Monday, August 21




news from the office of international education


Welcome new international students!

Marquette University international student orientation starts Monday and runs through Thursday.


About 125 undergraduate, graduate and professional students are here to achieve their degrees at Marquette, while 55 exchange students join us for a semester or academic year from Marquette partner institutions around the world. The new international students attend orientation to familiarize themselves with the campus and their new life at Marquette.


Please help welcome our international students to the Marquette family!


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OIE announces study abroad scholarship recipients

See our website for a list of study abroad scholarship opportunities.




Congratulations to the following students on their awards:


Matteo Ricci Global Scholars ($1,500):
• Catherine Bell: SIT Study Abroad Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization, Fall 2017
• Katherine Doyle: Spring 2018
• Anne McCrea: Saint Louis University in Madrid, Fall 2017
• Rachel Miller: Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Fall 2017
• Emma Nitschke: Universite Catholique de Lille, Academic year 2017-2018
• Frangela Gloria Dorsainville: Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Fall 2017
• Grace Michelle Reid: Saint Louis University in Madrid, Fall 2017


The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship ($2,000):

• Kylah Gage: South Africa Service Learning Program, Fall 2017

• Nora Godoy-Gonzalez: Sogang University, Fall 2017


O’Malley/Staeyert Scholarship ($1,250):
• Kara Kaltenbrun: Universidad del Salvador, Fall 2017


The Honors Program Scholarship ($500):
• Seth Haines: Sogang University, Summer 2017
• Cara Caputo: King’s College London, Summer 2017
• Olivia Ryan: Universidad del Salvador, Fall 2017



Are you a study abroad alumni? Enter our photo contest by August 23!

Do you have great photos from studying abroad? We want to see them!


The Office of International Education is hosting a Study Abroad Photo Contest and invites all Marquette study abroad alumni to submit photos and/or vote for their favorite photo. We especially want to see photos that capture the academic component of your study abroad experience and show what you learned--either inside of the classroom or out in the community.


Enter here:

*One entry per person per day.


Submit photos through August 23 and vote from August 24-30!


First prize: $100 gift card

Second prize: $50 gift card

Third prize: $25 gift card


Call for submissions to the 2017 Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge

The submission deadline is September 10, 2017. For additional information, eligibility requirements and submission guidelines please visit the Voices Video Challenge webpage.


IIE and The New York Times in Education have announced the 2017 Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge is now open. By hearing and seeing study abroad alumni articulate the value of their study abroad experience, they hope to inspire Generation Z and others to seek out an international experience as part of their college education and see the value of such an experience to their academic and professional interests.


U.S. students who are abroad and those who have returned are encouraged to submit digital story submissions between 0:30 seconds and 2 minutes long that demonstrate how study abroad gave them an edge, the impact it had on their personal or professional life and the world, and how The New York Times content helped them navigate, enhance or make sense of their experience.

Winners will receive an iPad, a trip to the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad in Washington D.C., and a video spotlight on the New York Times in Education website. Winners will also be recognized as a Generation Study Abroad Voice.

Check out last year's winners on IIE's Generation Study Abroad YouTube channel.


Jesuits Decry Attacks on Honduran Jesuit Fr. Ismael “Melo” Moreno Prominent Human Rights Activist

The Society of Jesus issued the below statement regarding Jesuit Fr. Ismael "Melo" Moreno.

The Jesuits of the Central American Province also issued a statement in support of Fr. Moreno.


August 18, 2017 — On July 31, the feast of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus, Latin American Jesuits raised an alarm for one of their brother Jesuits, Fr. Ismael “Melo” Moreno, director of the Honduran Jesuit radio station, Radio Progreso, and the Honduran Jesuit social action center.


An outspoken human rights advocate in a country plagued by government corruption and violence, Fr. Melo has worked for years to promote dialogue while advocating for the marginalized.


Last year when the national university, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH), was embroiled in student strikes, Fr. Melo sat at the negotiating table at the request of students. While agreements were reached between the students and the university, this year student strikes and protests continued, and in the aftermath many students have been injured at the hands of university-hired security forces and many more arrested. In addition, the recent murder of the father of a student activist, who was killed after attending the judicial hearing of his son, has created a climate of fear for those exercising their right to protest peacefully. Continue reading.


Family Fest for Kenya on October 14 at the South Shore Park Pavilion

The event will feature food, crafts, and a 5K run or walk.





Infinitely More and Operation Give Hope, organizations that aim to relieve physical and academic poverty through providing and meeting essential needs, will hold a festival on October 14, 2017. The event is designed to raise funds to build a maternity home in Kenya to accommodate 12-16 girls and their babies. The event will feature Kenyan handcrafts and cuisine, a silent auction, and a 5K run or walk. This year’s theme is “Healing the World.” See the event website for more information.


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