Thursday, September 28



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news from the office of international education


Apply by October 1 to study abroad this Spring or January session!

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Submit your materials by this Sunday, October 1 for consideration.


Did you know that 25% of Marquette graduates studied abroad? Join this strong tradition and embark on your own study abroad experience. The deadline to submit study abroad applications for Spring semester and January session programs is this Sunday, October 1. Visit the study abroad website to view the full list of programs and to apply.


Still have questions? We’re hosting an Open House this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon for Family Weekend. Bring your family, talk to a study abroad advisor, and get your questions answered.


Matteo Ricci Global Scholarship applications due October 1

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The Matteo Ricci Global Scholar program offers students $1,500 travel grants to help offset the cost of studying abroad.



Apply by October 1 for consideration for the Matteo Ricci Global Scholarship. Visit the program website for more information and to apply. In order to receive a scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need, commitment to completing the Matteo Ricci Global Scholar Badge, and academic merit. Only one award per Global Scholar.


This challenging academic program cultivates global perspectives and demonstrates students' intercultural competencies. Upon completion, an educational badge appears on students' official transcript.


Program components:

- Introduction to the Global Economy ECON 1040* (3 credits)

*Econ, IB or INIA majors may take Econ 4040 to satisfy this requirement.
- International Politics POSC 2601 (3 credits)
- Language proficiency through the 2002 level or equivalent
- Study abroad experience in any location (minimum of 12 credits)
- Experience requirement from a menu of opportunities
- E-portfolio integrating academic and experiential learning



Participate in the International Research Poster Session

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Submit the "Intent to Participate" form by 4 p.m. this Friday, September 29.




Are you involved with 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 28, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. Learn more.


Jesuit Universities join forces for EAIE 2017 Conference

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The new International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) officially launched earlier this month.


In September, the FIBES Conference Center in Seville, Spain hosted a meeting for Europe's top educators during the twenty-ninth annual conference of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). This international initiative was started as a non-profit project in 1989 with the aim of becoming a point of dialogue and shared work for higher education professionals and institutions.


According to the organization's estimates, the gathering attracted more than 5,500 people to the Andalusian capital. Throughout the week, university representatives from more than 85 countries attended information sessions, discussions, webinars, receptions and conferences.


On the occasion of this event, Loyola University Andalusia, the Jesuit university of Seville, has joined forces with the newly-organized International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) to promote collaboration and exhibit the universality of the values of justice, dialogue and work at the service of others that inspire Ignatian education. Under the guidance of Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., the General Secretary of Higher Education for the Society of Jesus, the IAJU seeks to create common lines of work and projects that involve the whole Jesuit educational community, from students and teachers to administrators. Read more.


Photo contest winners announced

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Congratulations to the winners of our study abroad photo contest!


The first, second and third place winners of our photo contest are:


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Sarah Knoerr
Caption: "But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to those who remain at home: they must be sought abroad" James Joyce – Dubliners
Major and year: Business Accounting – Sophomore
Photo location: Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Study abroad program: Literature, History and Culture of Ireland, Summer 2017


Photo of Tanger, Morocco

Elizabeth Wolfe
Caption: Weekend in Morocco
Major and year: Finance – Junior
Photo location: Tanger, Morocco
Study abroad program: LUISS Business School in Rome, Spring 2017


Photo of Santorini, Greece

Zachary Wierschem
Caption: I often see the world, myself, and others in black and white; left or right; right and wrong. Embracing my transformative time in Greece, I now choose to live my life in color. I hope this photo speaks this truth where stark differences and blind compassion abound in us and the world.
Major and year: Innovation & Entrepreneurship – Senior
Photo location: Santorini, Greece
Study abroad program: The American College of Greece (Athens, Greece), Fall 2016


Thanks to everyone who entered!


Women Graduates-USA to host public film screening and one-day conference

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Women Graduates-USA is an online organization that focuses on women's issues that have an international impact, related to women in all parts of the globe.


The group will hold its 2017 WG-USA Annual General Meeting,
"Beyond Borders: Turning Commitment into Action in a Global World" at the Westin Hotel in Milwaukee from October 13-15, 2017.


Events open to the general public during the conference:
Friday evening FREE reception and film entitled 8 Borders 8 Days (5 p.m.-7:15 p.m.)
The film tells the story of a fierce single mother of two and the consequences of closing America's door to families fleeing war. With no answer to her application for resettlement in the US and every other path to safety closed off, a smuggler's raft to Europe was the only way out. 8 Borders, 8 Days RSVP

Saturday Only Conference Program (8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.) includes both lunch and dinner with registration fee of $175.
The program includes a refugee camp role play session in addition to two presentations and three panels dealing with various viewpoints and perspectives on the topic of refugees and immigration. A panel entitled Aid in Resettlement, the Milwaukee Experience will feature four members of area refugee service organizations on the legal, medical and psycho-social aspects of resettlement.

Visit the website ( for more details and to register online for the Saturday Conference Program.

See our new video on the South Africa Service Learning Program's community impact

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Hear how Marquette's South Africa Service Learning Program is making a difference in Cape Town.


We're happy to share our newest video on the community impact of the South Africa Service Learning Program. The program enables students to put their education to work through serving with a community-based organization two days a week during the semester. These service-learning sites allow them to make a difference in the ongoing transformation of South Africa through working on community education, health issues, gender inequities, sustainable living, and youth education. The selected organizations provide services for and advocate on behalf of people whose voices are not heard and who continue to struggle with injustice and pervasive poverty. They encourage those they serve to empower themselves and to be voices for change.


Learn more about this program.


Jesuit Worldwide Learning is looking for professors

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Visit the program website to apply for this position.


Since 2010, over 5,000 forcibly displaced and marginalized people have studied in JWL’s programs. The courses are available and delivered on JWL’s Learning Management System - Blackboard. After faculty interest and qualifications are confirmed, the professor will receive a contract and information about log in and password credentials as well as access information. Each course typically has about 15 students, is eight weeks in length, with additional time needed for grading. Professors will need to dedicate about of 10 hours per week to teaching a JWL course.


Visit the program website to learn more and apply.




Haggerty Museum seeks participants for storytelling project

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Participate in a new storytelling project focused on the refugee experience.


Haggerty is partnering with Ex Fabula on a storytelling project inspired by the current museum exhibition, Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy, and its themes of exhile, migration, and dislocation. In the spirit of strengthening community bonds through the art of storytelling, Ex Fabula is looking for individuals to tell stories about the refugee experience. A free storytelling workshop will be held on Thursday, October 12 at Marquette's Haggerty Museum (530 North 13th Street, Milwaukee, Wis.) from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. No previous storytelling experience is necessary. The museum encourages individuals with limited English to attend. After the workshop, individuals who want to tell a story in front of an audience at the November StorySlam will receive free one-on-one coaching to help them prepare. A free, public StorySlam will be held at the Haggerty on Thursday November 2. To attend, contact, 414-502-9533.




Fundraiser for Cuba after Hurricane Irma

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The Wisconsin Coalitiion to Normalize Relations with Cuba invites you to their fundraiser on October 8th.


The Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba is hosting a fundraiser for Cuba after Hurricane Irma:


October 8, 2017 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Coffee House (631 N 19th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233)


Entertainers will include guitarist & vocalist Darele Bisquera, and Troubadour Tony Baez performing songs of love and struggle from the Hispanic world, plus New Orleans jazz and a special music performance from Havana. See the event page for more information.


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