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Put your newly gained cross-cultural interests and experiences to work here at Marquette. The following are just a few examples of how you can get involved.

Attend OIE Programming

Attend OIE sponsored lectures, discussion series and panel presentations on key global topics. Participate in social programming designed to share U.S. cultural traditions with international students. Check out our event calendar for an up-to-date schedule of events.

Organizing an international-related event? Email Susan Whipple the details and we'll help promote the event.

Enroll in Language and International Content Courses

Marquette offers a wide variety of international focused courses for every major. Consider majoring in a foreign language, adding a double major in International Affairs or International Business, declaring an Asian Studies minor, or complementing your engineering degree with a concentration in Global Engineering.

Commit to the Global World Through Service Learning

Upon your return from your study-abroad experience, one of the best ways to continue your commitment to the global world is by participating in service learning right here in the Milwaukee community. If you did not participate in service learning at Marquette before your departure, you may want to try to take a service learning course or two when you return. Milwaukee boasts numerous nonprofits with a global focus, including the following. Learn more on the service learning website.


Volunteer at International Student Orientation

New international students arrive a week or so before school starts each semester. If you are in Milwaukee, consider volunteering to assist during orientation. Take students to get their university ID cards, accompany students to Target to purchase necessary items for their dorm room and join the new students at social events such as the welcome picnic or ice skating at Red Arrow Park. Contact Ellen Blauw if you are interested in volunteering.


Become an International Peer Mentor

Welcome new international students to Marquette. Join a mix of current international and domestic students who volunteer to help new international students settle in and adjust to life at Marquette. Volunteer just one semester or every semester. If you are interested in serving as a Peer Mentor, contact Ellen Blauw.

Host a Table at International Day

Every spring, OIE showcases Marquette’s global diversity at International Day. Individual students and cultural student organizations put together booths that educate staff and students about the countries and cultures that make up Marquette's global community. Partner with an international student or host a table that represents your host country. To participate, contact the OIE Program Center staff.

Live in Global Village

Become a U.S. cultural ambassador and live in Global Village, a community that helps international exchange students adjust to life at Marquette. Live with two international exchange students and another domestic undergraduate student in a two-bedroom furnished unit. This close-knit community promotes cultural sharing and offers great opportunities for personal growth. Visit the Global Village webpage for information on how to become an ambassador.

Get Involved in the Center for Peacemaking

Learn about peacemaking and social activism. Hear from peacemakers in the field at regular Soup with Substance programming, engage in advocacy efforts, become a Catholic Relief Services ambassador, teach peer mediation to area youth or complete a summer international peacemaking fellowship. Learn more on the Center for Peacemaking website.

Get Involved in the Center for Intercultural Engagement

Celebrate diversity, discuss social justice, and participate in activities with an international, multi-cultural or ethnic focus through the Center for Intercultural Engagement. Programming includes diversity awareness month celebrations, human rights awareness week, and town hall discussions, among others.

Join an International-focused Student Organization

Interested in learning more about a specific culture or practicing your foreign language skills? Choose from more than 20 cultural- and international-focused student organizations and get involved.  These organizations are open to all students. Visit the Marquette Involvement Link to learn more.

Explore a Global Milwaukee

Explore the rich ethnic opportunities in Milwaukee, including art, film, festivals, theatre and more. Or, get involved in local organizations related to your host country and/or its ethnic heritage and language. Visit our explore Milwaukee webpage for some suggestions.




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Office of International Education

OIE works to promote the internationalization of Marquette University by recruiting and advising international students and scholars, developing vibrant partnerships with international institutions and providing innovative study abroad opportunities.
Office of International Education