International Research and Poster Session call for submissions

Poster Session presenter and her posterThe Office of International Education is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the OIE sponsored International Research Poster Session. The event will be held in collaboration with the Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), the Graduate Student Organization and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. This is a great opportunity for faculty looking for funding for summer 2014 research and scholarship.

Our aim is to encourage and showcase research among faculty members and students from all disciplines. This unique event provides a wonderful opportunity to share international research ambitions and connect with faculty and students across the university. Interested individuals may also enter to be judged and considered for OIE's $1,500 International Research Award or ORSP's $1,000 Jump Start grant. To participate, please follow the detailed guidelines on the webpages below:


Important dates & deadlines:   

  • Oct. 1, 2013 – Submit “Intent to Participate” form by 4 p.m. to appropriate contact
  • Nov. 4, 2013 – Submit Abstract and Grant Application Letter by 4 p.m. (if applicable) to appropriate contact above  
  • Dec. 3, 2013, 1–3:30 p.m. in the AMU - Poster Sessions and Colloquy, reception to follow


Study abroad deadline - October 1

Students jumping for joy in South AfricaStudents planning to study abroad in the upcoming spring semester must submit their applications and letters of recommendation by Tuesday, Oct. 1.

For students who are still searching for a program, there are numerous opportunities to gather additional information. The Office of International Education offers Pre-advising Information Sessions every Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor. Students will learn about program choices, academics, scheduling, the application process and financial aid. A peer advisor is also available each week to explore study abroad program options during walk-in hours on Tuesdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or Thursdays from 3-5 p.m.. No registration necessary.


MUCTJ Graduate Student Research Grant Competition

Justice scale and globeThe Marquette University Center for Transnational Justice is pleased to offer funding for research conducted by graduate students enrolled in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. The Center will be awarding two Graduate Student Research Grants of up to $2,500 to support work on an issue of economic, political, or social justice that crosses national borders. Issue areas include but are not limited to immigration, forced migration and human trafficking, human rights, economic development, global trade and finance, pandemic diseases, and climate change. The application deadline is November 15, 2013. Details about the grants including eligibility and application procedures are available on the Center for Transnational Justice website.


Kara Miyashiro COBA '15 reflects on her study abroad experience

Kara Miyashiro COBA '15, compiled a beautiful video reflection on her spring 2013 study abroad experience at Universidad de Deusto in San Sebastian, Spain. She kicks off her video with a quote by G.K. Chesterton, which captures the spirit of study abroad alumni as they return to campus, "The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land." Through photos, videos and music, Miyashiro introduces us to the university, the international students she met, her travels in Europe and the culture of Spain.



Study abroad scholarship opportunities

Globe and moneyThere are a variety of scholarships available for study abroad students. Many scholarships target specific regions or students with a particular academic focus, while others are more general.

U.S. students looking to study abroad in Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East may be eligible for a Boren scholarship. Boren Awards for International Study supports students who study in geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. The deadline to apply for the Boren scholarship is February 13, 2013.

For U.S. students wishing to study or intern abroad elsewhere, the Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students receiving a Federal Pell Grant. Students should apply by October 1, 2013 to be considered for spring 2014 aid. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to provide funding to students who might otherwise not study abroad due to financial constraints.

Students who plan to study abroad in Japan during the spring 2014 semester can now apply for the Bridging Scholarship. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible, and recipients will be chosen based on academic potential and financial need. The deadline to apply is October 8, 2013.

Whitaker Undergraduate International Scholarships are available for biomedical or bioengineering majors who choose to pursue coursework, research, or an internship, in an international setting.

For more information about study abroad scholarships, visit the study abroad website or contact the Office of International Education at 288-7289.



Cuba and the Politics of Class, Race, and Gender Justice
Wednesday, September 18
5-7:30 p.m.
Cudahy Hall 001

Norma Guillard Lamotta, Cuban feminist, filmmaker, gender justice activist, and psychologist, will present a film screening of Viviendo al límite (Living to the limit), a moving human portrait of a group of people diagnosed as HIV-positive in Cuba in 2004. Discussion will follow. Questions? Contact Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, 8-0704.


Literacy and Inclusion: Cuba, 1961-2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
7-9:30 p.m.
Cudahy Hall 001

Sociologist and independent filmmaker, Catherine Murphy, alongside Norma Guillard Lamotta, Cuban feminist, filmmaker, gender justice activist, and psychologist, will present a series of films discussing literacy and inclusion in Cuba from 1961-today. Films include Maestra (Teacher), La Tarea (Homework), Ni preguntas ni respuestas (No Questions or Answers). Discussion will follow. Questions? Contact Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, 8-0704.


Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
Friday, September 20
7:30 – 9 p.m.
Central Mall

Celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in Central Mall with moon cakes, fruits, drinks and riddles!


Global Union
Saturday, September 21
12 – 6 p.m.
Humboldt Park

Global Union is a free, one-day music festival featuring bands from around the world, including Pakistan, Argentina and Haiti, as well as local Milwaukee groups. For more information and the full line-up, visit the website for more information.


Guatemala Study Abroad Information Session
Wednesday, September 25
12 – 1 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

The Guatemala Faculty-led program is offered in conjunction with the Marquette class INJP 4997, Justice and Peace Studies Capstone. The program offers a unique opportunity to experience first-hand what is taught in the classroom. During the class at Marquette, students will focus their studies on the 1960-1996 Civil War in Guatemala, the development of the country, and peace building efforts. During the week abroad, students will visit many historical and meaningful places including the first Spanish colonial capital in the New World, Mayan sacred site where religious ceremonies have been performed for years, development projects, Chichicastenago—a large indigenous market, a Jesuit University and a peace center addressing post-civil war healing.


Inter-Religious Summit:
Nonviolence and Peacemaking in World Religions

Thursday, October 3
9:00 a.m. ­ 5:30 p.m.
Raynor Library Beaumier Suites

Save the date for a one-day symposium on Nonviolence in World Religions. Choose from seven different sessions on peacemaking, nonviolence, forgiveness, and justice in seven major religious traditions. More information and a registration link will be available on our website soon.


Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia
September 20 – January 6
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

This international exhibition brings to the United States, for the first time, one of the most distinctive collections of Afghan rugs in the world. Purchased throughout Central Asia and in Europe, the rugs feature world maps, portraits of kings, khans and military leaders, cityscapes, and armaments.


Scholarships & Conferences

diplomaCheck 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
- Global Health & Innovation Conference
- Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
- Bridging Scholarship for study in Japan
- MUCTJ Graduate Student Research Grant Competition





Student in Seoul, South Korea

Katelyn Bronell
Communication ‘15
Sogang University, South Korea Fall 2013

In the last issue, Marquette Global spoke to Victoria Yang, HESC ’15, who received a $3,200 scholarship to study abroad in Japan last semester. For Katelyn Bronell, COMM ’15, choosing to study abroad in South Korea led to a full dormitory scholarship from Sogang University in Seoul.

Q: Why did you choose to study in South Korea?
I chose to go to South Korea because I really, really wanted to go to Eastern Asia. I come from a military family that has been living in Europe for the past ten years, so I have been to about 30 different countries in and around Europe. I kind of love traveling now.

Q: How has the experience been so far?
My experience so far has been pretty amazing. Koreans and all of the exchange students are really friendly. I don't speak any Korean, but that hasn't been much of a problem. I think most of the students here at Sogang can speak English, but I think they are too shy to try. So I learned hello and thank you in Hangul (the Korean language) very quickly.

Q: What's been your favorite thing about living in Sogang?
My favorite thing about Sogang is how it's in the middle of Seoul and you can walk out of campus and have endless amounts of things to do. The campus is small enough that there are people everywhere to see and talk to

Q: What's the hardest part?
The hardest part would be getting used to the school's customs, which are different from America. Attendance is very strict; the first seat you sit in on the first day is your seat for the rest of year. It's very focused on making sure that each student gets the best experience in class and from the teacher.

Q: Do you have any advice for students who are thinking of studying abroad?
Go to Korea. I don't know how other programs are, but if you truly want to experience something outside of the normal American way of life then this is the place to go. Also, don't worry too much about not having anyone to go with you, there are plenty of other foreign exchange students who are your in boat that only want to have an adventure and make friends as quickly as possible too.



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