abroad is still a topic on many students mind. Allan Goodman president and chief executive of the Institute of International Education explains the studying overseas phenomena best “Suddenly the Old World is becoming a pretty interesting place. Many degree programs have courses taught in English, many of them have very robust scholarships or are tuition-free, and the subjects are very relevant to the world in which we live.”
From 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.
An Evening of Latin Dance
Saturday, October 18
Join the Center for Intercultural Engagement in the closing event for Hispanic Heritage month! This will be an evening filled with food and dancing. Enjoy a nice meal and brush up on your dancing skills with a salsa, merengue and bachata dance lesson. We hope to see you there!
Space is limited so click here to reserve your FREE ticket now! Co-sponsored by HPGM student Chapter.
New Hanji: A Korean Paper Tradition Re-imagined
October 9 – January 3
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
Celebrating a remarkable tradition of Korean papermaking and exquisite paper arts this exhibition brings together three artists from Korea and five contemporary Milwaukee artists for a visual conversation which honors and innovates with Korean handmade paper, hanji, a material known to survive for over one thousand years.
DiverCity Milwaukee Trip
Sunday, October 25
CIE, AMU 111
If you are interested, please contact Intercultural Engagement. Sponsored by Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center & Jewish Community Relations Council.
Business Skills for Global Teams
The Office of International Education, Graduate School of Management\ and Business Career Center will host Jim Walsh, people strategy and transformation leader with PwC International Limited, on Monday, Oct. 26, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU Weasler Auditorium. Walsh will present “Business skills for global teams,” and share his experiences and expertise related to developing leaders for and managing teams that work within today’s global business environment. Walsh will be joined by Jin Liu, director of global accounting at Johnson Controls, Inc., for a question and answer session. A reception will follow the presentation. Registration is available online. For more information, contact Karen Rinehart, instructor in the College of Business Administration, at (414) 288-7927.
Monday, October 26
Thursday, October 29
Join fellow MU students for an evening of creativity and fun: learn to carve a pumpkin while enjoying hot apple cider and enjoying candy traditional for this favorite American holiday. Come in costume; prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Bring your friends and classmates for this fun, traditional event! All are welcome.
Brazilian Cultural History and Linguistic Identity
Monday, November 9
Todd Wehr 100
Learn more about Brazil’s cultural history and linguistic identity from speakers Dr. André Joanilho and Dr. Mariângela Joanilho of State University of Londrina-Brazil. This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Office of International Education and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
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.
- Atlas Corps Fellowship
- Boren Graduate Fellowships
- Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship
- Critical Language Scholarship
- Cultural Vistas Alfa Fellowship in Russia
- Donald Payne Fellowship Program
- Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship
- Laura W. Bush Traveling Scholarship
- Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship
- Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship
- United Nations Internship Program
- Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship
- Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship