Tuesday, May 16




news from the office of international education


See you in August!

The Marquette Global Newsletter will resume publication in August.







Do you have a story you would like to see highlighted this fall? Send story ideas to Karen Hess.


Please note our summer hours

OIE will not hold regular evening hours during the summer.






The Office of International Education will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until classes resume this fall.



Traveling internationally under the auspices of Marquette this summer?

Remember to follow Marquette's policies and procedures.










As faculty and staff prepare for Marquette sponsored international travel this summer, please remember that under current university rule, any Marquette sponsored international travel must follow the procedural guidelines outlined in University Policy and Procedures (UPP) 1-18 and register with OIE.


Sponsored travel includes credit bearing study abroad programs in addition to conference travel, funded research projects, site visits and service trips.


Full details can be found on Marquette's Office of International Education website. The required MU Faculty and Staff Travel Registration is online and asks for travel itinerary, accommodation information, passport details and contact information for the duration of the overseas stay. Upon submission, an email notification will be sent to the appropriate Dean or Vice-President seeking final approval.


Graduation party

OIE wil host a graduation party for graduating international and study abroad students!


OIE will be hosting a graduation celebration for our graduating students, both international students and study abroad alumni. Please join the OIE staff as we celebrate all that these students have accomplished as Marquette students. Light refreshments will be served, and family members are encouraged to attend!


Friday, May 19th

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Office of International Education
4th Floor Holthusen Hall


RSVP at oie-graduation-party.eventbrite.com



Medical College of Wisconsin will hold Our City of Nations conference June 13 and 14

OIE will pay the conference fee for Marquette faculty, staff, and students who wish to attend.

Registration is now open!





The Our City of Nations conference will be held at the UW-Milwaukee Zelazo Center. The purpose of the event is to educate interested community members on how to care for and respond to the needs of refugees and immigrants in the United States.


Keynote and plenaries by Galya Ruffer, JD, PhD, Edward Ehlinger, MD, MSPH and Melani Greenberg, AB, JD.


Visit the event page, for more information. Individuals who are interested in reimbursement should contact Veronica Torok.


Alumnus of the year

"Alumnus of the Year" awarded to international student Dr. Henry K.H. Kwan, Arts ’71.


Notable for his contributions to developing such medications as Claritin, Claritin D-24, Intron A and Nasonex, pharmaceutical executive-turned-scientific consultant Henry modestly deflects accolades and insists that he is merely Marquette’s luckiest alumnus.


“I’m enjoying the sixth lap of a one-mile race,” he says of his second career lending his expertise to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. “Most people would be lucky to even cross the finish line, but I basically got two more laps.” Henry particularly relishes serving as a scientific expert in intellectual property litigation cases. “I get to take on the assignments I believe in and speak from my heart,” either defending patents or helping generic drug makers elbow patents out of their way.

At 17, Henry was finishing his second-to-last year of high school in his native Hong Kong when his father decided the local political and economic climates were becoming uncomfortably risky. He insisted that Henry pick an American college and apply to go that very fall. Read more.

Student profile: Krystal Chao

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Biomedical Sciences student Krystal Chao is an international student from Hong Kong.







Name: Krystal Chao
Year in school: Freshman    
Hometown: Hong Kong
Major: Biomedical Sciences

Can you describe your hometown?
It is a huge multi-lingual city with many mixed cultures.

Why did you choose Marquette?

Marquette has a great health sciences program. I got offered a very generous amount of scholarship. Milwaukee is a great city that is located in the down-to-earth Midwest.

How has your adjustment to Milwaukee been? What has helped?

I am very lucky to find an amazing group of friends that support me even when I struggle with the academic stress.

How would you describe your time at Marquette?
My first semester was amazing and I cannot wait for the future years to come.

Are you involved with campus groups or organizations?
I am in Sigma Kappa sorority and the Chinese Student & Scholars Association.

Do you have a favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?
I love going on runs to the north side, the lake, and the third ward.

What has been your favorite Marquette class?

I love biology and psychology even though they are challenging. Continue Reading.



The largest student-led social responsibility movement in the world: Global Brigades

Learn about Marquette Global Brigades!





Sarah Hehemann is a current senior at Marquette University studying nursing. On January 16, 2017 she returned home from her third and final Marquette Global Brigades experience. During Hehemann’s undergraduate career, she took multiple trips to Nicaragua and participated in the 9-day volunteer program.


Global Brigades is a non-profit organization that provides sustainable and lasting societal improvements where there is limited access to health care in countries including Nicaragua, Honduras and Panama. The program was founded at Marquette University in 2003 by Jeff Bodle, Bus AD ‘04 and Shital Chauhan, H Sci ‘04. Today it has grown to be the world’s largest student-run organization, recruiting volunteers from over 450 universities across the globe. During a brigade, volunteers have an opportunity to shadow licensed doctors and practice basic health care, all while using their Spanish communication skills in a global environment.


Sarah was drawn to Global Brigades because of its multifaceted incorporation of her fields of interests. “I was looking for a way to combine my passion for medicine and health care with my love for volunteering. I love to share my learned skills and knowledge with others and, in turn, learn much more from them regarding their way of life, culture, beliefs and values,” Hehemann said.


For the recent January 2017 brigade, volunteers raised over $151,750. Sarah served on the leadership team, and led over 60 Marquette students on a medical, dental, public health and water brigade. Continue Reading.


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