Friday, September 16




news from the office of international education

Want a free ticket to the Milwaukee Film Festival?

We are giving away free tickets to the below shows! First come, first served and only one ticket per student, faculty or staff. Limited quantities available, so act fast!


To claim a ticket, come to our office in Holthusen Hall, 4th floor.


Study Abroad Over Winter Break!

Apply before the Oct. 1 deadline!

The Office of International Education is excited to announce two new programs being offered during J-session, a winter term running from December 18 to January 16.

Students have the opportunity to choose from learning about faith and the role of non-violence in Delhi and Guwahati, India, or the history of Cuba and its relationship with the United States in Havana, Cuba.

Applications are open until October 1. Students who are interested in either program are encouraged to first attend a Study Abroad 101 session. For more information, visit our website.


Sign up for Conversation Partners

Want to practice your conversational English skills? Tutors are available through the Conversation Partners program!

To make an appointment, visit the online scheduling tool for the Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center. Be sure to select “Conversation Partners appointment” on the drop down menu next to “What type of project would you like to work on?”

Marquette Student Michelle Miller Concludes Global Travel with Brazilian Seminar

Michelle Miller is a senior at Marquette University, although lately she hasn't been seeing much of her home campus. Michelle had the unique experience of studying abroad in three countries, an adventure that some only dream of.

Michelle spent Fall 2015 in Madrid, Spain, Spring 2016 in Santiago, Chile, and two weeks this past summer in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. In her Q&A with the Office of International Education, Michelle reflects on her latest experience at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

How did you hear about the seminar and why did it spark your interest?
I was abroad for a semester in Santiago, Chile when I found out about the seminar. Jess Lothman sent out the information about the seminar to everyone in the Chile program, because we were all already in South America, the process of getting there wouldn’t be too complicated. The Brazilian Seminars sparked my interest because I had never been to Brazil and it seems like such a beautiful and complex country. I also wanted to be present for the pre-Olympic Games transition.

What did you learn about Brazilian culture and social issues?
It’s hard to narrow everything down into a few words, but Brazil has a beautiful culture. I only witnessed Rio de Janeiro’s culture, which I’m sure has its differences from the rest of the country. The people (of Rio de Janeiro) are so kind and loving, and super relaxed. It’s the ocean vibe. The people of Sao Paulo criticize Cariocas (natives of Rio de Janeiro) for being too relaxed, while Cariocas criticize natives of Sao Paolo for being too high strung.

In general Brazilians are very genuine people and love to enjoy themselves. However, the social issues are quite heavy. There is a lot of corruption in the Brazilian government, which has taken a toll on the citizens of Brazil. The social issue of poverty in favelas, what most people recognize about Brazil, is very prominent and was even more intense as the Olympic Games were approaching. Continue reading.

Professor Richard Taylor Travels to Turkey for Fulbright Global Scholar Award

Professor Richard Taylor will be presenting at Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group’s Fall 2016 North American Workshop held this Friday and Saturday in Raynor Memorial Library.



Thomas Aquinas, the Italian philosopher and theologian who lived from 1225 to 1274, is known more for his contributions to the Catholic Church than for the Arabic philosophers who influenced his thought. But the impact of philosophers like Averroes and Avicenna on Aquinas’ writing is exactly what brought Professor Richard Taylor to Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey for five weeks this past summer. Here, he taught a course on the topic to graduate students and professors.

"The materials translated from Arabic into Latin were extraordinarily important for him,” said Taylor, whose work and teaching highlights the importance of examining sources from the Arabic tradition that Aquinas himself read.

While he was in Istanbul, Taylor also held meetings to help students with their dissertations and conducted his own research. The trip to Istanbul was the first of several trips Taylor will make to Turkey and Italy as part of a Fulbright Global Scholar Award. Over the next two years Taylor will travel to Ankara University in Turkey and the University of Pisa in Italy to continue to teach about Thomas Aquinas and the importance of Arabic philosophical tradition in his philosophical and theological thought.

Global Health Symposium September 30

Please join us on Friday, September 30th for a day of exploring how Marquette is helping to ensure the health of populations worldwide.

Admission is free and participants are encouraged to attend sessions as their schedule allows. This symposium will examine:

• Global health through a social justice lens
• Marquette’s ethos and philosophy on global health research and delivery
• How technology can empower the clinical outreach effort
• Integrated approaches to clinical and technical health
• Educational methods for train the trainer programs
• Constructing sustainability through interdisciplinary research and action
• Marquette’s global health research and delivery in the context of Milwaukee’s global health initiatives

Sessions will highlight experts from the Marquette campus and beyond. A special keynote will feature Dr. Christopher Plowe, Professor of Medicine, of Microbiology and Immunology, and of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A panel of Milwaukee experts will also share their efforts to improve health in a global context.

For more information, please visit:




Study Abroad 101

MAM After Dark

Fiesta de Noche

Doors Open Milwaukee

Briggs and Al's Run and Walk for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Summit on the Status of Hispanic Students in Higher Education

Milwaukee Film Festival Begins

Global Health Symposium


important dates

Global Village Application Deadline

Study Abroad Application Deadline

Deadline for International Student Application


Global Resource Database

Call for updates!

Are you faculty or staff member that has specialized expertise in a region? Join our database! See current listings.

Email Karen Hess to update your information or be added.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Academic and conference opportunities:

English Open Doors Program in Chile
SiS (Study in Spain) Student Ambassador Program
European Environmental Sciences and Ecology Journal (EES) submissions




American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships & Grants

Boren Scholarships​

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

German Academic Exchange Service Undergraduate Scholarships and Internships

United Nations Internship Program

Atlas Corps Fellowship

Tutor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (an MU Partner in Hong Kong)

Financial Aid Opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean Students

Engineering Scholarship for Masters Degree - Universidad Pontificia Comillas

The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships

Teach and Learn in Korea Government-Sponsored Scholarship

Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Domestic Program

Fullbright - Hays Doctoral Dissertation for Research Abroad (DDRA)

Go Overseas Scholarship

American University in Cairo








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