Study abroad students from Marquette



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.

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1. Completed online application form

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.

  1. What are your study abroad goals (think about the pre-advising or Study Abroad 101 session)? How does this program align with those goals?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
(Marquette en Madrid and Project GO-ROTC Arabic Scholarship Program require 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 log-in 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.



Students applying to study in a non-Marquette program need to complete the following course approval form by the application deadline.

1. Course approval form
More information about the course approval process can be found on the course approval process page.


Non-Marquette students can apply to several programs. They need to submit the following additional forms by mail or the online application system.

1. Study abroad adviser form

2. Transcript request form
This transcript request form needs to be completed for ONLY the Marquette en Madrid program, South Africa Service Learning Program and Project GO - ROTC Arabic Scholarship Program.

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
Marquette University
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
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881


Office of International Education

OIE works to promote the internationalization of Marquette University by recruiting and advising international students and scholars, developing vibrant partnerships with international institutions and providing innovative study abroad opportunities.
Office of International Education