Parents Council Supports Study Abroad
"Studying abroad was an irreplaceable experience that allowed my daughter to grow as an individual and gave her an unparalleled opportunity to interact with new cultures and places.  As an International Business major, my daughter has not only grown as a person throughout her study abroad experience, but has also added value to her education and her qualifications in the job market. Valpo's Study Abroad programs offer a great financial value, as well as  provide the preparation and support students need for a successful semester abroad." -Helene Hildebrand, Parents Council 


The Parents Council is available to help answer questions and be a resource as you consider a Valpo study abroad program.  Join us for our annual Family Weekend, which features a panel discussion:

“Study Abroad—What Parents Need to Know”

Studying abroad can be exciting for your student, but you may have a lot of questions about sending your child overseas. Valpo offers its students a multitude of study-abroad opportunities during their four years on campus.  Listen as Julie Maddox ’04, ’05 M.S., director of study abroad programs, tells you about these opportunities.  Learn about the different programs and how students can work study-abroad semesters into their Valpo careers.


For general questions, please call 800.833.6792, ext. 23 or send an email to Feel free to contact the Parents Council members who have supported their son or daughter on a Valpo study-abroad program: 

Helene Hildebrand 
Elmhurst, IL      
Student: Eddy Hildebrand ’07
Major: Meteorology
Student: Laura Hildebrand ’13 
- Studied abroad in Reutlingen, Germany
Major: International Business 


Timothy Hough
Elizabeth Hough

Hebron, IN    
Student: Ryan Hough ‘14 
- Studied abroad in Hangzhou, China 
Major:International Business, Marketing