Tuesday, November 15




news from the office of international education


International Education Week

Nov. 14-18


TODAY at 4 p.m. - Panel on Refugees

Want to learn more about refugees in our area? Attend our panel discussion TODAY at 4 p.m.!

Please join the Office of International Education on Tuesday, November 15 at 4 p.m. in Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor for a panel discussion on refugees titled "Refugees and Education: A Local Perspective" that will explore the legal component, resettlement resources and refugee's perspective. Panelists include a Milwaukee immigration lawyer, a medical liaison who connects newly arrived refugees with healthcare services, and a Syrian author and lecturer who fled the country in 2012. Admission is free and food will be provided.

Please RSVP at https://www.muglobal.eventbrite.com


Panelists include:

  • Barbara Graham, Immigration Attorney at Catholic Charities of the Archdioces of Milwaukee
  • Megan Schneck, Refugee Medical Liaison at the International Institute of Wisconsin
  • Riad Ismat, Syrian Author and Artist, Lecturer at Northwestern University


Please visit https://www.marquette.edu/oie/refugeespanel.shtml for full bios and more information.


Wednesday at noon - Soup with Substance

Join us on Nov. 16 at noon in AMU 157. A light lunch of soup and bread will be served.

International Education Week: Catholic Relief Services Panel featuring Art Wigchers, Madeline Wake, and Kayce Scherzer

Join us to celebrate International Education Week. This panel will share their perspectives on the value of international educational experiences, specifically looking at the CRS Global Campus Partnership and the impact that community members, educators, and students have made in Ethiopia through partnership with Catholic Relief Services.


Soup with Substance is presented by the Center for Peacemaking, Campus Ministry, Intercultural Engagement, and the Office of International Education.

All Week - Vote in the International Photo Contest

Vote for your favorite photo on our Facebook Page!

The Office of International Education is holding its eighth annual International Photo Contest on OIE’s Marquette Global Facebook page.

To vote, visit the Marquette Global Facebook page now through Friday at 9 p.m. The photo with the most votes will receive $50 Marquette Cash!


Vote here.


Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson Gives Keynote Address for Global Health Week

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Save the date: November 28, 2016! Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson presents keynote address, "Public Health in the Americas from Community Action to National Policy."

The Medical College of Wisconsin's Office of Global Health holds their sixth annual Global Health week from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. The week will kick off with a keynote address from Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, president and CEO of the PAHO Foundation. The keynote address, "Public Health in the Americas from Community Action to National Policy," will be held Monday, Nov. 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the HRC Auditorium of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Dr. Ward-Robinson has a breadth of achievements in public health and civil service as well as career of non-profit work. She has served as Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs of the Alzheimer's Association, was the founding CEO and Executive Director of the Institute for Public Health and Water Research, and an Associate Professor at The School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas A&M University. Learn more about Dr. War-Robinson and the PAHO Foundation.

The keynote address is free and open to the public. If you wish to attend RSVP to tfazer@mcw.edu


Student Profile: Monika Cinch

Zachary Wierschem

Monika Cinch is currently in Spain studying abroad at Universidad Loyola Andalucia. She first studied there in Spring 2015 and decided to return the fall of her senior year.

Name: Monika Cinch
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
Major: International Business/Marketing with Spanish Minor
Program: Universidad Loyola Andalucia

What drew you back to the program?
This is a though question, only because I really cannot pinpoint one specific thing because there are so many. Honestly, I think it is because I fell in love with Andalucia. The way of life, the language, the culture, and more than anything, the people, are what makes this program so special. There is nothing that the univerisity will not help me with. I always feel comfortable and welcomed when I am there. I am not saying that I chose to go back to this university for comfort reasons, or because I love a good challenge, but I really just enjoy the company of the people that I met and trust. I was drawn back to this program because I know that it is going to get me closer to my ultimate dream, being fluent in Spanish.

How has your daily life benefited from returning to Cordoba?
To start off with, the coffee every day is so good that it starts my day off about 100% better than normal. In all seriousness though, my daily life has changed drastically. If you ask any of my closest friends at Marquette, they would say that I am stressed out, always worried about something, maybe insecure at times. When I am here, I am so relaxed, and most importantly, happy. I think it is just because I spend more quality time with people. Real conversations, more often. It is just the culture. I have become much more relaxed in school and in life. I have learned here how important it is to just enjoy the people around you. Spend more time doing what you love, so you don't feel like you are wasting your time doing anything.


How were you able to go abroad as a senior? Were there challenges that came with that?
This is a good one. So, first off, I want to say that if you are interested in studying abroad twice but think you cannot, do not throw the idea away yet. Contact whoever you need to in order to figure it out. It is not impossible! I basically was in an advising appointment, and I made a joke about going abroad again and my advisor said it was actually possible. So, I wrote an email to my Spanish university saying I was able to work out my schedule to come back, but I would need to find a job in Spain to cover any costs. The amazing network of friends I made there helped make this dream a reality when they built an internship for me. It was a challenge because I felt like I was asking for so much, but I knew that it was something I needed to do. Continue Reading


Newest Open Doors Report

Key findings from the 2016 report released by the Institute of International Education.

On Monday the lastest report from the Institute of International Education was released, citing that for the first time the number of international students studying in the U.S. topped one million. This number increased by 7.1 percent compared to last year and is up 85 percent from just a decade ago. Read the executive summary.


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