Wednesday, September 7




news from the office of international education

Welcome back students!

Get ready for an exciting 2016-2017 academic year.

The Office of International Education is excited to kick off another semester and advance our vision of forming interculturally competent and globally

engaged problem-solvers who are agents for change within a complex world. Learn more about study abroad options, international student support, partnerships and faculty resources at


International students arrive on campus

The Office of International Education gives a warm welcome to 185 new international students.

139 undergraduate, graduate and professional students are here to achieve their degrees at

Marquette, while 46 exchange students join us for a semester or academic year from Marquette partner institutions around the world. In August, the new international students came together for three days of orientation to familiarize themselves with the campus and their new life at Marquette. After a day full of information, new students met current students at a welcome picnic where they played games and got to know each other. Please help welcome our international students to the Marquette family!

Study Abroad Fair on September 9

Join us on Friday, September 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Westowne Square outside of 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. This annual event is hosted by Marquette’s Office of International Education and Office of International Business.

Summer Session in Seoul

Reflecting on a faculty-led summer abroad trip to Seoul, South Korea.

When Professor Darren Wheelock toured Hwaseong Prison and Correctional Facility near Seoul, South Korea, he walked into a small room

where 15 prisoners in green jumpsuits sat silently behind a table of cakes and pastries they had baked. The inmates were waiting for Wheelock and the 22 students participating in his class to arrive, sample the pastries and provide feedback.

“There is no comparable prison in the United States,” said Wheelock.


The rehabilitative prison teaches job skills like baking to some of South Korea’s most violent offenders. The differences between the criminal justice systems of South Korea and the United States are stark, which is exactly why Wheelock chose the country as the location for his faculty-led study abroad trip titled Comparative Crime and Punishment. The three-week course brought together nine students from Marquette and 15 students from Sogang University. Students lived in Seoul and attended a course co-taught by Wheelock and Yong-Chul Park, a professor of law at Sogang.


“There are a lot of different ways students can learn about the world,” said Wheelock. “Lecture, discussions, films—all of these things can be effective tools in teaching, but there is nothing quite like learning through experience. That tends to provide lessons that can stick with a person for decades, maybe their life.”


The course material covered international criminology and criminal justice, crime and the criminal justice system in the United States and South Korea, and a comparison of the countries. The group took field trips to the South Korean Supreme Court, legislature and criminal trials. Continue reading.

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.


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