Study Abroad Programs Staff

Office of International Programs

Gandhi-King Center for Diversity & Global Engagement

1509 Chapel Drive, Harre Union 209

Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Phone: 219.464.5333

Fax: 219.464.6868

julie maddox

Julie Maddox, Director of Study Abroad Programs

219.464.5333 x7248


Julie manages Valpo's Study Centers in England, Germany, China and Costa Rica and coordinates various exchange, third-party provider and faculty-led, short-term programs world-wide. Prior to Valpo, she worked at the Illinois Institute of Technology's International Center advising both international students and study abroad participants.   She earned a B.A. in French and International Economics & Cultural Affairs and an M.S. in International Commerce & Policy from Valparaiso University.  While a student at Valpo, she studied and interned abroad in France, Germany, Poland and China.   In high school, she participated in a French language immersion program through Indiana University's Honors Program in Foreign Languages.  

Joe Frake

Joe Frake, Office Coordinator

219.464.5333 x5509


Joe studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina while a student at Drake University.  Before joining Valpo as the Office Coordinator, he was a study abroad advisor at Central College Abroad in Pella, Iowa.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from Drake University.

zach nelson

Zach Nelson, International Education Intern

Zach studied abroad during his junior year at the Universitaet Tuebingen in Germany.  He stayed in Germany for a second year to intern at Reutlingen University's International Office.  He is completing his senior year at Valpo as a German major.  

mickey suber Mickey Suber, Study Abroad Marketing Intern
Katie Effertz, Study Abroad Student Aide
gloria llenos Gloria Llenos, Study Abroad Student Aide
Katelyn Stermer, Team Leader of the Peer Advisor Program

Valparaiso University is a member of: 

Institute of International Education