Traveling internationally this summer? Remember to follow Marquette's policies and procedures

Globe with airplanes flying around itAs you 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 the Office of International Education. Sponsored travel is not limited to credit bearing study abroad programs, but also includes conference travel, funded research projects, site visits or service trips.

Specific requirements depend upon the exact type of travel and full details can be found in UPP 1-18 at Marquette's Office of International Education website. General requirements typically include submitting the Employee Travel Information Form and detailed flight itinerary, accommodation information, and contact information for the duration of the overseas stay to the Office of International Education and appropriate chair, dean or director.


Congratulations Graduates!

The Office of International Education congratulates all of the May 2013 graduates! As Dr. Seuss wrote, “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So…get on your way!” We wish you all the best of luck. And remember, no matter what language you speak or where you land -  We Are Marquette. Keep in touch!



Participants needed for MU's International Friendship Program

Stephanie Graham photoMeet a new Marquette international student and help them get to know the greater Milwaukee community! Marquette's International Friendship Program is currently looking for Marquette alumni, staff, faculty or other community members interested in spending time once a month with a new international student over the course of the academic year 2013-2014. This is a great opportunity to learn about a new culture while participating in your usual social or family activities.

For more information and an application to get involved, visit Submit your completed application to the Office of International Education or via email to



You are Marquette: Stephanie Graham

Stephanie Graham photoThis summer, student interns are helping share the stories and faces of Marquette University at The latest post interviewed Stephanie Graham, a study abroad student and senior from the Diederich College of Communication.  Graham reflects on her study abroad experience on the Marquette en Madrid program and voices her advice for prospective study abroad students,“You must be willing to step out of your comfort zone and try new things.” Read more online.



Reverse Culture Shock: The challenge of returning home

Reentry Curve ChartMay is the time of year when international students are graduating and returning home and many study abroad students are returning to the U.S. from their experiences abroad. Most students will experience some form of reverse culture shock - an emotional and psychological stage of re-adjustment, similar to the initial adjustment to living abroad.

Symptoms can range from feeling like no one understands you or how you’ve changed to feeling panicked that you will lose part of your identity if you don’t have an outlet to pursue new interests that were sparked abroad. Just as it took time to adjust to a different culture when you arrived, it may take some time to re-adjust to home.

The coping skills and strategies that were successful in helping you to adjust to your host culture will be just as helpful coming home: get involved, connect with other study abroad students for support, keep a sense of humor, stay in touch with your friends abroad.



Student Job Openings at the Office of International Education

photo of studentsThe Office of International Education is looking to fill several positions for this summer and the upcoming academic year. If you are interested in gaining experience in the field of international education – these jobs are for you! Check JobConnection for application instructions. All positions have been posted.

Orientation Intern – (Summer) This position is a key support for the dynamic and comprehensive orientation for new international students at Marquette. This includes 10 hours per week in July and 10-20 hours per week in August.

Global Student Assistant for Communications - This position supports marketing and communication efforts in the office. Responsibilities include writing and managing newsletters, updating social media platforms, promoting events, coordinating volunteers, project management and a variety of other projects.

Global Student Assistant for International Student and Scholar Services - This position assists staff with the international student admissions process. Students provide support for recruitment activities such as monitoring and responding to email inquiries, entering vital data from applications in the university’s database, and other administrative projects.

Global Student Assistant for Study Abroad - Study Abroad GSAs provide administrative support for the smooth operation of study abroad programs. Tasks include collecting and tracking applications and data files, editing pre-departure handbooks and other resource materials, responding to inquiries, among other projects.

Global Student Assistant for ESL - The ESL Global Student Ambassador will work 7-10 hours a week assisting the ESL lecturers in correcting tests and homework from the ESL listening, reading and writing courses. The ESL Global Student Ambassador will also assist in data entry and light photo-copying.



EVENTS - Festival Season Begins

Enjoy Milwaukee's numerous ethnic festivals this summer through the music, food and cultures that make up our city.

Milwaukee Highland Games
June 1, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut Street


Polish Fest
June 14-16
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.


Annunciation Church Greek Fest
June 21-23
State Fair Park


Bastille Days
July 11-14
Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells St.  


Festa Italiana
July 19-21
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.


Armenian Fest
July 21
St. John the Baptist Armenian Orthodox Church, 7825 W. Layton Ave.


German Fest
July 25-28
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.


African World Fest
August 3-4
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.


Irish Fest
August 15-18
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.


Mexican Fiesta
August 23-25
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.


St. Sava Serbian Days
August 24-26
St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 3201 S. 51st Street


Indian Summer Festival
September 6-8
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.


Scholarships & Conferences

Check out our scholarships and conferences webpage dedicated to keeping up-to-date listings of scholarships, fellowships and academic conference opportunities available to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff. Click on the links below for details and the complete listing.

Fellowships, Scholarships and Conferences
- Internship: Diversity Abroad 9-month internship program
- Intern at InterExchange Working Abroad
- Intern at the US-UK Fulbright Commission in London
- Teach English in China or South Korea through the University of Colorado
- Scholarship for Educators to Study in Israel Summer 2013
- Australia Endeavour Research Fellowships and Executive Fellowships Now Open





south africa flag

Katie Rouch, COMM '13

When I initially moved in to my miniscule dorm room in Lille, France, the first thing that I did was hang a blue and gold poster on the wall, proudly emblazoned with a simple phrase: We are Marquette.

As I embarked on the life-changing adventure of my semester abroad, I had this poster as a constant reminder of the community which had given me such an opportunity. 

To some, these three words may mean nothing at all, but for me, We are Marquette will forever make me think of the place where I have grown these past four years. It will remind me of the people who have taught me, challenged me, and, occasionally, laughed at me too. It will evoke memories of sleepless nights spent studying, basketball games during the cold of winter, and lunches laughing with friends.

Most of all, We are Marquette will always make me grateful to have lived in a place that I can forever call home.

Marquette has also helped me to find my new passion in the field of international education. After an amazing semester abroad in France, I became excited at the opportunity of giving others the chance to experience new cultures and new people, all while traveling the world. An internship in the university’s Office of International Education this past semester has given me an outlet for this excitement and allowed me to learn more about bringing such opportunities to students not only at Marquette, but from all around the globe. The experience has led me on a new career path.

I will graduate on Sunday with an honors degree in Public Relations and French. After graduation, I will be heading to Indiana University in Bloomington to work as an international student services representative. While I am nervous to leave the comforts (and fun) of college life, I am excited to take on a new challenge and use all that this university has given to me.

Plus, no matter where I go, I will always remember that I am Marquette.



Office of International Education
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881