International Education Week

Wednesday, November 4 - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that emphasize the benefits of global awareness and exchange. Although this year November 16-20 is recognized as International Education Week across the U.S., the Office of International Education is celebrating International Education Week a bit earlier to help bring awareness to international exchange by offering free events throughout the November 4-11 week. 

International Education week focuses on various cultures, traditions, worldwide education and exchanges.  All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend and participate in many events and activities to celebrate throughout the week.  


Ongoing Events & Programming

  • #YouAreWelcomeAtMarquette
    To help OIE spread the message that ALL are welcome at Marquette, OIE created a campaign to promote Marquette to international students demonstrating Marquette’s commitment to being a welcoming and supportive community for all students.

  • Marquette Alumni Being The Difference
    Whether it was a study abroad experience or completing studies at Marquette as an international student, Marquette alumni continue to be the difference here and abroad.
  • Student Spotlight: Emily Seidl & Gavin Block
    Studying abroad is definitely a transformative experience no matter where you go. Read about Emily and Gavin's study abroad experience in Spain!
  • Virtual Study Abroad Fair
    If you are looking to begin a study abroad experience, check out our virtual fair website for resources, alumni contacts and partner videos!

Schedule of Events

For a day-by-day schedule of International Education Week at Marquette, check out the schedule below.  Full schedule: Flyer.

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Wednesday, November 4

Soup with Substance: Global Social Justice Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy12:00 pm CST

  • Join Teams Meeting

Join the panel of Marquette Political Science experts to discuss the international/global social justice implications of the election. Facilitated by Terence Miller, Director of the Office of International Education, discussions will focus on the perspectives of each panelist’s expectation in their area of expertise. 

Panel: Dr. Noelle BrigdenDr. Brian Palmer-RubinDr. Jessica A.J. RichDr. Barrett McCormick, and Dr. Mark Berlin

Thursday, November 5

Virtual International Poster Session Viewing Begins!

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) in conjunction with the Office of International Education (OIE) host a Forward Thinking Poster Session.

Friday, November 6

Virtual Chat: Connect with OIE (for international students), 8:00 am CST
Each week, international students – both on campus/in the US and outside the US are invited to connect with an OIE staff member. This social opportunity for (re)connection reinforces OIE’s mission of international student support. This week’s event with include a special focus on the importance of international educational exchange and how we can still share our cultures in a virtual world. Link will be emailed to international students 24 hours before event. No registration required.

Webinar: Migratory Flows at the Borders of our World, 10:00 am CST

Please join the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, the Jesuit Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network on migration for a presentation of the book “Migratory flows at the borders of our world.”

The research book was directed by the University Institute for Migration Studies at the Pontifical Jesuit University in Madrid and offers a comprehensive analysis of the patterns and implications of migration across borders around the world. Specifically, this webinar will focus on the chapters that discuss migration at the U.S.-Mexico border and the Colombia-Venezuela border.

Virtual Presentation: Study Abroad 101 Information Session, 3:00 pm CST

Before you begin your research into study abroad, join OIE every Friday at 3pm CST for the Study Abroad 101 Presentation to learn more about the study abroad process at Marquette:

Sunday, November 8

Virtual Open House: Undergraduate Admissions, 2:00 pm CST

The Undergraduate Admissions virtual open house includes a session for international students and will provide a wide variety of options to learn more about Marquette. Students are able to choose their own adventure to learn more about academics, social life, and the application process. 

Monday, November 9

Virtual International Poster Session Viewing Ends!
Final day to vote for International Research Award ($2,500) and Jump Start Certificate of Award.

All Marquette faculty, staff and students are encouraged to view the slides to vote for their favorites.

Webinar: Thinking and Planning Ahead: What's Next for International Education and Study Abroad? 9:00 am CST

  • Webinar Registration Link

The "Internationalization of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era" series aims to raise awareness of the changing landscape of U.S. study abroad and international education, to strengthen foreign institution’s hosting capacity for U.S. students, and to increase participation in higher education strategic partnerships and engagement with U.S. university counterparts. The series aims to pave the way for long-term collaboration between higher education institutions around the world with those in the United States to increase and diversify American study abroad, as well as faculty exchanges for research, lecturing and partnership building.

Wednesday, November 11

Virtual Presentation: CPT/OPT Information Session, 3:30 pm CST

F-1 students: Are you thinking about having an internship or co-op? Are you planning to finish your program in December or May? Are you curious about this benefit of your F-1 status? Join this information session to learn about Curricular and Optional Practical Training. All F-1 students are welcome. Use the Teams link sent in a separate, invitation via email to join this event. No registration required.


Other opportunities or events:

  • Thursday, November 12: Jump Start Awardees announced

  • Thursday, November 19: Virtual Oral Poster Presentations of the Jump Start Awardees and the International Research Awardee announced, 1:00 – 3:00pm