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College of Education recognizes OIE with University Partner Award

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OIE is honored to receive this award that recognizes our support of the college's social justice mission.

On Tuesday April 24th, the College of Education presented OIE with the University Partner Award during their Mission Recognition event.  Karli Webster, Associate Director of Education Abroad, and Ericka Schmidt, Education Abroad Coordinator, accepted the award on behalf of OIE.


The Marquette University Partner Award recognizes an individual or department for exemplary efforts in support of the College of Education and its social justice mission.


At the event, the College of Education also honored students, alumni, and friends for their academic excellence and commitment to social justice. See the full list of individuals who were honored.


Save the date for OIE's Graduation Party on May 18th!

Students at graduation

Please join us from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the program center in Holthusen Hall.

OIE will host a graduation celebration for our graduating students, both international students and study abroad alumni. Please join the OIE staff as we celebrate all that students have accomplished. Light refreshments will be served, and family members are encouraged to attend!


Friday, May 18th
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (remarks at 3:30 p.m.)

Office of International Education
Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor


Watch for more information, including how to RSVP!



Traveling internationally under the auspices of Marquette this summer?

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Remember to follow Marquette's policies and procedures as you plan your travel.



As faculty and staff prepare for Marquette sponsored international travel this summer, please remember that under current university rule, any Marquette sponsored international travel must follow the procedural guidelines outlined in University Policy and Procedures (UPP) 1-18 and register with OIE.


Sponsored travel includes credit-bearing study abroad programs in addition to conference travel, funded research projects, site visits and service trips.


Full details can be found on Marquette's Office of International Education website. The required MU Faculty and Staff Travel Registration is online and asks for travel itinerary, accommodation information, passport details and contact information for the duration of the overseas stay. Upon submission, an email notification will be sent to the appropriate Dean or Vice-President seeking final approval.

Refugee Health in Milwaukee

Flyer for Refugee Health in Milwaukee event

MU Global Health, Amnesty International, and the Office of International Education hosted an event that explored the health outcomes, challenges, and concerns of refugees in Milwaukee.


On April 5, OIE cosponsored the Refugee Health in Milwaukee event with Marquette student organizations MU Global Health and Amnesty International, welcoming around 200 people to explore the health outcomes and concerns of refugees living in Milwaukee. The event brought together a diverse refugee population and Marquette students, faculty, and staff.

The event was part of the Marquette Forum and its theme "Fractured Health and Equity--Local/Global" and featured a panel discussion and a deeper discussion of challenges refugees face when they immigrate to Milwaukee. Attendees also included a variety of organizations and resources that are available to community members.

Director of OIE Terence Miller said, "the event was a unique opportunity for Marquette students to meet refugees being resettled into the city of Milwaukee. It not only allowed the refugees to learn of the health resources that are available, but allowed Marquette students within the health majors to be the difference by understanding the importance of medical care for these vulnerable people."


The event also touched on issues that volunteers face while assisting refugees, including not having proper infrastructure or programs to support the increased need for volunteers.


Shabi Haider, President of Amnesty International, gathered attendee survey responses and concluded that though the event was successful and brought the community together for engagement and discourse between different people, it is important to realize that events such as these require a multi-faceted approach. He explained that we need to be careful how we engage in dialogue with these vulnerable individuals. While the event focused on refugee health, the community members expressed that the term refugee has been isolated with its own misconceptions and can make individuals feel judged. It is important to refer to individuals as community members to make them feel included. Shabi concluded by saying that "while we strive to help others, we need to make sure we maintain the dignity of those we help in the process."


Learn more about Marquette's Amnesty International Chapter and MU Global Health.


Jesuit involvement in socially responsible investing and the success story of Chevron's "Human Rights Policy 520"

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Read the book chapter authored by Nicholas J.C. Santos, John Sealey, and Austin G.C. Onuoha.

Jesuit involvement in socially responsible investing (SRI) can be traced back to 1974, and even includes Marquette’s own Rev. Nicholas Santos. Santos co-authored a 2014 book chapter detailing the history of Jesuit involvement in SRI initiatives and an example of how Jesuit engagement with one company, Chevron, helped impact the company’s investing to protect human rights in Africa.

Santos, a well-known Assistant Professor of Marketing at Marquette, has spent time working in for-profit and non-profit organizations, bringing forth his professional interests in business ethics and corporate social responsibility. In 2005, he became involved with the National Jesuit Committee on Investment Responsibility (NJCIR), and highlights within the featured publication the Jesuits involvement with SRI; specifically, the story behind Chevron's implementation of their Human Rights Policy 520.

NJCIR’s mission is to advocate for corporate behavior consistent with Catholic Social teaching through dialogues with corporations, filing shareholder resolutions, and engaging in proxy voting. Continue reading.