Friday, February 16



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news from the office of international education

Today: Join us for International Day!

International Day Flyer

Help us celebrate the 34th annual International Day TODAY from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU second floor lobby.

International Day celebrates the sights, sounds and flavors of the many cultures that compose our university community. Students from a number of countries and regions, including Canada, China, Ecuador, Germany, Indonesia, Africa, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom, will host tables to share information about their home countries or where they studied abroad through music, food and samples, and other traditions. In addition, food samples (Chinese dumplings, West African rice and rice pudding) will be available in the innovative kitchen between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.


Study abroad deadline: March 1

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Apply by March 1, 2018 to study abroad this summer, fall, and academic year!



The deadline is fast approaching, don't miss the opportunity to submit applications for this summer, fall, and year-long programs. Interested students should first attend an Abroad 101 session.

We have a variety of different programs accommodating different majors, personal interests, and regions of the world!


Marquette's 2017 International Research Award winner announced!

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The Office Of International Education announces winner of the 2017 International Research Award!

Dr. Abir Bekhet's, Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, has received a $3,000 award to help fund his research project "Psychometrics Properties of the Arabic Version of the Positive Thinking Skills Scale (A-PTSS) among First Generation Middle East Immigrants" for the 2017 Marquette International Research Award. To date, there is no existing Arabic measure of positive thinking skills; this is an initial step toward implementing a positive thinking training intervention among first generation Middle Eastern immigrants.

This project includes three bilingual Marquette University students who came from diverse backgrounds and interests. Veronica, Rawan, and Nadia have access to first generation Middle Eastern immigrants through their affiliations with Middle Eastern churches and Mosques. This project will not only benefit from international collaboration but will allow our students to collaborate with faculty members internationally and from Marquette University.

Each year, The Office Of International Education announces a call for submissions for the International Research Poster Session. Held in conjunction with the Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy sponsored by ORSP, this event if held annually in the fall. Along with supporting promising international research, the overall aim of the poster session is to encourage and showcase international research among faculty members from all disciplines. One project presented at the poster session will be awarded a $3,000 Marquette International Research Award by a peer review panel.


New summer study abroad program will study gender, sexualities, and culture in South Africa

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Angie Harris, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies and the Gender and Sexualities Studies Program at Marquette University. This summer, she will lead a group of students to Cape Town, South Africa for the course "Gender, Sexualities and Culture in South Africa."


1.) Can you describe this study abroad program--what students will study and what they will do?

Gender, Sexualities, and Feminism in South Africa and the United States: A Comparison, is a study abroad 6 credit course in Gender and Sexualities Studies and a 3 credit course in Social Welfare and Justice. The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the many discussions concerning gender, sex, sexualities, feminism, Black feminism, and womanism, while also exploring the unique sociocultural issues impacting Blacks in South Africa and the United States. Additionally, though service learning, students will have the opportunity to apply much of the information that they have learned through course lectures and readings in a real world setting to serve the needs of a community based organization serving marginalized populations in Cape Town.

There are 4 units to the course. Unit 1 and 2 will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, and Units 3 and 4 are entirely online back in the U.S or where students might live or are traveling. While in Cape Town, the class will be taught in a hybrid manner, incorporating both face-to-face meetings, online reading and activities, and service learning experiences. We will also have the opportunity to visit a number of tourist attractions, such as the Robben Island Museum and the District Museum. Once we’ve left Cape Town, we will meet online as a class where students will compare what they learned from the readings and their Service Learning experiences.

2.) What makes this program unique compared to other summer study abroad programs?

No other program examines the ways in which the various national, sociocultural, and historical contexts shape lived experiences surrounding race, gender, and sexualities among Blacks in South Africa and the United States. Additionally, students have the opportunity to somewhat tailor the program to fit their interest and needs. For example, students can earn 3 credits in Social Welfare and Justice or, if they do more work, can earn 6 credits in Gender and Sexualities Studies.

Continue reading on our website.


Marquette Global Summer School launches June 11-29, 2018

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We are happy to announce a new summer program that will allow international students from our partner institutions to experience U.S. higher education!

This program will give undergraduate students from Marquette's partner institutions the opportunity to spend three weeks at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin studying topics such as international business, U.S. history, and English language skills. Students will be given the chance to immerse themselves in U.S. culture while exploring the city of Milwaukee and living in Marquette's residence halls.

Students select from several course options, taking up to 6 credits. See the full program components to learn more about this exciting new program.


Follow study abroad students on the MU Global Tumblr blog!

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This semester, we will have the opportunity to live vicariously through the overseas experiences of our newest Global Correspondents listed below!

Each semester, study abroad students from different majors, programs, and areas of the world have volunteer to share their global experiences through OIE's official study abroad blog. Please help us welcome our newest bloggers!

We hope that Marquette Global's study abroad blog can serve as a resource not only for the Marquette community, but also for students planning to study abroad during their college career. Read about student adventures abroad on our Tumblr page.

Renata Mussi- Marquette tumblr blog
Renata Mussi
Universidad del Salvador
Biomedical Sciences
Haley Velez- Marquette tumblr blog Name: Haley Velez
University of Sacro Cuore
Public Relations
Cassie Wessing Name: Cassie Wessing
John Cabot University in Rome, Italy
English Literature with minors in Public Relations and Marketing
Alexandra- Marquette global tumblr blog Name: Alexandra Hristakos
Institute Catholique de Paris
Psychology (with French minor)
Sierra Zima Name: Sierra Zima
Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE, Madrid, Spain
International Business and Marketing, and a minor in Spanish
Ellie Vonderhaar Name: Ellie Vonderhaar
Australia Catholic University- Brisbane
Major: Advertising
Claire Bruns Name: Claire Bruns
Sciences PO: Reims, France
Psychology and Writing-Intensive English
Danny Smerz Name: Danny Smerz
La Universidad de Loyola Andalucia (Seville, Spain)
Finance, Accounting, Spanish minor for the Business Professions
Claire Burton Name: Claire Barten




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