Student Profile: Jon
German & Mechanical Engineering

Jon Larson came to Valpo to study Mechanical Engineering and German in the innovative program called VIEP.  This five-year program has taken him to Reutlingen for a full semester of study and another six months of cooperative-education work with WAFIOS, a German company that produces wire-working machinery.  A week-long Schnuppertour in Reutlingen with a Valpo engineering professor and a Valpo German professor convinced him after the sophomore year that WAFIOS would be the place for his co-op placement.

“The Valpo International Engineering Program offered me the chance to fulfill my dream of spending an extended period of time in Germany as well as studying Engineering, all within the bounds of a well-structured and guided program.

-- Jon

• Jon was part of VIEP-German at Valpo.  Check out his experiences in Germany on his blog.
• He lived in the German House during the year before his study and work abroad.