Happy Holidays



International Research Poster Session award winners announced

Globe on a standThe Office of International Education hosted the 2014 International Research Poster Session in collaboration with the Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, and the Graduate Student Organization on Tuesday, December 2. The event showcased international research among faculty members from all disciplines and connected faculty and students across the university.

A panel of judges awarded $1,500 international research grants to two faculty members in recognition of their research. The award winners include:

"Engineering Synthetic Feedback to Promote Recovery of Self-feeding Skills in Stroke Survivors." (in partnership with the University of Genoa)
Dr. Robert Scheidt, professor, Biomedical Engineering
Alexis Krueger, graduate assistant, Biomedical engineering

"The Nahuatl in Central American Mapping project."
Dr. Laura Matthew, associate professor, History Department
Benjamin Nestor, graduate assistant, History Department

The Office of International Education applauds each of the faculty participants and student teams who participated this year including Dr. Iqbal Ahamed, Dr. Benjamin Brown and Dr. Chung Hoon Lee. Their research enriches the international community.



Study Abroad Fair - Wednesday, January 28

Summer Study Abroad BrochureThe Office of International Education will host its biannual Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, January 28 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the second floor of the AMU. Marquette's spring study abroad fair highlights all summer study abroad options available to students, including all faculty-led summer programs. Students will have the opportunity to chat with advisors, program coordinators, faculty leaders and study abroad veterans. Visit the study abroad website for more information about the fair and information sessions.



Center for Peacemaking announces funding opportunities

Peacemaking LogoTo further promote research around nonviolent peacemaking, the Marquette Center for Peacemaking has announced three funding opportunities available for the upcoming year. To learn more about each of these opportunities, visit the Center for Peacemaking website.


Faculty & Administrators

  • Rynne Faculty Research Fellowships of up to $2,500 for summer research (Applications due Feb. 23, 2015)
  • Mini-grant funding of up to $300 to cover expenses of presenting at a conference or to hire a student research assistant. (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)


  • Center for Peacemaking Summer Fellowship of up to $2,000 (Applications due Feb. 16, 2015)




White House discusses international education at Travel Bloggers Summit

The White House LogoLast week, the White House brought together government officials along with 130 of the most influential travel bloggers and media outlets for its first Travel Bloggers Summit to discuss the importance of international education and engaging U.S. students in meaningful travel.

Representatives from higher education were not invited. Rather, this new tactic brought together people who the Administration hopes will add another voice to encourage Millennials to engage in international experiences. This group of key influencers has the opportunity to help transform interest in travel into study, volunteer and work opportunities.

This effort supports Administration’s ongoing strategy to increase the number and diversity of youth pursuing international education opportunities. Other initiatives include the Young African Leaders Initiative, Young Southeast Asisan Leaders Initiative, 100,000 Strong in the Americas and the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative.

To further extend the reach of these programs, the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced the creation of a U.S. Study Abroad Office, which will manage the Department’s study abroad scholarships and capacity building programs. It will also help promote study abroad nationally and provide resources to universities and individuals. Watch a segment of the summit on YouTube.




Scientific research benefits from international collaboration

NPR LogoNational Public Radio’s science editor Joe Palca discussed the value of international collaboration between scholars in the sciences in a five-minute segment on Morning Edition. Palca spoke with Stefano Allesina at the University of Chicago and Emilio Bruna from the University of Florida about their study that investigated whether international collaboration made a difference as to the kind of scientific journal research was published in. After looking at 1.25 million scientific articles across 8 disciplines in the years 1996-2012, the researchers found a strong correlation between scholars from multiple nations and getting one’s articles published in top journals. In addition, the research demonstrated that other scientists cited studies published from multinational teams more frequently. Listen to the full story on NPR.



Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins recruiting subject matter experts for next round of curriculum transformation

Students in a classroomJesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins has received funding to transform the curriculum of its diploma in liberal studies. This new curriculum will comprise thirty new courses to be undertaken by students at the margins all over the world. The organization is currently looking to recruit Subject Matter Experts to lead the development of the following new courses, including:

  • Ethics
  • Intro to Financial Management
  • Intro to Organizational Behavior and Management
  • Intro to Entrepreneurship
  • Intro to Accounting
  • Foundational and Historical Perspectives on Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Creating and Managing Learning Environments
  • Instruction across Cultures and Exceptionalities
  • The Practical Application of Teaching

For more information and to apply, visit the JC:HEM website.

Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM) is an initiative of the Society of Jesus dedicated to bringing higher education to underserved and marginalized communities. The organization's international staff partners with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and faculty volunteers at more than 30 universities, including Marquette, to provide learning centers for refugees in Malawi, Kenya, Afghanistan, Jordan, Syria and Thai-Burma.





CalendarFrom excursions to the Milwaukee Art Museum to holiday celebrations, the Office of International Education offers a wide variety of programming open to all Marquette students. Check our events calendar for an up-to-date schedule of events.



Winter Break: Holiday Hours
December 24, 2014 - January 1, 2015

The university will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, for the Christmas holiday. Limited campus services, including Public Safety and Facility Services, will remain open. The university will re-open Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Buildings and services with special hours of operation during the semester break include the Alumni Memorial Union, IT Services, Raynor Memorial Libraries, the Rec Center and the Spirit Shop. Complete holiday and semester break hours can be found online.


New International Student Orientation
January 7 - 9

Please join us in welcoming our new group of international students beginning their studies at Marquette this spring. A detailed schedule for orientation will be distributed to all students on the first day of orientation.


Summer Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, January 28
10-2 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

Marquette's January study abroad fair highlights all summer study abroad options available to students, including all faculty-led summer programs. Students will have the opportunity to chat with advisors, program coordinators, faculty leaders and study abroad veterans. Visit the study abroad website for more information about the fair and information sessions.




Scholarships & Conferences

Graduation CapCheck 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.

- Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads Conference
- Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale
- San Francisco Global Career Forum 2015

Fellowships and Scholarships
- German Academic Exchange Service DAAD Study Abroad Scholarship
- Win a Trip with New York Times Journalist Nicholas Kristof
- Middle East Research Fellowship Program at Harvard Kennedy School
- Rotary Study Abroad Scholarship: International Graduate Level Scholarship
- Rotary Peace Fellow Scholarships 


Office of International Education
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7289