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 Welcome Students
Student Spotlight
Virtual Study Abroad Fair
CPT/OPT Info Sessions for F-1
Study Abroad Scholarship Highlights
Summer/Fall 2022 Study Abroad
Sibanye Cape Town
Study Abroad Scholarships
Matteo Ricci Minor
Marquette German Students Wins Award
Event: Global Candy & Card Making
Upcoming events & deadlines | Scholarships


Dear Reader,

MarquetteGlobal is an electronic newsletter covering a broad range of international education issues, including events, calls for papers, academic conferences, grants, fellowships and scholarships.
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Marquette Welcomes New Students

mueagleMarquette and OIE are pleased to welcome 40 new students from 18 countries for Spring semester 2022. COVID-19 continues to create challenges for student mobility, including delayed and cancelled visa appointments, additional flight requirements, and US government entry protocols. They arrived during the coldest weeks of the year, but we are pleased to welcome them, see them succeed, and recognize the contributions that they and other international students bring to Marquette, Milwaukee and the US.

Study Abroad Student Spotlight:
John Mills, The American College of Greece

mills-acg-1With over 2,500 graduate and undergraduate students and international students from more than 50 countries, you'll be immersed in Greek culture and have plenty of opportunities to make friends from all over the world.
At the American College of Greece, students can participate in Internships, a Residence life program, ACG Buddies program, Host Family Program, engage in day-trip excursions and take coursework in a variety of disciplines. Visits to historical and cultural sites and excursions to the Greek islands are scheduled throughout the academic year by the Study Abroad Office and the Outdoor Recreation Office. ACG Residence Life activities and events present opportunities to mingle with local students and immerse oneself in Greek and ACG culture.
Check out Johnny’s study abroad experience on our Student Spotlight page.

Virtual Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, February 2 | 8am-8pm | Online

The virtual study abroad fair took place on Wednesday, February 2 from 8am – 8pm CST with live sessions hosted through Teams Meeting. If you were not able to register or attend the virtual fair, recordings from sessions are available on the virtual fair website.
Not sure where to start? If you are interested in study abroad, we strongly recommend you attend a virtual Study Abroad 101 info session that takes place every Friday at 3pm CST.
Recording also available if you cannot attend the live session. Learn more about your options, application process, and more! No registration necessary. Visit the MUGlobal Portal ( website for more details.

CPT/OPT Information Sessions for F-1 Students:

Are you thinking about having an internship or co-op? Have you already been offered an internship or practicum? Are you planning to finish your program in May or August 2022? Are you planning for your future? Are you curious about this benefit of your F-1 status?
Join these information sessions to learn about Curricular and Optional Practical Training. All Marquette F-1 students are welcome to attend – no registration or response is required. Please note: all the sessions will be via Teams. (They will not be recorded.)

  • Monday, February 14: 12:00 – 12:50 pm
    Click here to join the meeting
    Finishing you program in May 2022?  February 22 is the first day you can submit your OPT application to USCIS.
March April May Don’t want to wait for an information session? Information about OPT and CPT is available on the OIE website.

Study abroad in Summer or Fall 2022

If you are planning to study abroad in Summer, Fall, or Academic Year 2022, you must submit an application for the study abroad program through the MUGlobal Portal by March 1, 2022*.
*Deadlines may vary by program. Confirm your program’s application deadline by visiting
We also encourage you to renew or apply for your passport NOW! U.S. passport processing times are currently delayed and can take up to 11 weeks. Start now by visiting the U.S. State Department website.

Study Abroad Scholarship Highlights:

Pelumi Oguntade, Wings Scholarship

oguntade-wings-1Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, the Wings Scholarship provides opportunities for low-income students to engage in a credit-bearing study abroad experience. Three students will receive an airfare stipend of up to $1,250 each to participate in these highly impactful study abroad programs. The Wings Scholarship will only be available for students participating on Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Academic Year 2022-23 study abroad programs. Short excerpt from Pelumi’s experience -
How did this scholarship affect your study abroad experience overall?
The Wings Scholarship helped my study abroad experience go smoothly. Getting to the destination is quite vital and I am grateful that the Wings fund helped spread my wings to Korea. I didn’t have to worry about the hassle of booking flights or paying for it. I was informed ahead of time for things that would involve out of pocket costs such as additional checked bag. It allowed me to focus my energy on other details of my trip such as booking quarantine stay
Check out Pelumi’s full experience at Sogang University with the Wings Scholarship on our Study Abroad Scholarships website.

Max Mantych,
Eufemia Sanchez de la Calle Scholarship

Recipients of the Eufemia Sanchez de la Calle Scholarship will earn mantych-eufemia-1$1,400 toward their semester abroad. All students studying in Spain for a full semester or academic year are encouraged to apply! Preference is given to students who are studying language or taking their courses in Spanish while abroad. The financial need of the student is also considered. Short excerpt from Max’s experience –
How did receiving the Eufemia Sanchez de la Calle scholarship affect your study abroad experience overall?
I am very grateful to have received the Eufemia Sanchez de la Calle scholarship because it assisted me in paying for expenses such as a regional train pass, rent, and groceries. The scholarship also provided me with some additional financial breathing room to say yes to some incredible opportunities, such as professional soccer games and weekend trips around Europe.
Check out Max’s experience at Universidad Pontifica Comillas with the Eufemia Sanchez de la Calle Scholarship our Study Abroad Scholarships website.

Study Abroad:
Apply for Fall 2022 Sibanye Cape Town

Are you passionate about community sct-fa22-1engagement and service to others? Interested in an internship with a community-based NGO? Looking for an experience to set yourself apart from others?  The Sibanye Cape Town program (formerly South Africa Service Learning) offers that and more! Located in cosmopolitan Cape Town, South Africa, the Sibanye Cape Town program offers opportunities for you to take courses at the University of Western Cape as well as working with local communities and organizations in areas focused on refugees, youth education, community development, women empowerment, race, socioeconomic or gender inequities, sustainable living and more.
How can students get more information?

Matteo Ricci Minor in Global Studies

If you are looking to integrate study abroad into your academic studies at Marquette, consider pursuing the Matteo Ricci Minor in Global Studies. This minor encourages Marquette students to gain academic and experiential knowledge of countries and cultures beyond the United States.
Inspired by Matteo Ricci, a Jesuit priest who lived from 1552 to 1610 and was one of the first Europeans to travel to China. Ricci encultured himself into Chinese society by learning Chinese; writing the first Chinese-Portuguese dictionary; adapting the dress of a Chinese scholar and he was invited to join the Court of the Wanli Emperor.
The minor is for students who want to join in this authentic enculturation journey by demonstrating to future employers the range of intercultural competence skills to succeed in today’s world.
For an overview of the requirements for the Matteo Ricci minor, visit the College of Arts & Science interdisciplinary majors and minors webpage.

Funding Available for Study Abroad Students

Marquette Scholarships: The OIE is able to offer a few funding opportunities for semester study abroad students. These include: the O’Malley & Steyaert Travel Abroad Grant and the Wings Scholarship. You may be eligible!

External Scholarships: Many scholarship opportunities exist through external organizations and/or government agencies! You may be surprised by the funding you could be eligible for and just how many opportunities are available! The Gilman International Scholarship is just one example.
Host Institution Scholarships: Several of our host institutions offer their own scholarships to incoming study abroad students. These may be advertised on the program’s brochure page or website, but students can also ask their host institutions if scholarships are available!

Marquette German Student Wins
State Language Award

Congratulations to Katie Darragh! Below is an excerpt from Marquette Today’s story on student Katie Darragh.

Student Katie Darragh received the 2021 Excellence in Language Studies Award from the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers (WAFLT). This award recognized individuals who have demonstrated great achievement and progress in language study and who exhibit great potential for further achievement in the language.
Selected from many nominees across the state of Wisconsin, Darragh was chosen for her remarkable accomplishments in learning German. This is the first time in decades that this award has been presented to a Marquette student. An active member of Marquette’s German Club, Darragh is currently a sophomore, intending to major in Corporate Communication with a minor in German. She also plans to study abroad at one of Marquette’s partner universities in Marburg.
WAFLT has been serving Wisconsin world language teachers since 1913 and is one of the largest state language associations in the country. The purpose of WAFLT is to promote, strengthen, and facilitate the teaching and life-long learning of world languages and cultures in schools and communities to meet the needs of our increasingly interdependent world.

OIE EVENT: Global Candy Exchange & Card Making

Friday, February 11, 2pm–3:30 pm, OIE (Holthusen Hall, Room 403)
Sample over 25 different types global-candy-exchange-1of candy from 14 countries around the world whilst getting creative. Make a card (or a few) for Valentine’s Day to give to friends, sweethearts, family, etc. Learn about the candies and why they are popular “at home” from the students who brought them to campus. All Marquette students and scholars are welcome!


  • January 24 Spring 2022 Classes Start
  • February 1 Lunar New Year
    Alumni Memorial Union, 2nd floor
    Event Flyer
  • February 6 – 13 Mission Week
  • February 8 Spring Career Fair Prep Workshop
    Alumni Memorial Union, Lunda Room
    Register Now
  • February 11 Global Candy Exchange
    Holthusen Hall 403
  • February 14 CPT/OPT Information Session
    Session will not be recorded
    12pm-12:50pm CST
    Virtual – find meeting link in stories
  • Muslim Student Association: Honorary Event & Fundraiser
    This event has been updated and moved to Friday, March 4 at 6pm.
    Alumni Memorial Union, Ballroom E
    RSVP by March 1 at
  • March 1 CPT/OPT Information Session
    Session will not be recorded
    8am-8:50pm CST
    Virtual –  find meeting link in stories
  • March 2 Bucks vs. Heat Basketball
    Fiserv Forum
  • March 4 Muslim Student Association: Honorary Event & Fundraiser
    Alumni Memorial Union, Ballroom E
    RSVP by March 1 at
  • March 9 Mid-term Study Break
    Holthusen Hall 403
  • March 15 Summer & Fall 2022 Marquette Study Abroad Scholarship Application Deadline
  • April 4  2022 Immigration Update for International Students, Faculty and Staff
    12pm CST
    Virtual – REGISTER NOW
  • April 6 CPT/OPT Information Session
    Session will not be recorded
    3:30pm-4:20pm CST
    Virtual –  find meeting link in stories
  • April 6 Summer & Fall 2022 Study Abroad Parent Webinar
    5:30pm CST
    Virtual (meeting link sent to accepted study abroad students only)
  • April 7 Bucks vs. Celtics Basketball
    Fiserv Forum
  • April 12 OIE Easter Eggstravaganza
    Holthusen Hall 403
  • April 15 Good Friday
    University offices closed
  • April 22 CPT/OPT Information Session
    Session will not be recorded
    8am-8:50pm CST
    Virtual –  find meeting link in stories
  • April 30 Brewers vs. Cubs Baseball
    Watch Marquette email for more details
  • May 3 CPT/OPT Information Session
    Session will not be recorded
    12pm-12:50pm CST
    Virtual –  find meeting link in stories
  • May 30 Memorial Day
    University offices closed