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. Typed, double-spaced motivation essay*
Students will submit the essay through the online system. The essay prompt is as follows:

Please answer the questions below in one coherent essay that is approximately 500 words in length.

1. What led you to select this particular study abroad program?

2. Describe how participation on this program will contribute to your academic goals. Specifically, how will this study abroad program build upon your education to date and connect to your studies when you return to campus? 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 interests.

3. What do you believe to be the value in Marquette students studying abroad? What does it mean to you to be an ambassador of Marquette? When you look back on your study abroad experience, what do you hope to say that you have accomplished and learned?

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 also 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