International Education Week

Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22, 2019

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. This year November 18-22 is recognized as International Education Week across the U.S.. The Office of International Education celebrates International Education Week by offering free events throughout the 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.  Programs for the week include presentations about worldwide topics, global trivia at the Annex, special food offerings at The Brew and Lunda Room, workshops and more.

Events happening all week during International Education Week (on campus or in the local area):

  • International Photo Contest: (Submissions accepted from November 4 - November 13)
    Click here to vote for your favorite photo! (voting starts November 18 through November 22)photocontestflyer
  • The Brew/Lunda Room – Try something new – or a favorite on offer! Check out the menus below and get these treats before they are gone.

    The Lunda Room Menu

    Traditional Australian sausage roll accompanied by creamy mushroom rice and roasted carrots and eggplant. Also our featured vegetarian entrée of tortellini tossed with broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach.

    Hearty traditional beef stroganoff accompanied by rich dill and sour cream mashed potatoes and famous American green bean casserole. Also our featured vegetarian entrée Tuscan white bean skillet finished with fresh tomatoes.

    Classic chicken Mirabella with the traditional roasted plums, Spanish olives, and caper accompanied by herb roasted potatoes and garlic broccoli. Also featuring our vegetarian entrée of penne a la punttenesca.

    Stir fried pork accompanied by sesame basmati rice and Taiwanese style kimchi. Also our featured vegetarian entrée a Chinese vegetable stir fry.

    Classic southern fried catfish or broiled white fish with a honey lime butter accompanied by sautéed kale and potatoes and fresh steamed broccoli and carrots.

    The Brew Menu


  • Raynor Memorial Library:

    Exhibit: Reproducing Women: The Evolution of Women in Rare Books

    More details coming soon! 

    Exhibit: Berlin Wall

    More details coming soon! 

    Tolkien Fandom Oral History Project

    Seeking to gather brief three minute interviews from Tolkien fans world-wide! Folks can join the project through the following link:

    Explore interviews gathered so far here. Follow the Tolkien Oral history project on Twitter!

  • Milwaukee Art Museum: A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from The Phillips Collection
    A Modern Vision presents a selection of the most iconic works from The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, which opened in Washington, DC, in 1921. The exhibition features 50 masterworks by towering figures of European modernism, including Edouard Manet, Gustave Caillebotte, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Pierre Bonnard, Wassily Kandinsky, Amedeo Modigliani, and Pablo Picasso.

Schedule of Events

For a day-by-day schedule of International Education Week at Marquette, check out the schedule below.  Full schedule (handout) coming soon!

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Monday, November 18

  • CPT/OPT Information Session, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Holthusen 403  

    Are you thinking about applying for an internship, co-op or job – either next semester or next summer? Are you finishing your studies in December or May? Want to know more about this benefit of your F-1 status? If yes, this information session will provide all the information you need to get started. (For F-1 visa students.)

  • International Education Week Kick-off, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, AMU 2nd floor

    Celebrate International Education Week with henna tattoos, names written in other languages/alphabets, photos with the Golden Eagle, global trivia, candy from around the world, discover study abroad options and explore the events planned for this week

  • Hummus 101, 2:00 pm - 3 pm, Innovation Kitchen
    Think you know hummus? Join two students who will share recipes and stories from home and let you taste REAL hummus. Limited to 30 participants; register here.
  • Finding Work in International Education, 4 pm - 5 pm, Holthusen 403
    Learn how to showcase your international experiences in the job search, enhance your resume, utilize resources specific to international work and how to access GoinGlobal (an online resource for international job seekers). In addition, current practitioners will share information about the various positions available in the field of international education, how they charted their career path and tips and insights to help you succeed.

Tuesday, November 19

  • OIE Passport Tour, 12:05 pm – 12:50 pm, Holthusen 4th floor
    (GROW Session for MU Staff/Faculty)
    Learn what the Office of International Education does by experiencing our work through the experiences students (both international and study abroad alumni), faculty who have led study abroad programs, scholars conducting collaborative research and others. Enjoy international snacks and earn stamps for your OIE “passport” through participation. Advanced registration required (register here).
  • Supporting International Students in the Classroom, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Holthusen 403
    Interested in learning some quick tips on how to support your international students in your classroom?  Faculty are invited to participate in a strategy sharing session hosted by OIE’s ESL faculty.  Please register for the session through Eventbrite.
  • South Africa Service Learning Information Session, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Holthusen 403

    Talk with an alumna of the South Africa Service Learning (SASL) program and how SASL, in conjunction with the University of the Western Cape, builds upon Marquette’s strong tradition of service learning. Offering students a unique opportunity to increase their understanding of the South African people, history, culture and traditions through integrated academic course work and direct immersion into the culture through community-based service.

Wednesday, November 20

  • Café Con Leche, 11 am - 12 pm, Office of Engagement & Inclusion (OEI), AMU 1st Floor
    Join others for good company, conversation, coffee and treats. Hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Soup With Substance: Edumakono Zetho, 12 pm - 1 pm, AMU 163
    Mr. Zetho, refugee of the 1990s DRC civil war, is passionate about helping other refugees achieve self-sufficiency and thrive in their new home. He has led awareness campaigns and trainings on peacebuilding.  Zetho also trains local staff to work with refugees to process their past trauma through storytelling and to discover the world outside the camp through the computer classes.
  • Hosting a Visiting Scholar - Exchange Program and Fulbright, 3 pm - 4 pm, Holthusen 403
    The Exchange Visitor Program (J-1 visa) and Fulbright provide excellent opportunities for joint research and collaboration on the Marquette campus.  This session will provide program requirements and visa information for Marquette faculty and staff who are interested in inviting an international visitor to Marquette for academic exchange.     
  • Budgeting While Abroad, 4 pm - 5 pm, Holthusen 403
    Want to maximize your travel opportunities while on your program, but concerned with your budget? Come learn about tips and tricks to stretch your dollars by traveling on a budget, finding student discounts, booking hostels, using money saving apps and keeping track of exchange rates. Please note this session will NOT discuss scholarships for study abroad.

Thursday, November 21

  • Coffee, Chai, or Chocolate?, 7:30 am - 8:30 am, Innovation Kitchen
    Which is your favorite breakfast beverage? Join 4 students to learn the stories behind their country’s drink of choice. Sample their recipes and take them with you. Limited to 30 participants; register here.
  • International Scholar Sharing & Reception, 4 pm - 6 pm, Henke Lounge
    Faculty and staff are invited to learn about the international collaborative research happening on campus. Meet these scholars and their faculty hosts at a wine and cheese reception following their brief presentations. Let us know if you're coming by RSVP-ing here.
  • Hagamos Tamales - Culture Through Cuisine, 5:30 pm, Innovation Kitchen
    Melanie Vianes, Director of Operations for Dining Services on campus, will share experiences growing up in Milwaukee and bring special guest, her Abuela from deep South Texas, Andrea Vianes, to make sure she is correctly following the recipes! Andrea will also share stories of being Mexican American in the 1930s, moving to Milwaukee and owning her restaurant, Casa Mañana. The two will share their coveted family tamale recipe while demonstrating the different stages of this process: ingredient purchasing, the three stages of meat preparation, masa preparation, husk preparation, filling and making the tamales and steaming for the final tamale. Register here.

  •  "A Hope for Tomorrow", Viewing and Discussion, 7 pm, Holthusen 403
    "A Hope for Tomorrow" is the story of Edumakono Zetho, a former refugee from the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. He's now a U.S. citizen living in Milwaukee and working to give back to the orphaned children and abused women now living in his former refugee camp back in Tanzania.*
    *Graphic images from the Congo are contained in this documentary. Viewer discretion advised.
  • International Bingo, 9:00 pm, Annex Court
    Sponsored by Late Night Marquette. Feeling lucky? Try your hand at International Bingo and win unique prizes!

Friday, November 22

  • Study Abroad 101 Information Session, 3 pm - 4 pm, Holthusen 403
    Want to get started with the study abroad process? Attend a Study Abroad 101 Info Session!  Designed to be an introduction to the study abroad process and led by the OIE education abroad adviser or global student assistants, you’ll learn how to research study abroad programs, scholarships, academic planning, application procedures, and setting specific goals for your academic experience abroad. No registration is necessary.
  • Milwaukee Christkindlmarket visit, 4pm – meet at Holthusen, OIE lobby
    Explore Milwaukee’s Christkindlmarket (traditional German holiday market) with other students. Sample new foods, shop for holiday gifts and decorations and enjoy all that the market has to offer. This is also a fun way to end a busy week.  This even will be led by a Marquette student.
  •  76th Annual Holiday Folk Fair International, 2 pm - 9 pm, State Fair Park Exposition Center
    Travel around the world at America’s premiere multicultural music festival right here in Milwaukee! This event, sponsored by the International Institute of Wisconsin, celebrates the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin. Explore the ways music, food, dance and art weave together a message of welcome. Visit for a schedule of events, tickets, etc. This event continues through the weekend.


Other opportunities or events:

  • Friday, November 15: "Behind the Scenes" Tour + Volleyball, 5:45 PM, meet at Holthusen Hall

    Want an opportunity to see what happens at the Al McGuire Center (home to Marquette Basketball and Volleyball)? Want to know more about the #10 ranked volleyball team in the country? Join Susan Whipple for an exclusive tour of “The Al”, photos with the Golden Eagle, meet the volleyball staff and then watch the #10 team take on Georgetown University on Friday, 15 November. We will meet in the lobby of Holthusen Hall at 5:45 PM and walk over to The Al for a 6 PM start.

    All Marquette students and family members are welcome. Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please send an email to that includes your full name and the names of others joining you. There is no cost for this event, including the volleyball game.