NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Project GO

Marquette’s Project Global Officers (GO) offers ROTC students the opportunity to study in Muscat, Oman, on a full scholarship, eight-week program. The Department of Defense granted Marquette $268,000 to expand the cultural experience of ROTC students. The program allows cadets to prepare for their post-graduate military experience through regional knowledge and language expertise.

 

Preparing students are required to take an Arabic crash course on Marquette’s campus prior to departing. By the end of the intensive week students will be able to present a four-minute-long presentation in Arabic. Once abroad, the students will have four, one-hour classes a day, and two of those focused on conversing in Arabic. They also will work with a native speaker for two hours, three days a week. Freshman Taylor Boeckmann, an MU student currently studying in Oman, noted, “I’m gaining strides in my Arabic proficiency already, and it’s only week two!” The Defense Language Office and National Security Education Program chose to sponsor Marquette because of its strong Arabic language program. The success of Project Go encouraged MU to further expand their Arabic program by hiring a new Arabic instructor and offering Arabic as a minor.

 

This is the fourth year Project GO has been offered. The first three years the program was held in Amman, Jordan, but this marks the first year students can study in Oman, Muscat. Omanis are primarily Muslim. They practice a form of Islam called Ibadhism that focuses on acceptance and tolerance of others, resulting in an inviting culture to visit. Boeckmann said he has enjoyed the hospitality of the Omani people. “They go out of their way so frequently to show us the best their country has to offer.”  Boechmann also noted how Oman is a melting pot of people because of its location, which creates an interesting twist to the culture.

Visit our website or the International Educator for more information on Project Go.

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Silvia Ambrosio Awarded BIG EAST Freshman of the Year

OIE’s very own Silvia Ambrosio has been named as the BIG EAST Freshman of the year. The German native played at the number one spot the entire season in both singles and doubles. She ended the year with a 12-7 record in dual matches and a 14-4 record in doubles alongside partner, Erin Gebes.

 

Although Ambrosio was named BIG EAST Player of the Week after defeating DePaul’s player Yuliya Shupenia, she considers her win against Paula Gutierrez, of Indiana University, her best game because of her improved performance after the IU victory. Silvia was also named this season’s Most Valuable Player by her teammates. After reflecting on her awards and successful season she said, “I think the first year is always the hardest, especially for international students. I tried my best this season even when things got tough, so it was nice to be recognized for my hard work. This award gives me the motivation to improve every year.” 

 

Silivia is proud to be one of Marquette’s 800+ international students, and is committed to studying and playing here for all four years. She chose Marquette for its great reputation on and off the court. Visit Marquette’s website for more information on Silvia’s successful season.

 

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The Group Rights, Research, Recognition and Inequality / GEDRED and teh Department of Social Sciences

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jessica Rich, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Marquette University, will deliver a lecture at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro on June 24 at 1:30 pm. She will be discussing “Federal Coalition and the Role of Hierarchy in Social Movement Organizations”. To view the brochure in Portuguese, click here.

 

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EVENTS

CalendarEnjoy Milwaukee's numerous ethnic festivals this summer through the music, food and cultures that make up our city.


 

Prieview:

All first year students are encouraged to attend preview, a two-day event designed to help ease the transition into college. Students can choose from one of the four sessions that take place throughout June. For more information, click here.

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Incoming Freshman Registration:

Incoming freshman can begin registering for classes the week of July 5th. To review your class registration appointment time, check checkmarq.mu.edu

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Polish Fest:

June 17-19

Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.

http://www.polishfest.org/

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Armenian Fest:
July 19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. John the Baptist Armenian Orthodox Church, 7825 W. Layton Ave.
www.armenianfest.com

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Festa Italiana:

July 22-24

Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.

Festaitaliana.com

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German Fest:

July 29-31

Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.

Germanfest.com

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Irish Fest:

August 18-21

Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.

Irishfest.com

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Mexican Fest:

August 26-28

Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.

http://www.mexicanfiesta.org/home.php

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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

-English Open Doors Program in Chile

-SiS (Study in Spain) Student Ambassador Program

-European Environmental Sciences and Ecology Journal (EES) submissions

Students

-Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

-German Academic Exchange Service Undergraduate Scholarships and Internships

-United Nations Internship Program

-Atlas Corps Fellowship

-Tutor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (an MU Partner in Hong Kong)

-Financial Aid Opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean Students

-Engineering Scholarship for Masters Degree - Universidad Pontificia Comillas

-The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships

-Teach and Learn in Korea Government-sponsored scholarship

-Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Domestic Program

-Fullbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation for Research Abroad (DDRA)

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STUDENT PROFILE

 

Name: Jenna Borowski

Year: Class of 2018

Hometown: Saline, Michigan

Major: Corporate Communications

 

Challenging, Inspiring, Joyful. That’s how Sophmore, Jenna Borowski, described her semester abroad in South Africa. Jenna decided to go abroad second semester of her sophomore year, but the journey there can’t be described with just three little words. Jenna got the travel bug when she was in high school. She saw her peers studying abroad, and knew that was something she wanted in her college career. In the Spring of 2015 Jenna discovered the South Africa Service Learning Program at a study abroad fair. Her decision to study in Cape Town was heavily influenced by the service learning aspect of the program. Studying abroad in Cape Town gave Jenna the chance to volunteer on a service learning site while taking classes related to her major.

 

The main focus of the South Africa Service Learning Program is community engagement. Students are placed on sites related to their major, and volunteer there all semester. During her semester in Cape Town, Borowski worked with the South African Council of Churches, an organization that brings churches together to combat injustices. “While I was there I helped with a variety of projects including the organization of an anti-xenophobia training for church leaders and a democracy project working to monitor the upcoming municipal elections. Specifically, I aided in creating posters, editing training manuals, drafting grant proposals and other preparations. As a corporate communications major I was able to apply many of the skills I learned at Marquette to my work at SACC.”

 

No matter where students choose to study abroad they will be exposed to something new that will change their perception on the world. In South Africa, students are exposed to injustices in the world, and are encouraged to make a change through donating their time. Jenna mentioned her greatest take away from her time in South Africa is how essential the human connection is. “Regardless of how different we are as people, we are all bonded through our human experience and the more we take this to heart, the more harmonious the world becomes. This requires us to reconcile our differences in respectful ways and continue working towards equality. This was a concept we spent a lot of time talking about in our classes and I feel it has been one of the overarching themes of our time here.”

 

Although Jenna’s time in South Africa ends June 22, she plans to apply all the things she learned during her time abroad to her daily life in America. She shared some advice with anyone considering studying abroad, “Studying abroad in South Africa has easily been the best decision I have ever made. I highly encourage everyone to study abroad in the future because it is an amazing, once in a lifetime experience.”



 

 

 

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