Thursday, September 29




news from the office of international education

This Friday: Global Health Symposium

Learn how Marquette is helping to ensure the health of populations worldwide!


This full-day event will highlight how Marquette helps to ensure the health of populations worldwide. Topics will range from the latest research and best practices to service learning programs and volunteer opportunities for students.

A panel on Marquette’s Global Clinical Outreach will explore how Marquette students work directly with patients overseas. Program leaders from the College of Health Sciences will discuss their programs, including a four-week elective clinical rotation in Belize offered through the Physician’s Assistant Program.


“Students see the whole gamut—from family planning to upper respiratory illnesses to parasitic infections. No matter what they see, they come back a stronger provider,” said Jean Fischer, co-director of clinical education for the Physician Assistant Program.


Students spend the rotation sharing a house and working with students from all over the world. They come from a wide range of disciplines, including pharmacy, nursing and physical therapy. This kind of inter-professional collaboration is key, according to Fischer. The group is divided into two teams that rotate tasks every two weeks.


“One team stays and staffs the clinic, and the other is remote team that drives through the hills to provide health care to people who couldn’t make it to the clinic,” said Fischer. Continue reading.


South Africa Delegation to Visit Milwaukee October 3 to 7

In an effort to enhance Marquette’s local-global community engagement, Marquette’s Office of International Education is hosting a community partner involved with Marquette’s South Africa Service Learning Program in Cape Town, South Africa.

During the week of October 3 to 7, 2016, Marquette will be hosting Melikaya Ntshingwa, residential director of the South Africa Service Learning Program. He will be accompanied by Bernard Pather, principal of Tembaletu School, and Lillian Masebenza, founder of Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Networks.

The delegation will meet with Marquette’s community partners to seek ways to enhance collaboration from Milwaukee to Cape Town. The delegation is scheduled to visit the Frederick J . Gaenslen School and meet with members of Near West Side Partners, Inc.


The Office of International Education is also hosting a special reception to connect the delegation with alumni of the South Africa Service Learning Program on Wednesday, October 5. Continue reading.

Pick up FREE Tickets to the Milwaukee Film Festival!

The Office of International Education is giving away free tickets the Milwaukee Film Festival!

Get 2 tickets per person to see "Burden of Peace (Paz y Paz)" on Monday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 p.m., or "Motley's Law" (featuring Marquette Law School graduate Kimberley Motley!) on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Pick up your free tickets at the front desk of OIE on the 4th floor of Holthusen Hall!​


Participate in the International Research Poster Session

Submit the Intent to Participate form by September 30 for a chance to be awarded $3,000.

Are you involved wtih international research on campus? Participate in the International Research Poster Session for a chance to be awarded a $3,000 Marquette International Research Award. Each year, the Office of International Education calls for submissions to encourage faculty members of all disciplines to showcase their global research. This year the event will take place on November 29, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms.

Center for Transnational Justice 2016-2017 Graduate Student Research Grant Competition

Apply for a grant of up to $2,500!

The 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.

In 2016-2017, the Center will be awarding four Graduate Student Research Grants of up to $2,500 each for 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. Details about the grants including student eligibility and application procedures are available at

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The application is now open for the Critical Language Scholarship Program for Summer 2017. Apply by November 16th!

This fully funded overseas intensive language and cultural immersion program offered by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is designed for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages, and also to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.

Students apply to a specific language. The 14 CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu.


Students can contact Brock Price with any questions regarding the application. See the program website for more information.

Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act Reintroduced

Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) have reintroduced the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act.

The Act incentivizes colleges and universities to make study abroad a core component of higher education. Read more about the Act and a statement by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.


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