Marquette uses an online study abroad system to facilitate the application process. When students log into the system, they will be able to choose their program, see all requirements, upload documents and submit their application.
GENERAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
2. Motivation essays*
Students will submit the essays through the online system. The motivational essay responses are a critical part of the application process, as they are the primary way in which students communicate the academic appropriateness of their program selection and their preparedness for study abroad.
Students will answer each question below in one complete paragraph that is approximately 250-300 words in length. (Please note: Project GO-Jordan applications have a unique set of questions. Refer to the online application for complete essay prompts.)
- What are your study abroad goals (think about the pre-advising or Study Abroad 101 session)? How does this program align with those goals?
- How will this study abroad program build upon your education to date and connect to your studies when you return to campus as well as your vocation? Please describe the classes you plan to take abroad and how the academic focus of this program relates to your major, minor, and/or demonstrated academic and extracurricular interests including student organizations, service-learning, internships, research or other experiential opportunities.
- One learning outcome related to study abroad is increasing one's intercultural competence: the ability to accurately recognize and respond to cultural similarities and differences. What attitudes, knowledge and skills do you currently possess in this domain that will help you during your study abroad experience? How do you plan to enhance these while abroad?
3. Academic letter(s) of recommendation*
All programs require at least one letter of recommendation.
(Project GO-ROTC Arabic Scholarship Program requires two, and the South Africa Service Learning Program requires three.)
To obtain recommendations**, students enter their recommender's information into the online application. The system will email login details to the recommender, who are then able to complete the online recommendation. The box next to the recommender's name on the student's application homepage will be checked when the recommendation is submitted.
* Business students going on business only programs do not need to do these requirements.
** Students should contact their recommender to share their plans and gain their permission BEFORE e-mailing them through the online application system.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MARQUETTE PROGRAMS
Students applying to study in a non-Marquette program need to complete the following course approval form by the application deadline.
REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MARQUETTE STUDENTS
Non-Marquette students can apply to several programs. They need to submit the following additional forms by mail or the online application system.
1. Transcript request form
This will ensure that upon completion of the program, a student's home institution will receive his or her Marquette transcript.
1. Study abroad adviser recommendation
Students must enter their study abroad adviser recommender's name and email into the online application. The system will email login details to the recommender, who is then able to complete the online recommendation. The box next to the recommender's name on the student's application homepage will be checked when the recommendation is submitted.
The purpose of this form is to ensure that the student understands what their home university’s study abroad processes are such as application process, course approvals or fees. This recommendation tells Marquette that the student has connected at least once with his or her study abroad office or equivalent.
Non-Marquette students can study in the following programs:
All students, except those in the College of Business Administration, should deliver required hard-copy documents — as noted in the online application system — to:
Office of International Education
Holthusen Hall, 4th floor
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
College of Business Administration students should deliver their hard-copy materials to:
College of Business Administration — International Business
David A. Straz, Jr., Hall
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881