Marquette University offers many opportunities to get involved on campus and in the Milwaukee community. Getting involved enhances your academic, cultural and professional development.

Chinese-English Language Exchange

This exchange program connects Chinese language learners with international students from China to promote spoken language learning in an informal environment. If you are interested in participating, please contact Caroline Oas, adjunct assistant professor of ESL.

Global Ambassadors Volunteer Program

The Office of International Education is looking for outgoing, involved, current students who have a strong desire to help promote and represent Marquette University as a Marquette Global Ambassador.

The role of a Global Ambassador is to help promote Marquette to prospective international students and their families through giving presentations at your high school, sending emails to admitted students, or sharing your experience with prospective students in monthly newsletters, on social media or through online chats. If you are interested in serving as a Global Ambassador, contact Karen Hess.

Global Village

In celebration of community and goodwill, the Office of University Apartments, Office of International Education and International Business Studies created Global Village to help international exchange students adapt to life at Marquette.

Four students — two current undergraduates called “ambassadors” and two international exchange students — live together in a two-bedroom, furnished unit in Campus Town West, conveniently located across from campus. Visit the Global Village webpage for information on how to become an ambassador.

International Day

Every spring, OIE invites Marquette's international students to spend a day sharing their culture with the broader Marquette community. 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. International Day is held on the second floor lobby in the Alumni Memorial Union from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.. To participate, contact our office.

International Education Week

Held the week before Thanksgiving each year, International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is through focusing on international perspectives and understanding that we become better collaborators, competitors and compassionate neighbors in today's global society. OIE celebrates by putting together a variety of international events throughout the week. Contact Karen Hess with any event ideas.

International Friendship Program

The International Friendship Program matches Marquette’s new international students with Milwaukee community members. Students and their community friends meet once a month to learn about each others culture through social or family activities.

This unique opportunity allows international students to experience American life at a typical U.S. home through family dinners, outings, sporting events and more. It also provides Milwaukee community members first-hand knowledge of another culture, increasing international understanding within our community. Visit the International Friendship Program webpage for more information and an application. Contact Ellen Blauw with any questions.

Peer Mentor Volunteer Program

Each semester, OIE pairs new incoming undergraduate international students with current students, who serve as a peer mentor throughout the first semester. Peer Mentors assist new students with questions about life on campus, answering questions such as where to mail a package home, what cafeterias have the best food, where to go in Milwaukee on the weekends, what services are available for academic support, etc.

It is a great way to welcome our new students to campus and help them feel at home here at Marquette. If you are interested in serving as a Peer Mentor, contact Ellen Blauw.

Student Organizations

Marquette hosts more than 300 student organizations, including 16 cultural student organizations such as the Arab Students Association, Club Global and Indian Student Association. Visit the Marquette Involvement Link to learn more about these organizations and to view upcoming events.