Tuesday, January 24




news from the office of international education

New international students arrive on campus

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The Office of International Education gives a warm welcome to 64 new international students!

45 undergraduate, graduate and professional students are here to achieve their degrees at Marquette, while 19 exchange students join us for a semester or academic year from Marquette partner institutions around the world. The new international students came together on January 11, 12 and 13 for three days of orientation to familiarize themselves with the campus and their new life at Marquette.

Please help welcome our international students to the Marquette family!


Study Abroad Fair on January 27


Start your study abroad journey!
Join us on Friday, January 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union.

Representatives will be arriving from around the world, including the Philippines, Italy and Australia to help you learn how you can study abroad. Talk with a study abroad advisor, ask questions about financial aid and even meet international students from the country you're interested in - there's something for everyone at the Study Abroad Fair.

Student profile: Rafiq Jaroor


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Rafiq Jaroor is an international student from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Name: Rafiq Jaroor

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Dubai, United Arab Emriates

Major: Accounting


How did you hear about Marquette University?
I first heard about Marquette through my father when I was a kid.

Why did you choose to attend Marquette?
It had everything I looked for in a university. The accounting program, the campus size, location, and it's private.

How has your adjustment to Milwaukee been? What has helped?
The hardest part was adjusting to the winter for the most part. Getting adjusted was a bit difficult at the beginning since I knew no one when I came in, but once I made friends on campus and got myself involved it got much easier.

Do you have a favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?
One of my favorite things to do is walking down to Lake Michigan early in the morning.

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Marquette's Office of International Education announces winner of the 2016 Marquette International Research Award


Dr. Nil Lodh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, has received a $3,000 award to help fund his research project “Molecular diagnosis of multi Schistosome parasites from filtered urine from school children in Zambia."

The project includes Marquette undergraduate students Steven Charles Krenzke; Austin Cyrs; El Shaimaa Mohamed Elmansour Mahmoud; Megan Jane Hessler. These students will present their findings at the American Society for Microbiology 2017 annual meeting this June in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The research project aims to create a simple, effective way to test children for Schistosomiasis. Schistosomiasis is one of the major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with more than 200 million people infected and close to 800 million at risk. In sub Saharan Africa two major human schistosomes namely Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium often occur sympatrically largely affecting children. In the age group of 6 – 15 year's infection prevalence and intensity peaks, which impacts the growth delays, delayed cognition, attention deficit, poor performance in school and a negative effect on the overall growth and quality of a child's life. Recognizing the public health impact of Schistosomiasis, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging member states to regularly treat at least 75% and up to 100%, of all school-aged children at risk of morbidity.

Each year, The Office of International Education announces a call for submissions for the International Research Poster Session. Held in conjunction with the Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy sponsored by ORSP, this event is held annually in the fall. Along with supporting promising international research, the overall aim of the poster session is to encourage and showcase international research among faculty members from all disciplines. One project presented at the poster session will be awarded a $3,000 Marquette International Research Award by a peer review panel. Learn more about this annual award.

Marquette students awarded scholarships to study abroad

Thomas Messner and Thomas Molina will each receive a $1,250 scholarship through the O’Malley and Steyaert Endowed Travel Abroad Grant.

The scholarship supports Arts and Sciences students studying another language within a native-speaking country of that language. Preference is given to students studying language as a major or minor, and students' financial needs along with how studying another language reflects their post-graduation goals. Messner will attend Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, while Molina will attend Saint Louis University en Madrid, Spain this spring semester.

Also, Thomas Messner and Kaley Rohlinger will each receive a $500 honors program scholarship for spring 2017 study abroad. They will both attend Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy this spring semester.  View the fellowship details for more information.

Spring break five-day, interfaith immersion trip with the Center of Peacemaking

Consider spending part of spring break on a five-day, interfaith immersion trip to explore Muslim life in the U.S.

Students will travel to Detroit, Dearborn and Hamtramck, MI, home to the largest concentration of Muslims and mosques in the nation.

Throughout the week attendees will get the opportunity to visit Mosques, meet community members, and participant in service activities to gain personal knowledge about American Muslim history and how to counter Islamophobia.

Applications are now open for this fully funded trip. For more information, contact Dr. Cainkar, or the Center for Peacemaking.


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