March 27, 2009
Enclosed please find the exchange student application packet with information regarding dates and costs for
Marquette University’s Fall 2009/Spring 2010 school year. Please share this material with your students who
may be studying with us in the future.
In order to ensure that all visiting students receive the best health care and service, we now require all exchange
students to enroll in the Marquette University health insurance plan. Students must submit a payment of
$340(U.S.) by bank check drawn on a U.S.-affiliated bank made payable to “Marquette University”. More
information about this insurance plan is available on page eleven of this packet.
I ask that, as advisors, you meet with your students and assist them in selecting courses prior to their arrival at
Marquette. An updated list of available courses can be found at: http://www.marquette.edu/registrar/snapshot/.
Upon receipt of the course requests, the students’ schedules will be arranged and sent back to you for approval.
Changing schedules after their arrival is very difficult and so I ask that requests for changes be limited and come
directly from you, the advisors. I will try to accommodate changes, but I cannot guarantee that all requests will be
granted. Considerations will be made based upon availability and circumstances.
I sincerely appreciate your cooperation with these adjustments and I hope that they will make our program even
stronger. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions.
I would like to reiterate that my office is responsible for the student exchange program between your university
and ours. We will continue to work hard to ensure that all students have a positive and academically enriching
experience during their time here. Should there be any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
I look forward to working with you during the coming months and years in order to maintain and further develop
our mutually beneficial partnership. Thank you.
Jamshid Hosseini, Ph.D.
Director - International Business Studies
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Semester Arrival Date Orientation* Classes Final Exams Semester
Fall 2009 August 19-23 August 24-28 August 31 December 14-19 December 19
Spring 2010 January 10-12 January 13-15 January 19 May 10-15 May 15
*Attendance at orientation is required for exchange students. Students must arrive in time for orientation.
2. Costs (Approximates)
Fall Semester Spring Semester One Academic Year
(Aug – Dec) (Jan – May) (Aug – May)
Insurance $ 340 $ 340 $ 680
Housing $ 1,840 $1,840 $ 3,680
Food $ 1,150 $1,150 $ 2,300
Books $ 540 $ 540 $ 1,080
Personal $ 1,160 $ 1,160 $ 1,860
Total $ 5,030/fall** $5,030/spring** $ 10,060/ academic year**
**Please Note: The required bank statement must indicate that the student or the student’s sponsor has, at least,
the above amount in his/her (sponsor’s) account.
3. Application Requirements
1. Completed Marquette Application Form (attached)
2. Transcripts (grade sheets/evaluation forms, etc.)
3. A formal letter from the bank of the student (or his/her sponsor), indicating a balance of at least $ 5,030 (Fall
semester), $ 5,030 (Spring semester) or $ 10,060 (one academic year).
4. Payment for health insurance by a bank check in the amount of $340, drawn on a U.S. affiliated bank, made
payable to “Marquette University” for participation in our Exchange Visitor group insurance plan. (Please do
not send funds using a money order or traveler’s check. These methods of payment cannot be readily cashed
by our Bursar.)
5. An official letter certifying that the student is currently enrolled at your university/institution. (Please be sure
to use your official letterhead and sign and date this letter.)
6. For students whose first language is not English, a certificate of the student’s English Language proficiency is
required. This evidence may include one or more of the following:
• Internet TOEFL score (iBT), minimum of 80 overall, with minimum score of 20 in each skill category
• Paper based TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550
• ILETS 6.0, with no section lower then 5.5
Please note that we will be unable to process the student's application until all of the above material is received.
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International Student Exchange Application
Welcome to the Marquette International Student Exchange Program. With this application form you
should receive a Current Fact Sheet (page 4) in order to know the present Marquette costs, term dates,
deadlines and other specific information for your application and enrollment. Please read it carefully.
The following steps are necessary for your enrollment at Marquette. Please arrange for Marquette to
receive original signed documents before the admission deadline. Faxed copies are not adequate.
(1) Please complete the Student Application section of this form.
(2) Give this form to your financial sponsor to complete the Financial Support section. We also need a
letter from the financial sponsor’s bank indicating availability of sufficient funds as indicated in the
Current Fact Sheet.
(3) Give this form to the exchange program officer of your home university to complete the Home
Institution Endorsement section. Also give your home university officer your insurance
documentation or your insurance payment to send to Marquette with your application.
(4) Your home university officer will send all of your application and insurance materials to the
Marquette Academic Program Host at the address at the bottom of this page.
(5) The Marquette Academic Program Host will decide on your admission and will send your
documents to the Marquette Office of International Education for issuance of the government form
DS-2019 document you will need for your legal arrangements to enroll at Marquette.
(6) After the issuance of that legal document, which is called a “Certificate of Eligibility” for (J-1)
Exchange Visitor Status, you will receive additional information and instructions from your
Academic Program Host and from the Office of International Education to help with your arrival and
successful adjustment to life and studies at Marquette.
The name and address of your Marquette Academic Program Host is:
Dr. Jamshid Hosseini
Director of International Business Programs
College of Business Administration
606 N. 13th Street.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Telephone +1 414 288 3433 Fax +1 414 288 1660
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University Exchange POC
CHECK LIST FOR APPLICATION
As an exchange student
Please check the appropriate boxes
Completed Marquette University Application Form (pg 5-7)
(This form must be signed and dated by the International Relation Office of your University).
Transcripts (grade sheets/evaluations forms, etc.)
Completed Financial Support Information (pg 6)
A formal letter from the bank of the student (or his/her sponsors), indicating a balance of at least $4,800 for
one semester or $9,600 for the academic year.
Completed Course (Class) Request Form (pg 8)
An official letter certifying that the student is currently enrolled at your university/institution. (Please be sure
to use your official letterhead and sign and date this letter).
For students whose first language is not English, confirmation of the student’s English Language proficiency is
required. This evidence may include one or more of the following:
• Internet TOEFL score (iBT), minimum of 80 overall, with minimum score of 20 in each skill
• Paper based TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550
• ILETS 6.0, with no section lower then 5.5
□ Enrollment in the Marquette health insurance plan for exchange visitors. Submit payment of US$340 by bank
check drawn on a U.S.-affiliated bank made payable to “Marquette University”. More information about this
insurance plan is available on page ten of the application packet.
Completed Marquette University Accommodation Form (pg 9).
Two “passport sized” photos.
Completed Survey for Incoming International Students
- The deadline for application for the Fall semester and full academic year is strictly April 15. Although
applications arriving after April 15th may be processed, housing is not guaranteed. No applications will be
processed after June 1st.
- The deadline for the Spring semester is November 15th. No applications will be processed after this date.
THIS CHECKLIST MUST BE COMPLETED BY YOUR UNIVERSITY’S EXCHANGE CONTACT
PERSON (POC) AND INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
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Current Fact Sheet for International Exchange Students
The following information is applicable for exchange students who will join Marquette University for Fall semester
2009, Spring 2010, or Summer term 2010.
The complete set of student application materials including financial and insurance evidence must be received no later
than the following dates:
For enrollment in the fall semester 2009: April 15, 2009.
For enrollment in the spring semester 2010: November 15, 2009
For enrollment in the summer term 2010: April 15, 2010.
The orientation program for fall semester 2009 begins on Monday, August 24, 2009.
(New exchange students must arrive at Marquette University no later than August 23, 2009).
Fall semester classes begin on Monday, August 31, 2009.
Fall semester final examinations end on Saturday, December 19, 2009.
The orientation program for spring semester 2010 begins on Wednesday, January 13, 2010.
(New exchange students must arrive at Marquette University no later than January 12, 2010).
Spring semester classes begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.
Spring semester final examinations end on Saturday, May 15, 2010.
Official cost estimates:
The estimate of living and incidental expenses for one semester in the academic year 2009-2010 is $5,030.
Therefore, a student who will attend Marquette during either the fall semester or the spring semester should have at
least $5,030 available. If the student plans to attend Marquette University during the 2009-2010 full academic year,
$10,060 should be available.
Residence accommodations (Please refer to the Accommodation Information Sheet on page nine)
All exchange visitors are required by United States law to have certain kinds and amounts of health insurance. These
regulations are printed on the page titled Marquette University Exchange Visitor Insurance Information (pg 10). To
fulfill this government requirement, participants in Marquette’s exchange student program must enroll in Marquette’s
group health insurance program for J-1 exchange visitors.
A description of this insurance is available upon request. You will need to send an advance deposit for this insurance
along with your exchange student application. If you do not enter the United States to join the Marquette exchange
program, your money is refundable to you. The cost of this insurance is estimated to be $65-90 per month, depending
on the age of the student. Exact costs will be explained during the orientation session or you may contact Marquette for
more information. The initial advance deposit for this insurance is US$340.
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Exchange Student Application
Family Name Given Name Middle Name
Period of Marquette Enrollment: ____ Fall Semester, August 20_____
____ Spring Semester, January 20____
____ Full Year, Fall 20_____ and Spring 20_____
How many years of full time study will you have completed before enrolling at MU? _______
Academic Level of Enrollment: ______ Undergraduate ______ Graduate ______ Both
Major Field of Study: _____________________________________________________________________________
Current University: _______________________________________________________________________________
Please inform us if your mailing address changes
Current Postal Mailing Address: (Exactly as you want us to type it on all of our mail to you).
Permanent Home Address:
Telephone Number including country and city codes: ____________________________________________________
Fax number, if any:________________________________________________________________________________
Date of Birth__________________________________ Gender__________________________________________
Month Day Year
City/Region of Birth:___________________________ Country of Birth:________________________________
Country of Legal Permanent Residence: _______________________________________________________________
Country of Citizenship: ____________________________ Country of Passport: ____________________________
Do you plan to bring a spouse and/or children with you? No Yes
(If yes, we will ask you for additional required information.)
From the current fact sheet, preferred housing accommodation: _____________________________
What is or was your most recent activity in your country of legal permanent residence:
Undergraduate student Graduate student Other as explained below:
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Whom should we contact if you encounter a health or other personal emergency?
Name: _______________________________________Relationship to You:________________________________
Language(s) Spoken Well: _______________________________________________________________________
Telephone Number(s): ____________________________E-mail: ________________________________________
How many U.S. dollars will be available to you for your period of study at Marquette: $__________________
What is the source of those funds? _______________________________________________________________
"I certify that the information I have given in this application is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and
belief. I understand that the materials submitted as part of my application become the property of Marquette
“The required exchange student materials regarding insurance coverage, academic preparedness, English proficiency,
financial support, and home institution enrollment are enclosed with this completed application form”.
Student Signature Date Signed
Message to the Financial Sponsor:
The estimated normal costs of living and studing at Marquette University are indicated on an accompanying paper
titled Current Fact Sheet. Some students spend much more money and others spend a little less. If you will provide
full financial support for this student during the indicated period of study at Marquette, please complete and sign the
following statement. You will also need to provide a letter from your bank to document the availability of the
“I will be the financial sponsor of this student (name of the student), ______________________________________,
to pay the full expenses of his or her living and studying in the United States during the time period of ____________
_________________. I understand that the normal costs during that period of time are estimated at United States
dollars $ ____________.”
My relationship to this student is as follows: _________________________________________________________
Signed: _______________________________________________ Date: __________________________
Printed Name: _________________________________________ Telephone: _____________________
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Home Institution Endorsement
"I am the exchange program officer of my institution, which is ___________________________________________.
I certify that the student named ____________________________________________ meets all of the requirements
of our exchange agreement with Marquette University. I am confident that this student meets the following
requirements for a successful period of living and study at Marquette (please check):
____ Academic Ability ____ Psychological Stability _____ Seriousness of Purpose
____ Financial Support ____ English Language Proficiency _____ Timely Application
I recommend admission of this student for the indicated program and period of study."
(Officer's Printed Name) (Officer's Signature) (Date Signed)
Marquette University Admission Action
“I am the Marquette Exchange Program Director for this prospective exchange visitor. The student named
above is hereby admitted to full-time non-degree _____undergraduate or ____ graduate studies for the
indicated ________________________________ semester(s) of the academic year 20____ - 20____ .
(Fall, Spring, Summer)
This student is admitted for studies in the College of ________________________ at Marquette University.
The required exchange student insurance materials are also enclosed."
(Academic Host’s Name) (Signature) (Date Signed)
Marquette University does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, age,
religion, veteran's status, sex, national origin or handicap in its educational programs or activities, including
employment and admissions.
Office of International Education:
Date materials first received: ___________________________________
Completed Application Form:_______
Academic Evidence: ________
English Evidence: ________
Financial Evidence: __________
Insurance Evidence: __________
Home Enrollment Evidence: ___________
Inter-University Exchange Agreement is on file at OIE:____________________
DS-2019 has been issued on _____________by________________________ and sent with the following
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Student Name:_____________________________________________________ Major:____________________
Home Institution: _____________________________________________________
COURSE REQUEST FORM FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Important: Exchange students must register for, and complete, a minimum of 12 undergraduate (or 7.5
graduate) credits to maintain legal visa status.
Please work with your advisor to select at least 6 courses from the “Snapshot of Classes.” The list of
courses can be found at the following address: http://www.marquette.edu/registrar/snapshot/
Also, please note there is a new list for each semester and not all classes are offered in both Fall and Spring.
Preferred Class – Course Title Course No. Is this class
1. Yes/ No
2. Yes/ No
3. Yes/ No
4. Yes/ No
5. Yes/ No
6. Yes/ No
7. Yes/ No
8. Yes/ No
9. Yes/ No
10. Yes/ No
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ACCOMMODATION APPLICATION FORM
For exchange students
Below is a brief description of the arranged accommodations in Global Village, a community of international
and Marquette students.
If you would prefer another housing arrangement, please contact our office directly for authorized alternatives
firstname.lastname@example.org or +414-288-3433.
Please check here if you would like to live in the Global Village, housed in the Campus Town Apartments
Campus Town Apartments: Campus Town is a very convenient place to live while studying at
Marquette University. The apartments are fully furnished and heating and water utilities are included
in the rental fee. Bedrooms are large enough to be shared by two students. Additional information
may be found at http://www.mu.edu/places/campustown.html.
Two bedroom apartment (for up to 4 students) for 2009-2010 is $1270/month (shared by four
students, each at $317.50).
Student Name: _________________________________________________________________________________
Home Country: ______________________________________________________________________
Gender: Male Female
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Exchange Visitor Insurance Information
Marquette University has organized a group insurance plan for its exchange visitors. The plan is intended to meet most needs
of most students but is not intended to meet the expenses of catastrophic injuries or illnesses. Marquette does not represent
the insurance company, but we offer general information based on our experience with this group insurance plan. The cost of
this insurance changes from year to year and varies according to the ages of participants. Students pay in advance for their
first semester of study and the additional days that they are permitted to be in the United States in our exchange program
before and after their period of study. The period of time for a semester is generally five months, so students pay an
estimated cost for five months in advance. The student’s remittance must be in the form of a check in US dollars drawn on a
US bank payable to Marquette University.
EXCERPTS FROM THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS REGARDING
INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR J-1 VISITORS
(In our case the term “sponsor” in these regulations means Marquette University.)
22CFR 62.14 Insurance.
(a) Sponsors shall require each exchange visitor to have insurance in effect which covers the exchange visitor for
sickness or accident during the period of time that an exchange visitor participates in the sponsor’s exchange visitor
program. Minimum coverage shall provide:
(1) Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness;
(2) Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500;
(3) Expenses associated with medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the
amount of $10,000; and
(4) A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.
(b) An insurance policy secured to fulfill the requirements of this section:
(1) May require a waiting period for pre-existing conditions which is reasonable as determined by current
(2) May include provision for co-insurance under the terms of which the exchange visitor may be required to
pay up to 25% of the covered benefits per accident or illness; and
(3) Shall not unreasonably exclude coverage for perils inherent to the activities of the exchange program in
which the exchange visitor participates.
(c) Any policy, plan, or contract secured to fill the above requirements must, at a minimum, be:
(1) Underwritten by an insurance corporation having an A.M. Best rating of “A-“ or above, an Insurance
Solvency International, Ltd. (ISI) rating of “A-i” or above, a Standard & Poor’s Claims-paying Ability
rating of “A-” or above, a Weiss Research, Inc. rating of “B+” or above, or such other rating as the Agency
may from time to time specify; or
(2) Backed by the full faith and credit of the government of the exchange visitor’s home country; or
(3) Part of a health benefits program offered on a group basis to employees or enrolled students by a
designated sponsor; or
(4) Offered through or underwritten by a federally qualified Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or
eligible Competitive Medical Plan (CMP) as determined by the Health Care Financing Administration of
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
An accompanying spouse or dependent of an exchange visitor is required to be covered by insurance in the amounts set forth
in 62.14 (a) above.
(d) An exchange visitor who willfully fails to maintain the insurance coverage set forth above while a participant in an
exchange visitor program or who makes a material misrepresentation to the sponsor concerning such coverage shall
be deemed to be in violation of these regulations and shall be subject to termination as a participant.
(e) A sponsor shall terminate an exchange visitor’s participation in its program if the sponsor determines that the
exchange visitor or any accompanying spouse or dependent willfully fails to remain in compliance with this section.
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Survey for Incoming International Students
1) Family Name___________________________ Given Name ________________________
2) Age ___________
3) Gender : Male ____ Female ____
4) Academic year __________________________________
5) Home City, Country __________________________________
6) Permanent Address
7) Phone _______________________ 8) E-mail ________________________________
1) Name of the University/College you attend back home
2) Academic Focus/Major
3) Year of Studies completed: 2nd ___ ; 3rd ___ ; 4th ___; Other ___
All About You
1) What are your career goals?
2) What languages do you speak?
3) What places have you visited?
4) What are your hobbies?
5) Why did you choose Marquette University for your exchange?
6) What are you looking forward to the most about your study abroad experience?
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