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.

Valparaiso University is a member of: 

Institute of International Education