Enter to win the MU Global International Photo Contest

Photo ContestThe Office of International Education will hold its sixth annual International Photo Contest on OIE’s Marquette Global Facebook page. All Marquette students are invited to submit up to three (3) photos that capture the essence of Marquette Global. Submit your photos using the International Photo Contest tab on the Facebook page by Sunday, Nov. 16.

To vote, viewers need to “like” their favorite photos during International Education Week starting on Nov. 17 through Nov. 21. The photos with the most votes will receive awards of up to a $100 value:

  • Grand Prize: $100 STA travel voucher and Marquette Global t-shirt
  • Silver Award: Two passes to Landmark Theatres and $50 in gift cards to Stone Bowl and Lowlands Grand cafes
  • Bronze Award: $50 in gift cards to Stone Bowl and Chez Jacques (bronze award)
  • Honorable Mention: $25 gift card to Mader’s Restaurant (honorable mention).

For contest rules and submission instructions, please visit the International Photo Contest tab on the Marquette Global Facebook page. Winners will be announced on Friday, Nov 21.


International Education Week kicks off November 16 - 21

International Ed Week LogoA joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is through focusing on international perspectives and understanding that we become better collaborators, competitors and compassionate neighbors in today's global society. From November 16- 21, the university will be hosting a wide variety of international themed events for students and faculty. Events will cover current hot topics, including Ukraine, the Middle East and North Africa, immigration, public health, water quality around the world and more. View this year’s IEW video here.



Marquette history professor maps Nahuatl

CamionetaLaura Matthew, associate professor of history, is leading an effort to map the usage of the Nahuatl language in Central America in coordination with colleagues trained in linguistics, geography, religious studies and anthropology. The project hopes to gain a deeper understanding on the origins of Nahuatl to determine whether the language was truly introduced through invasion and where and how long the language was used in Central America. “Colonial-era documents and geospatial humanities help us dig deep into the history of Mesoamerica,” Dr. Matthew explains in a blog post from Historians@Work.


New MU Spanish focused living-learning community

HolaMarquette has announced a new Living-Learning Community focused on Spanish language and cultures, launching in the fall of 2015. The purpose of this community is to provide a living environment where students can practice speaking Spanish and learn about Hispanic cultures by participating in events and activities on campus and in the surrounding community. Eligible students include those who are native or heritage Spanish speakers and those who have completed or will be enrolled in Spanish 3001 during the fall 2015 term, or have placed out of this course. Students will live together in Straz Tower. For more information and an application please contact Dr. Jim McMahon or Dr. Anne Pasero or visit the Residence Life website. Applications are due February 27, 2015 and require an essay and letter of recommendation.



Clear Picture: Looking at Communities from an Art Museum

Haggerty Art MuseumThe Haggerty Museum of Art has partnered with four undergraduate Journalism and Spanish courses to create a student-curated exhibition that “will serve as a multi-disciplinary textbook and laboratory” for the students. Led by Dr. Eugenia Afinoguenova, associate professor of Spanish, and Dr. Pamela Hill Nettleton, assistant professor of journalism and media studies, students will explore the ability to construct narratives about communities through art. The museum will be hosting a reception on November 12 from 2-4 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the exhibit, which will be open through May.



Black Life in China

Antonio Reyes, an African American with a Latino name, is fluent in Chinese and created a unique blog capturing the lives of African Americans living in China as part of his work as a Fulbright scholar. He has a BA in Asian studies and an MA in international affairs, business and trade. What began as an exercise in documenting the minority experience abroad has turned into a resource for African Americans living or planning to live in China. His blog titled Black Life China is a space where Black Americans can share their experiences living in China. Reyes first podcast features an interview with various black Americans living in China. Read more on the website: Black Life China.




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.



A Faith that Does Justice
Monday, Nov. 3
4 - 5:15 p.m.
Raynor Library Beaumier Suite

Dr. Thomas Kelly of Creighton University will present on Rutilio Grande, S.J., one of the University of Central America martyrs. The event will explore how Grande's life influenced the future of El Salvador and challenges us to consider what it means to live our faith in service to the poor and vulnerable. Kelly is the author of "When the Gospel Grows Feet: Rutilio Grande, SJ, and the Church of El Salvador". This event is the Center for Peacemaking's inaugural Ignatian Peacemaking Lecture.


Preparing for Winter
Wednesday, November 5
6:30 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

Are you an international student worried about "surviving" the Wisconsin winter? Have friends been telling you stories about how cold it will become over the next few months? Learn the facts about winter, including how to know what the weather will be, dress appropriately, stay healthy and experience the fun activities unique to winter climates.


Working in the US: What you need to know
Thursday, November 6
3:30 – 5 p.m.
David Straz Hall, Room 105

International Students: Are you thinking about an internship or permanent job in the US? Are you wondering what you need to do to get a job or what options are available to you? This informative session will provide you with the information to get started. The session will include a special focus on Business related careers, but all students are welcome.


Open Mic Night for Peace
Thursday, November 6
8:30 p.m.
Henke Lounge in AMU

Open Mic Night For Peace is an opportunity for the community to share their talents in celebration of peace and social justice. We welcome poets, musicians, comedians, and other talented individuals to perform at this event. Sponsored by the Peacemakers. Free cookies and coffee will be provided.


Film Fest - Catching Dreams and Healing Communities: Native Americans and Sport
“Edge of America”
Friday, November 7
7 p.m.
Weasler Auditorium

Join Marquette University’s Native American Student Association in their two part film fest. “Edge of America”is set on the Three Nations Reservation and tells the true story of a high school girls’ basketball team and their drive to triumph in the face of adversity. Followed by a director talk back with the renowned Indigenous film director and produce of “Smoke Signals and Skins,” Chris Eyre. Co-sponsored by Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, MUSG, Intercultural Engagement, Milwaukee Public Schools.


Film Fest - Catching Dreams and Healing Communities: Native Americans and Sport
“Medicine Game”
Saturday, November 8
3 p.m.
Weasler Auditorium

Join Marquette University’s Native American Student Association in their two part film fest. “Medicine Game”shares the stories of two young men from the Onondaga Nation who are determined to leave the ‘Rez’ to play collegiate lacrosse. Join members of the MU Men’s Lacrosse team for demos and clinics starting at 1 p.m. Co-sponsored by Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, MUSG, Intercultural Engagement, Milwaukee Public Schools.


Art Exhibit: Portraits of the UCA Martyrs of El Salvador
Monday, November 10
4-5 p.m.
Narthex, outside the Chapel of the Holy Family

Mary Pimmel was a student at Rockhurst University when she participated in a spring break service trip to El Salvador. Her experience quickly became the inspiration behind a unique art project that brought together social justice and art to educate the public about the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador. Pimmel’s exhibit features eight paintings. She explained to The Catholic Key, "I wanted to try and get the real essence of the Jesuits and get across who they really were to the people who would be encountering them for the first, and maybe, only time." She saw the paintings as biographical sketches and chose a different color for each painting – a color “that fit their personality." For more information about Mary Pimmel's collection read The Catholic Key article.


Taize Prayer in Remembrance of the Martyrs of El Salvador
Tuesday, November 11
7 – 8 p.m.
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Taize is an reflective ecumenical prayer that uses scripture and repetitive songs to carry the prayer. It reflects a quiet, peaceful receptivity before God. The environment will be filled with candles and imagery including images and quotes from the martyrs.


Film Screening: Romero
Wednesday, November 12
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gesu Parish Center – Herian Hall

Romero is a 1989 American biopic depicting the life of Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero, who organized peaceful protests against the violent military regime, eventually at the cost of his own life. The film stars Raúl Juliá, Richard Jordan as Romero's close friend and fellow martyred priest, Rutilio Grande, as well as actors Ana Alicia and Harold Gould. Although the film depicts true events, there are a few fictional characters. (wikipedia)


Right to Education Tour
Wednesday, November 12
6:30 p.m.
Emory Clark 111

Join the Students for Justice in Palestine and welcome current students from Birzeit University in Palestine to Marquette’s campus. They will be present to talk about their experiences living under occupation as youth and students.


Rose Garden Commemoration Reflection
Thursday, November 13
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Jesuit Garden behind the Jesuit Residence

Reflect upon the events surrounding the brutal attacks on Nov. 16 while walking along a path through the Jesuit Garden. Panels, photographs and a re-creation of the rose garden will explain what happened that day. Hosted by Campus Ministry


Student Liturgy Mass of Thanksgiving – Martyrs of El Salvador
Sunday, November 16
4-5 p.m.
Church of the Gesu

A mass in honor of the martyrs of El Salvador.


Josh Ruebner on U.S. Tax Dollars for Military Aid
Wednesday, November 19
6:30-8:30 p.m.
AMU 254

Josh Ruebner is an American author, political analyst, and activist. He is the National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and the author of Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Josh Ruebner's talk will focus primarily on U.S. tax dollars sent to Israel for military aid, and how such funding is impacting Palestinian lives. Sponsored by the Students for Jusice in Palestine.


Oneida Reservation Immersion Experience
Saturday, November 22,
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This is a free event sponsored by SEOTS and the Center for Intercultural Engagement. For more information contact Eva Martinez Powless at or 414-288-6771.


Thanksgiving Dinner at Cobeen Hall
Thursday, November 27
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cobeen Hall

Join other Marquette students, faculty, staff and community members for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Cobeen Hall from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Tickets are free, but needed for admission. Get your tickets at Campus Ministry (AMU 236) before November 21. The menu includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian items.





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 and Scholarships
- Institute of International Education Office for Latin America - Graduate Internship Program
- Émigré Memorial German Internship Program - German State Parliaments
- Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2015 Study Abroad - due Nov. 12




Jared Engel in New Zealand
Karlin Webster
Associate Director, Study Abroad

The Office of International Education is thrilled to announce Karlin (Karli) Webster, Marquette’s new associate director of study abroad. Karli has recently joined us from Kansas State University, where she worked as the director of study abroad in their Office of International Programs. With more than a decade of experience in international education, Karli will focus on managing study abroad operations at Marquette, including short-term program coordination and health and safety oversight.

Karli completed her MS in Educational Leadership along with a Global Educator Certificate at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and she received a bachelors in business administration with an international emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Karli and her family are excited to be moving back 'home' to Wisconsin. Please join us in extending a heartfelt welcome. Karli can be reached at 288-5022 or




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